My Journal Article Just Got Published

My article got published a week ago! I didn’t even realize it.

I’m on the De Gruyter site! I’ve even got a DOI number and there’s even a way to cite me, not that I think anyone ever will.


Lindsay, Robert. “Forschungsbericht: Review of Campbell & Mixco “A Glossary of Historical Linguistics” Mother Tongue, vol. 23, no. 1, 2021, pp. 55-150.


It’s a hundred pages too. Damn. With 525 references. Turns out you need “institutional access” to read the article. I don’t even know what “institutional access” even means.

You can download the whole thing here.

Looks like my article just got published on the web and it’s available on the De Gruyter publishing site.

Here is a description of De Gruyter:

De Gruyter Academic Publishing

As an independent academic publisher, we publish over 1,500 books and 16,000 journal articles every year, across 30 subject areas. This includes more than 200 books and 5,000 articles in open access. We also offer some 80 databases and online reference works covering an extremely broad spectrum of disciplines.

It was published in the journal Mother Tongue, which is published by Giorgias Press.

Here’s a list of their publications. I’m not sure what De Gruyter is doing here. Are they distributing Giorgias Press journals? How does Giorgias Press make money off these journals or do they?

Here’s a description of Mother Tongue:

Mother Tongue

ASLIP was founded in 1986 to encourage international interdisciplinary information-sharing, discussion, and debate among biogeneticists, paleoanthropologists, archaeologists, and historical linguists on questions relating to the emerging synthesis on language origins and ancestral human spoken languages.

According to the founder of ASLIP, Harold C. Fleming,

“All known human spoken languages [probably] are genetically related to each other as descendants of the first invention: Ur-Human or Proto-Language. One test of that is to show a taxonomy of human languages, convincing to linguists, which makes possible a universal family tree and ultimately the reconstructions of major cultural events associated with the evolution of modern people.

Another corollary is that the complex evolution of physical humans, population movements, and shared mutations can be reconstructed and related to a universal family tree which can be dated and located to its roots. Finally, tests of these theories can be made through archaeological discoveries…”

The goal of our enterprise is to seek the truth as it pertains to the emerging synthesis about modern human origins. ASLIP and its journal, Mother Tongue, are not committed to any single proposition.


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