ISS PAS Journals

The e-journal platform of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences has been active since 2014. It was launched as part of the project “Polish Slavic studies journals online: Implementation of an innovative software and work system Open Journal Systems”, funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher education under the Index Plus scheme (2013–2014).

In 2014 all eight journals published by the Institute migrated to its Open Journal Systems platform and are available in open access (CC BY 3.0 PL license):

  • Acta Baltico-Slavica,
  • Adeptus,
  • Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives,
  • Colloquia Humanistica,
  • Slavia Meridionalis,
  • Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria nowa,
  • Studia Litteraria et Historica,
  • Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej.

They bring articles in both congress and all Slavic languages; all articles have abstracts and keywords in English, and bibliographies (APA 6 style); they also have been assigned unique DOI identifiers (Crossref).

The platform features all current and previous issues of the journals published since 2010; older issues are available in open or restricted access at the Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes [Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych] (RCIN) and the Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL).

Journals: aims and scope

The Institute’s oldest journal is Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej, which first appeared in 1955. It features papers devoted to a broad range of topics in Slavic linguistics, including synchronic and diachronic research as well as comparative and contrastive studies on various levels of linguistic systems.

The other linguistic journal published by the Institute, Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives, has a twofold focus. Firstly, modern linguistics, especially cognitive approaches to theoretical semantics, as well as lexical semantics and contrastive analysis of both Slavic and selected non-Slavic languages (English, French, German and Lithuanian). Secondly, language engineering (e.g. corpus linguistics). Since 2004 the journal has mostly included papers in English.

Other journals issued by the Institute are interdisciplinary in their orientation.

The annual journal Acta Baltico-Slavica was established in 1964. First published in Białystok by Białostockie Towarzystwo Naukowe [The Białystok Learned Society] and later in Wrocław by Ossolineum (1977–1992), it eventually moved to Warsaw, where it has been issued by the Institute of Slavic Studies since 1992. The journal disseminates papers on historical and current linguistic, cultural and social phenomena in the Balto-Slavic borderland. Most studies depart from the ethnocentric perspective and adopt trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural approaches.

Slavia Meridionalis is a journal publishing articles on the literatures, cultures, history, ethnology and languages of South Slavic countries and their dynamic relations with other regions.

Colloquia Humanistica mainly brings papers on topics in Slavic and Balkan studies which illustrate broader issues in the humanities. The Balkans are thus viewed in an interdisciplinary perspective and are not perceived as a picturesque peripheral region. The journal contributes to the development of Balkan studies, which are a relatively young discipline (its traditions in Poland go back to the 1970s). As it is published in English, the content is available to Polish and foreign reading public interested in humanities.

The journal Studia Litteraria et Historica provides a platform of dialogue between scholars in such disciplines as ethnography, sociology, literary studies and philosophy on the one hand, and history on the other. It features studies devoted to politics of memory and public discourse (especially academic), production and reproduction of dominant ideologies (and their effects) and the dynamics of majority-minority relations. The journal is also a place of reflection on new scholarly, artistic and literary production.

The annual Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria nowa was started in 1992 and has been published by the Institute of Slavic Studies since 2004. The journal continues the tradition of the quarterly Sprawy Narodowościowe, which was issued in the interwar period. Articles published here are devoted to issues of nationalism and ethnicity, with respect to politics, economy, history, sociology, ethnography, culture, language and so on.

The journal Adeptus is a forum where young researchers – doctoral candidates and PhD graduates – can present their studies in various disciplines of the humanities.

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