Linguistics Society of America to Move Publications to OA Framework

The Executive Committee of the Linguistics Society of America  (LSA) announced today that it will “significantly expand” the content and accessibility of its principal journal, Language,  by publishing new digital content under an Open Access framework. Among the chief components of LSA’s new publications policy are the following: 

  •  All content published in Language (both print and digital) will be made freely available on the new LSA website after a one-year embargo period.
  • Authors who wish to have their content available immediately, either on the Language site or on other websites, may pay a $400 article processing fee to do so.
  • The contents of Language will continue to be immediately available to subscribers of Project Muse.  (The UCSD community may directly access issues since 2001 of  Language. Contents of the journal from its beginning in 1925 up through 5 years ago are available to the UCSD community in JSTOR.)

LSA will also be hosting a session on OA at its January 2013 national conference in Boston, held jointly with the Modern Language Association of America. The session is being co-organized by UCSD Associate Professor of Linguistics Eric Bakovic.