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The Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences is the publisher of eight scholarly journals – six annuals ("Acta Baltico-Slavica", "Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives", "Colloquia Humanistica", "Slavia Meridionalis", "Studia Litteraria et Historica" and "Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej" [Studies in Polish and Slavic Philology]) and two biannuals ("Adeptus" and "Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria nowa" [Nationalities Affairs. New Series]). Of these, two titles – "Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives" and "Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej" – are of strictly linguistic character, while the rest of journals also feature articles in other fields, including literature studies, cultural studies, anthropology, history, sociology and ethnology. The publication languages are English, French, German as well as all Slavic languages. Since 2014, our journals have been published in electronic format only, and are available on an Open Access basis on the ISS PAS Journals platform at: https://ispan.waw.pl/journals/index.php 

 

The Institute's oldest journal is "Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej" [Studies in Polish and Slavic Philology], which first appeared in 1955. The periodical publishes papers devoted to a broad range of topics in Slavic linguistics, including synchronic and diachronic questions as well as comparative and contrastive research concerning language systems at various levels. The other strictly linguistic journal is "Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives", devoted, on the one hand, to modern linguistics – especially to cognitive approaches to theoretical semantics, to lexical semantics and to contrastive analysis of both Slavic and selected non-Slavic languages (English, French, German and Lithuanian) – and, on the other hand, to language engineering (e.g. corpus linguistics). Originally published predominantly in French, since 2004 the journal's chief publication language has been English, albeit to honour its tradition, francophone submissions are also accepted.

 

Other periodicals are interdisciplinary in character. The annual "Acta Baltico-Slavica" was first published in Białystok by Białostockie Towarzystwo Naukowe [the Białystok Scientific Society] (1964–1977), then in Wrocław by the Ossolineum (1977–1992) to eventually move to Warsaw, where it has remained under the auspices of the ISS PAS since 1992. The journal disseminates research on linguistic and social phenomena and cultural processes in the past and present-day Baltic-Slavic borderland. The works published predominantly represent trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural approaches, which stems from a programmatic abandonment of ethnocentric perspectives. Also geographically focused is the annual "Slavia Meridionalis", popularising scholarship on the literatures, cultures, history, ethnology and languages of the Southern Slavic area as well as the region's dynamic relations with other cultural areas. Two further periodicals similarly open in their disciplinary scope but accepting submissions devoted to various regions are "Studia Litteraria et Historica" and "Colloquia Humanistica". The journal "Studia Litteraria et Historica" serves as a platform for communication between fields like ethnography, sociology, literature studies and philosophy and the one hand – and history on the other. Regularly published in the annual are analyses devoted to politics of memory, public discourse including especially academic discourse, modes of the production and reproduction – as well as effects – of dominant ideologies, and to the dynamics of majority-minority relations. The journal is also a place for reflection on new scholarly, artistic and literary production. The annual "Colloquia Humanistica" in its turn, apart from scholarly articles, also welcomes original, previously unpublished literary and historical texts, and the intention of the editor in charge of each thematic issue is to challenge prejudices and stereotypes – cultural, national as well as, at times, scholarly ones. The publication language is English.

 

The biannual "Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria nowa" [Nationalities Affairs. New Series] – appearing since 1994 and published by the ISS PAS since 2004 – continues the tradition of the interwar-period quarterly "Sprawy Narodowościowe". The papers published touch upon the subject matter of nations, ethnic groups and national minorities – both past and present – and the approaches adopted allow for diverse factors rooted in politics, economy, history, sociology, ethnology, culture and language. The Institute's other biannual – "Adeptus" – is a forum where doctoral candidates and beginning doctors can present their research in various disciplines of the humanities.

 

Almost all journals published by the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences are currently featured in the European Reference Index for the Humanities Plus (ERIH PLUS). Quality of the articles is assured by eight editorial teams which bring together distinguished scholars of respective disciplines from around the globe. Likewise international in character is the composition of the journals' lists of reviewers. Each submission is assessed by two independent experts in a double-blind review process and tested for plagiarism using the CrossCheck software.

 

All our periodicals are also listed in a number of databases, including the CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library), CEJSH (Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), EBSCO and WorldCat. "Acta Baltico-Slavica" and "Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej" are additionally to be found in the SCOPUS database.

 

Older issues of our journals are accessible electronically via the CEEOL database at: http://www.ceeol.com/search/search-result?f={%22PublisherID%22%3A253}, while the printed versions are available from the Institute's online bookshop at: http://www.ispan.waw.pl/ksiegarnia

 

The Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences follows editorial guidelines put forward by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and has recently been accepted into the OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association), thus proving that it meets global standards for Open Access publishers. The ISS PAS is among two Polish publishers admitted to the Association: http://oaspa.org/membership/members