Focus and Scope

The Philologist, founded by the Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal promoting contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches from the fields of language, literature, and culture, with an international editorial board.

Searching for ways of gaining new critical and theoretical knowledge, the journal's editorial board aims at encouraging scholars to pursue the study of their national literature, language and culture, as well as foreign ones. Based upon the concept of interdisciplinary research, contemporary topics and approaches, Philologist should provide the reader with an insight into a wider intellectual context. With the intention of being comprehensive, the editorial board strives to support both synchronic and diachronic approaches to certain scholarly issues. The idea of a wider intellectual context represents the link among articles of various nature appearing in the journal.

We publish papers in the standard languages of philological areas studied at the Faculty of Philology in Banja Luka, that is, in Serbian, Russian, English, German, French, and Italian. A paper in another Slavic or world language may be published upon agreement with the editorial board, following a special procedure. It is essential that the notion and name of the Serbian language be understood as inviolable. It cannot be used in any shortened form that would imply any other connotation.

We encourage the submission of papers in the following categories:

- study of contemporary theoretical approaches to literature, language and culture;

- significance and necessity of metatheory in the humanities;

- application of contemporary theoretical approaches in the analysis of texts and cultural phenomena;

- interdisciplinary approach in linguistic, literary and cultural studies;

- language and literature in relation to other disciplines.