About the Journal

Journal of Slavic Linguistics, or JSL, is the official journal of the Slavic Linguistics Society. JSL publishes research articles and book reviews that address the description and analysis of Slavic languages and that are of general interest to linguists. Published papers deal with any aspect of synchronic or diachronic Slavic linguistics -- phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, or pragmatics -- which raises substantive problems of broad theoretical concern or proposes significant descriptive generalizations. Comparative studies and formal analyses are also published. Different theoretical orientations are represented in the journal. One volume (two regular issues) is published per year, ca. 360 pp. Starting with volume 29 (2021), JSL also publishes annually an extra issue that contains the proceedings from the Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) conference.  See our Ethics statement for an overview of our publishing/review process. New regular issues are available on this website in delayed open access -- one year after publication, during which time they are subject to subscription (see Subscription Information for details). FASL issues are available on this website in immediate open access.



  • 1543-0391 (electronic) 
  • 1068-2090 (print)


Indexing And Abstracting


Subscription Information

JSL is currently not fully open access. Becoming fully open access is our goal, but for the time being the papers published on the website remain behind a paywall for one year.  If you are interested in paper copies, please visit the Publisher's website: Slavica, where you can find more information about subscription charges, etc. As JSL is the official journal of SLS, each member of SLS gets a copy of JSL by mail and/or e-mail. 

JSL is currently also available through these two electronic-journals hubs:

Project Muse also includes issues from the current year that are still paywalled on this website.