I was the Executive Editor of Lingua from 1999 to 2015.
 

Lingua was ranked 7th in Google Scholar’s h5-Index Top Publications – Humanities, Literature & Arts, and 3rd in the subsection Language & Linguistics in October 2015, when its 6 editors and the 31 member editorial board resigned after Elsevier's rejection of the editors’ request to publish Lingua under conditions of Fair Open Access

Lingua to Glossa

The editorial team and board then went on to found the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, published by Ubiquity Press with financial support for Author Processing Charges from LingOA and the Open Library of the Humanities (OLH)

Since Elsevier has systematically distorted the facts about the transition and my role in it, I have posted the complete correspondence with Elsevier about this topic on a separate page

Glossa is on Facebook

The transition from Lingua to Glossa was extensively covered in the national and international media and endorsed by various organisations. For an overview of media coverage, see here

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