ISSN – 0204 – 8701
The journal is identified and evaluated by Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System and ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del sistema Universitano e della Ricerca // National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes).
Contrastive Linguistics publishes articles, review-articles and news-items in the fields of contrastive linguistics, general linguistics, the theory and practice of translation and history of linguistics (portraits of outstanding Bulgarian and foreign linguists, history of Bulgarian linguistics and history of Bulgarian studies abroad); reviews of books on any linguistic topics and issues; thematic and personal bibliographies. It is a three-month publication, each issue of which is comprised of approximately 130 pages. Articles may be submitted for publication in Bulgarian, Russian, English, German, French and Spanish. All articles submitted to the journal are subject to double blind peer review. Only previously unpublished articles not under consideration by other venues are taken into account.
The journal Съпоставително езикознание/ Сопоставительное языкознание/ Contrastive Linguistics, published by St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, first appeared under the title Bulletin for the contrastive study of Bulgarian and other languages. It was probably the world’s first journal, devoted entirely to contrastive linguistics and is now in its 4th decade.
FOUNDER OF THE JOURNAL: Svetomir IVANČEV
Petya ASSENOVA (editor-in-chief), Aleksandra BAGASHEVA (managing editor), Enčo GERGANOV, Julija KIRILOVA, Ivan KANCHEV, Margarita MLADENOVA, Boris PARASCHKEWOW, Silvia PETKOVA, Christo STAMENOV, Yovka TISHEVA, Dimitar VESSELINOV, Radost ŽELEZAROVA (managing editor)
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Aleksandr V. BONDARKO (St. Petersburg), Catherine V. CHVANY (Cambridge, Mass.), Jack FEUILLET (Paris), Jacek FISIAK (Poznań), Zlatka GUENTCHÉVA (Paris), Olga MLADENOVA (Calgary), Predrag PIPER (Belgrad), Alexandre Veiga RODRIGUEZ (Santiago de Compostela), Ernest A. SCATTON (Albany, New York), Ludmila UHLÍŘOVÁ (Prague), Hilmar WALTER (Leipzig)
Editor: Ina Mihaylova
Over the past thirty years Contrastive Linguistics featured works by outstanding scholars from Bulgaria and a number of other countries. To this day many foreign colleagues insist that their article or review be published in this journal and no other. It was in Contrastive Linguistics that many young Ph.D. students, budding lecturers and researchers saw their first scholarly articles published.
On many occasions the journal has received high praise coming from world famous experts in the field. We shall quote just two typically congratulatory comments:
“Congratulations for this excellent journal, arguably the best journal of contrastive linguistics ever!”
Eugenio Coseriu [for many years member of the Advisory Board of the journal]
“I wish your journal future fruitful work so that it maintains the high prestige it enjoys in academic circles for many years to come.”
Tamara Repina [a distinguished Romance languages scholar]
We express our deepest gratitude to all our authors, past and present, to editors, reviewers, translators, proof-readers, technical assistants, to the management of the two philological faculties of Sofia University, to a long line of Rectors of the university and their staff, to the management, staff and friends from St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, - all of whom have made possible the existence of Contrastive Linguistics and have contributed to its high standing extending back over more than thirty years.
Thirty years is a venerable age for a periodical. Let us hope that there are many more fruitful years of creative work ahead!