Letter from the Editor

Twelve years ago, in 1999, I took over from Jacek Fisiak the editorship of the well-established journal called Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics and redirected it to focus on theoretical issues in linguistics, which was reflected in the new name Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics. The idea of the revamped PSiCL was to bring together linguists of various theoretical backgrounds who are interested in finding solutions to questions pertinent to linguistic research. Since 1999, PSiCL has dynamically moved forward, thanks to the commitment of the editorial team at the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the support of the international advisory board, and, first of all, thanks to the contributing authors and anonymous but commited reviewers. In 2007, we started collaboration with Versita Central European Science Publishers and evolved from an annual to a quarterly (two volumes were published in 2007, and four per year have been published since 2008, both online and in print). The issues have featured papers on a wide range of topics from international authors, and have also included guest-edited thematic volumes. Global accessibility of the journal, live reference linking, abstracting and indexing substantially improved the journal’s international stance. This resulted in the inclusion of PSiCL on the Thomson Reuters Master Journal List in 2009. The newest development is the launching of a new publishing agreement with Versita, Warsaw, and Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York. Volume 47(1) was the first one published on de Gruyter's ReferenceGlobal platform.

We are commited to maintaining the highest international standards of Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics. To this end, we are expanding our international advisory board and continue to invite carefully selected experts as reviewers to our double-blind reviewing procedure.

Dear prospective authors, welcome to PSiCL by AMU, Versita and de Gruyter!

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk
Poznań, April 2011