Volume 3 (2012) Issue 2 - Editorial
JLLT Volume 3 (2012) Issue 2.pdf

Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching

Volume 3 (2012) Issue 2 (PDF)

Editorial

The present issue completes the third volume of JLLT since its inauguration in 2010, and as such, I would like to take the opportunity to share with our readers a statistic report concerning the number of publications made in JLLT for the past three years.

The publications made in JLLT cover three text types: articles, university reports, and book reviews. In the first three years, 30 articles have been published, 6 university reports and 13 book reviews, thus, 49 texts altogether. The number of pages published amounts to more than 1100.

In terms of the origins of the articles, i.e. the countries their authors were located on publication, the following countries can be found for articles and university reports combined:

As for the continents which JLLT has reached, our statistical findings show that most of the articles published in JLLT in its first three years came from Europe (18 articles), followed by the USA (9), Asia (7), Africa (1) and Australia (1). This means that in the journal’s first three years all the five continents on our planet have been represented in the form of publications.

These figures show that JLLT has received considerable attention in the academic world within a relatively short period of time.

Apart from that, the audience of JLLT also deserves to be mentioned. In terms of reception (pageviews), our statistical findings, retrieved from the statistics gadget of the journal’s blog, which serves as its archive, on December 28th, 2012, show the following picture:

In a top-ten ranking, based on the same source, with a total of 12,340 pageviews for the archive alone, i.e. not for the journal’s website, the current distribution is as follows:

These figures show that JLLT is most frequently visited online from the USA. The second most frequent pageviews are from Germany, the third most frequent visits, from Slovenia (although not a single publication from this country has been made so far), followed by France, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, South Korea, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. Even in this top ten, which, by nature, does not represent a complete list of countries, the following continents are represented: Europe,America, and Asia, with Australia and Africa being generally under-represented (also see theEditorial in JLLT 3 (2012) 1, p. 7). It can easily been seen, however, that JLLT is read in large parts of the northern hemisphere.

The figures presented here also stand for another point which is of vital importance: the gratefulness we owe to our authors and readers. As the editor, I hope that each publication marks the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between the two groups that are semi-permeable: readers can become authors, and authors are always readers. And there is another relationship which is of equal importance and which is very close: the relationship between the Editor / Editorial Board and the authors, who are represented in and by JLLT. We will continue our work, hoping that the development described here will continue in the future.

Thomas Tinnefeld

JLLT

Editor