An international journal of semiotics and sign processes in culture and living nature.
The journal Sign Systems Studies was established in 1964 by Juri Lotman (initially as Труды по знаковым системам - Σημειωτικη), and is thus the oldest international semiotic periodical. Originally (until 1992) a Russian-language series, it is now published in English, and has become a central institution in the semiotics of culture.
Starting from 1998, Sign Systems Studies is published as an international peer-reviewed journal on the semiotics of culture and nature. Issued regularly, one volume per year, it is indexed in major scientific databases. Since 2009, each volume includes four issues.
Periodicity: one volume (four issues) per year.
Official languages: English and Russian, Estonian for abstracts.
Vol 42, No 4 (2014)
Table of Contents
|50 years of Sign Systems Studies|
|From the Editors||429-434|
|Semiotics, culture and space|
|Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos, Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou||435-486|
|Biosphere as semiosphere: Variations on Lotman|
|Cultural semiotics, translatability, and informational loss in visual texts of the biotech industry|
|Charikleia Yoka, Evangelos Kourdis||499-516|
|Juri Lotman’s autocommunication model and Roland Barthes’s representations of Self and Other|
Reviews and Notes
|What is the main challenge for contemporary semiotics?|
|Kalevi Kull, Ekaterina Velmezova||530-548|
|Juri Lotman in English: Updates to bibliography|
|Kalevi Kull, Remo Gramigna||549-552|