1. The section “Theory of Political Linguistics” is a forum for leading specialists in political linguistics.
2. The section Political Communication” carries theoretical articles, in which significant space is occupied by practical analysis of language facts.
3. The section “Language – Politics – Culture” presents studies of publicistic, advertising, colloquial and fiction texts, significant, to some extent, for political linguistics.
4. The section “Linguistic Expertise: Language and the Law” unites articles on issues lying in the area where political and legal linguistics overlap each other.
5. The section “International Experience” publishes both modern research results of foreign colleagues in the field of political linguistics and first translations of studies carried out many decades ago but still significant for the theory and history of the science.
6. The section “Chronicle. Reviews. Letters to the Editor” presents the modern scholarly discourse: it carries reviews of the latest and most urgent studies in political linguistics and highlights big scientific conferences.
7. The temporary section “Discussions” provides a forum for holders of various, sometimes radically contrasted views on the issues of political linguistics and cognitive science. As a rule, the section includes several materials laying out competing conceptions.
History of Journal
In 1995, the Ural State Pedagogical University (Ekaterinburg) began publishing a collection of scholarly articles Linguistics. Bulletin of the Urals Linguistic Society, which was first published once a year, since 2001 began to be published twice a year, and since 2006 started to come out quarterly.
In the preface to the 20th issue of the journal, which was published under the new title Political Linguistics, it was reported:
The Editorial Board presents the twentieth issue of the interuniversity scholarly collection of articles Linguistics, which will now be published under the title Political Linguistics. The need to narrow down the title is due to the fact that the first issues of our collection included articles on a variety of linguistic problems, but in recent years two sections have emerged that define the specificity of our publication.
The first issues of Linguistics included mainly articles by scholars from Ekaterinburg, but gradually more and more publications from other cities of Russia, and then the post-Soviet states, appeared on its pages. In the latest issues of our collection, articles by experts from the United States, France, Great Britain, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand were published. The current issue is no exception: it contains articles by experts from foreign countries (the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Lithuania, Poland, and Switzerland) and various Russian cities (Volgograd, Voronezh, Ekaterinburg, Kirov, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Nizhny Tagil, Saratov, Chelyabinsk).
The journal section Chronicle. Reviews. Letters to the Editor traditionally provides information about the work of dissertation councils at the Ural State Pedagogical University in the specialties 10.02.20 (comparative-historical, typological and comparative linguistics), 10.02.01 (Russian language), 13.00.02 (theory and methods of teaching and upbringing: Russian language and foreign languages) and 13.00.08 (theory and methods of professional education).
The Editorial Board invites all specialists in political linguistics and related issues to cooperate. Every year, we expect from potential authors articles 6 to 30 pages long (font size 12, up to 40 lines per page) by February 1, June 1 and November 1. The only restriction is that the articles should correspond to the subject areas of the journal.
We do not pay royalties, but we do not charge fees for the preparation of the article for publication and for printing of the journal either. The release period for each issue is not longer than two months. Printed copies of each issue are sent out in a timely manner to all domestic and foreign authors.
It should be emphasized that the publication of the article does not mean its full approval by the editorial board. The authors are fully responsible for all possible errors or unclear definitions, for the accuracy of citation and the correctness of references. This also applies to translators of articles written by foreign specialists.
Since 2016, the journal is published 6 times a year and has the following sections:
“Theory of Political Linguistics”, Political Communication”, “Language – Politics – Culture”, “Linguistic Expertise: Language and the Law”, and “Chronicle. Reviews. Letters to the Editor”. Volume 86 of the journal Political Linguistics came out in April 2021.