ISSN 1234-2238 (print version)
ISSN 2083-8506 (electronic version)




Psychology of Language and Communication is an international journal produced in Poland since 1997 (first by Energeia Publishers, then by Matrix Publishers, Versita Publishers and lately by De Gruyter Open). The idea of launching the journal took shape at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw (the journal's owner). The journal publishes articles on different aspects of psychological studies on language and communication processes in children and adults, including language production and comprehension, cognitive and social bases of speech, the nature and strategies of various types of discourse, development and disorders of linguistic and communicative competences. The journal welcomes original theoretical contributions, reports of empirical studies and book reviews.
    In its twelfth year of existence (2008), Psychology of Language and Communication started to appear online as well: All the earlier abstracts posted on the journal's website at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw ( were supplemented with the complete texts of the respective articles and these are now also available on the web. In 2012 the journal's owner decided to give up the printed version of Psychology of Language and Communication.
    Psychology of Language and Communication is now issued three times a year only on the Internet by De Gruyter Open.

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Dear Authors,
Dear Members of the Editorial Advisory Board,
Dear Associate Editors and Colleagues from the Editorial Board,
Dear Reviewers,
Dear Publishers,

In December 2014, after running the journal for 18 years, I tendered my resignation as editor-in-chief of Psychology of Language and Communication during a meeting of the University of Warsaw Faculty of Psychology Council. I'd like to thank everyone who helped me with maintaining the high standards we have always followed in our work. My grateful thoughts also go to those who are no longer with us, to Professor Grace Wales Shugar and Professor Melissa Bowerman, whose contribution to the development of Psychology of Language and Communication cannot be overestimated. Today our journal can boast the following indices: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.114; Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.556.
    I wish to thank the Authors who published texts in our journal and encourage prospective contributors to publish in Psychology of Language and Communication.
    My thanks go to all the Experts from the Editorial Advisory Board for supporting our journal, and to my Colleagues from the Editorial Board for many years of successful cooperation. I am also grateful to the Guest Editors who agreed to oversee selected journal issues.
    I also thank the Reviewers for their valuable remarks on the texts they were asked to evaluate.
    Special thanks are due to Mr Jan E. Okuniewski, former director and owner of Energeia Publishers (our first publisher), together with whom we brought the idea of founding Psychology of Language and Communication to fruition. I also thank the current publisher - De Gruyter Open - for the new quality our journal has gained.
    Words of gratitude go to the journal's owner, the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw, for support and faith in our success.
    To Professor Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, with whom I shared the job of editor-in-chief for the last two years, I extend thanks for our excellent cooperation and wish her success in running Psychology of Language and Communication. Joanna, you can always count on my help.

       Barbara Bokus,
       Editor-in-Chief in 1997-2014

       Warsaw, March 1, 2015