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Print ISSN: 1392–1517
Online ISSN: 2029–8315

Aims and Scope

The international journal of linguistics Kalbotyra focuses on synchronic and diachronic research into various aspects of language studies as well as the ones addressing cross-linguistic issues. It appears annually and regularly. The journal publishes research articles, reviews of books and reports of conferences. Proceedings of conferences are also invited.  The contributions are accepted for publication in English, French,  German and Lithuanian. All contributions are reviewed by at least two anonymous referees following the double blind refereeing procedure.

The journal has been published since 1958.


The journal has been indexed/abstracted/covered in:

  • Bibliography of Linguistic Literature
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • EBSCO Communication Source
  • Gale
  • HEAL link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link)
  • Linguistic Bibliography (Online) BRILL
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
  • Lituanistika
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Virtual Library
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies (EBSCO)
  • TOC Premier (EBSCO)
  • Ulrichs Web
  • Universitatsbibliothek Regensburg
  • WorldCat

Publication Ethics

The editorial team and reviewers of Kalbotyra follow the COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics) code of conduct and best practice guidelines which aim to define best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing. The authors who submit articles for publication to Kalbotyra are also strongly recommended to follow the guidelines of COPE for best publishing practices.

Open Access and Copyright

Kalbotyra is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.

Articles published in Kalbotyra are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) when it is published, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


The publication of Kalbotyra 67 has been funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (reg. Nr. LEI-15085).


Deadline for submission to Kalbotyra 71 is May 31, 2018.

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