About the Journal

Finnish Journal of Linguistics (FJL) is a refereed general linguistic journal published on an annual basis. It contains previously unpublished, original articles, short essays or so-called "squibs" and book reviews. FJL welcomes papers on all aspects of linguistic research. Every article is refereed by at least two anonymous referees, after which the editors make the final decision of publication. The languages of publication are English, French, German, Finnish, and Swedish. Manuscripts may be submitted throughout the year, but the deadline for each year’s issue is 31 January (31 March for book reviews).

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, in accordance with the CC BY 4.0. licence. In all its publishing acts FJL engages and pursues to advance the policy of Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK) and the policy of Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing (Suomen tiedekustantajien liitto) concerning peer review instructions. FJL is also obliged to store relevant documents during the publishing process (e.g. manuscript versions, review statements, publication decisions and agreements) to its own database.

Finnish Journal of Linguistics has implemented the label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and is committed to follow the guidelines for the label. More information available here. Peer-reviews of the FJL are double anonymized.


Digitization Project:

During 2018 and 2019, The Linguistic Association of Finland has digitized the previous volumes of Finnish Journal of Linguistics (formerly SKY Journal of Linguistics) for open access. This concerns the volumes published between 1988–2003 (Vol. 1–16). These digitized papers are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). If you are the author but your paper is not available online, and you would like to have it available on this site, please, fill the permission form and send it to sky-journal [at] helsinki.fi
The digitization work has been financially supported by Suomen tiedekustantajien liitto (the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing) and by Kopiosto.