of Catalan Studies
internacional de catalanística
Since 1998 the Journal of Catalan
Studies has been the only academic journal dedicated entirely to the
promotion of Catalan Language and Culture via a totally electronic
mode of publication. In most other respects, however, it has functioned
as a traditional scholarly journal and research articles submitted
are subjected to peer review. This year's number reflects the journal's
commitment to all areas of Catalan Studies with articles on philosophy,
the promotion the wine industry, the performing arts and contemporary
prose fiction. Any academic contribution to this broad area of knowledge
is particularly welcome.
The Editors are committed to
the widest dissemination for material published by the journal and,
as well as publishing on-line, they will continue to explore possibilities
for the occasional publication of the contents of the journal with
traditional presses. The pdf format employed means that articles published
look like their conventionally printed counterparts and can be referenced
like them, with download and printing also facilitated. Contributors
are eagerly invited to submit their work with a view to publication.
Articles submitted to the journal will continue
to be welcome in any language although the preferred media of the
review are Catalan and English.
Subscribers are advised of the retirement of Max Wheeler who, with this year's number, stands down from his position as editor. All those connected with the journal thank Max for his invaluable help and contribution throughout the decade of his tenure and wish him all the very best for his retirement.