For some reason, especially in the West, we celebrate numbers, and thus, in keeping with that sentiment, we note here this is a milestone issue for the Journal of Greek Linguistics, as it marks our 15th year in existence. When an enterprise such as this is begun, there are always hopes for a long life, so to speak, and a good run, with issues that include important articles that inform the readership and offer stimulation to research in the field more generally.
It is thus a point of pride for us as co-editors to be able to say that the journal has reached this point its career, and has indeed offered much to our readers. The work of major scholars in the field can be found in the pages of the journal, as can the work of younger scholars, the generation that will be the major contributors in the years to come. In addition to the research articles, we have offered State-of-the-Art reports on a wide range of topics within Greek linguistics and have made it possible for newly minted Ph.D.’s to announce their dissertations through a summary—an extended abstract—of the work.
By all measures, the journal is doing well. We are in a stable situation with our publisher Brill—whom we thank for its support—and our articles are gaining notice, especially through the means of the electronic dissemination of the journal. We are seeing a more regular flow of submissions, generally of high quality, and that ensures the health of the journal as to its coming issues. As always, though, we encourage our readers to send us their papers for our consideration. Moreover, we stand ready to act on any suggestions you might have for ways in which we can improve the journal.
Here’s to the next 15 years!