Journal History

The Berkeley Linguistics Society began publishing the proceedings of its annual meeting in serial book format (ISSN: 0363-2946) in 1975. In 2003, all papers were packaged into online OJS journal format and published as open access content by the Linguistic Society of America, originally on the eLanguage platform hosted by the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. When the eLanguage platform was discontinued in 2013, all BLS content (1975-2014) was moved to the LSA's own OJS proceedings site, where missing articles and volumes were recuperated, to the extent possible, CrossRef metadata indexing was added, with DOIs being assigned to each article, and a system was set up to ensure that links containing "elanguage.net/bls" re-directed to this site. 

Beginning with the 2015 volume, the LSA will cease publishing BLS, as the Berkeley Linguistics Society is to publish all articles on the University of California's eScholarship platform.