Focus and scope. Lietuvių kalba (‘The Lithuanian Language’) is an international peer-reviewed diamond open access linguistic journal that publishes research on all core aspects of the Lithuanian language including phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexis and discourse, semantics and pragmatics.
The journal welcomes contributions that present empirical findings, as well as those that discuss theoretical issues or report on the development of methodological frameworks. Proceedings of conferences are also invited.
Lietuvių kalba publishes research articles, theoretical articles, critical book reviews and review articles. Lietuvių kalba is an online-only journal that appears annually and regularly.
The journal publishes articles in English, French, German, Lithuanian and Russian.
Publication frequency - one volume per year.
Languages. The journal accepts articles in Lithuanian, English, French, German and Russian.
Charges. The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.
Indexed in: Cabell’s directories of Academic Journals, CEEOL since 2007, ERIH PLUS since 2016, EBSCOhost (per MLA) since 2007, DOAJ Seal, Dimensions, Gale (per MLA) since 2007, Google Scholar (h5-index 4; g5-index 5), Linguistic Bibliography (Online) (Brill) since 2007, Lituanistika since 2007, MLA Directory of Periodicals since 2007, MLA International Bibliography since 2007, ROAD (since 2013), Primo Central (ExLibris) (via MLA) since 2007, ProQuest (via MLA) since 2007, Ulrichs Web since 2011, Linguistics Abstracts Online since 2007.
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The journal is a participant of Open Archives Initiative. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability.
Journal History. Lietuvių kalba ('The Lithuanian Language') was established after receiving a grant from The Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation (2006–2007) for the scientific project “Electronic science journal The Lithuanian Language.” Project partners included Vilnius University, Klaipėda University, and the Institute of the Lithuanian Language. The first issue of the journal was released during the second year of the project (in 2007) and contained five articles. The first Editor-in-Chief of the journal was Associate Professor Antanas Smetona (2007 – November 07, 2008), succeeded by Associate Professor Artūras Judžentis (November 07, 2008 – January 04, 2013). The present Editor-in-Chief is Professor Irena Smetonienė, approved by Vilnius University Senate Resolution No SK-2013-7-5.