2023 end of the year report

22-12-2023

In 2023, 4 issues have been published and a new series has been accepted (BHL, Bilingualism in the Spanish and Lusophone World, with Anna Pineda as editor-in-chief, starting its publications in 2024).

We have a new co-editor, Jaume Mateu, replacing Ángel Gallego, and a new editorial associate, Tobias Scheer, replacing Michelle Sheehan. We wish to thank Ángel and Michelle for all their work through the years. We also welcomed 9 new editorial board members: Thaïs Cristófaro Silva, Manuel Delicado Cantero, Rodrigo Gutiérrez Bravo, María Mare, Miguel Rodríguez Mondoñedo, Carlos Muñoz Pérez, Liliana Sánchez, Naomi Shin, and Michelle Troberg.

We received 78 submissions (including those for the special issues), accepted 37 and declined 25.  The average number of days to first editorial decision is 23, to final decision 208. Our acceptance rate is 52%.

The full numbers are here:

Our top article this year has been Montaño’s Manner change in early French unharmonic obstruent-sonorant clusters, followed by Caponigro and Fălăuș’s Investigating clausal wh-constructions in Romanian.

Here's our top 10:

Many readers and authors are curious about our Reviewers: Isogloss’s open review after publication has been very successful! We wish to thank all 163 reviewers, some of whom reviewed even up to 5 papers!, for their key role in contributing to Isogloss’s quality and transparency.

At the moment, we have 51 active submissions, 34 of which are under review, 11 in copyediting and 1 in production. We have 8 Special Issues in the pipeline, which will very likely see the light in 2024.

Of course, an OA journal is made by us, the linguistics community. We would like to thank our authors for being so patient and dedicating so much time to editing and formatting. Special thanks to our guest editors: Alice Corr, Norma Schifano, Andrés Saab, Paco Ordoñez, Sandra Quarezemin, Cilene Rodrigues, and Roberta Pires de Oliveira. Editing a guest issue with zero support is an enormous challenge: thanks for your patience and for putting together such great volumes! Many thanks also to Silvia Terenghi, our (volunteer) editorial assistant, for her help.

As usual, the key person in all this, making it possible for us to host the journal according to all requirements for indexation, transparency, and accountability, is Pep Sansò of the UAB, whose help is invaluable. Thanks Pep, and thanks to the University Autònoma of Barcelona for hosting us free of charge.

Finally, thank you all for following us and supporting us! Happy winter holidays, Romance people!

Roberta, Jaume, Alex, Anna, Diego, MCarme, Tobias