LINGUIST List 27.936

Mon Feb 22 2016

FYI: UC Linguistics Faculty Pledge Support for Glossa

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 19-Feb-2016
From: Eric Bakovic <>
Subject: UC Linguistics Faculty Pledge Support for Glossa
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Katie Fortney at the University of California (UC) Office of Scholarly Communication writes:

''In November 2015, the editorial board of Lingua, a linguistics journal published by Elsevier, resigned en masse to begin a new open access journal, Glossa. […] Several UC linguistics faculty have now issued a statement declaring their support for the new journal and urging their colleagues and the UC libraries to no longer support Lingua. In response, the UC libraries have informed Elsevier that they wish to cancel their subscription to Lingua. […] In making this statement of support for Glossa, the UC Linguistics faculty have joined their colleagues at institutions like the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and MIT; in addition MIT recently announced its support for Open Library of Humanities, which is supporting Glossa's move to its new home at Ubiquity Press.''

For the full story (including relevant links), see here:

The statement of support, list of signatories, and related information can be found here:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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