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Himalayan Linguistics is an online peer-reviewed journal specializing in languages of the Himalayan region. We publish articles, book reviews, book notices and field reports in the semi-annual issues of the journals. We also publish grammars, dictionaries, and text collections as free-standing publications in our “Archive” series. Himalayan Linguistics is free; that is, there is no subscription fee, and there is no fee charged to authors who publish their papers in HL. The primary reason for this — and, indeed, for using the web journal as opposed to the printed paper format — is to make the information contained in the journal accessible to scholars in developing countries, in particular the countries of the Himalayan region. Web access is steadily increasing in these areas, and this technology allows fast and affordable access to current research. It is our hope that scholars from the Himalayan region will not only be able to access Himalayan Linguistics, but will also be active contributors to it.

From 2020, Himalayan Linguistics will be a three times a year publication (June, October and December), with the regular June and December issues containing multiple articles, field reports, reviews, and book notices. The October issue will be the first of the Languages and Peoples of the Eastern Himalayan Region (LPEHR) series which subsumes North East Indian Linguistics, and will publish papers specifically related to languages of North East India, including papers presented at the North East Indian Linguistics Society (NEILS) Conferences.

Grammars, dictionaries, and texts constitute a separate series of independently published monographs referred to as the “Archive”. These have an independent numbering system (e.g. Himalayan Linguistics Archive 2 is Michael Noonan’s Chantyal Discourses) and will appear with variable frequency, as they are completed.

Each issue of Himalayan Linguistics is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) License. The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for Himalayan Linguistics is 1544-7502.