De Gruyter acquires Phonetica journal from Karger

Swiss health science publisher Karger will transfer its phonetic science journal Phonetica to De Gruyter Publishers in Berlin as of 1 January 2021

Phonetica, which features research on sound production phenomena in the languages of the world, has been published by Karger since its inception in 1957. As of the 2021 volume, the journal will be published under the imprint De Gruyter Mouton – one of the most prominent programs of academic literature in the field of linguistics worldwide.

As part of the De Gruyter journal portfolio, Phonetica will benefit greatly from being placed within its full scientific context for the first time, and the research published in Phonetica will be well complemented by a broad range of related De Gruyter content in the various subdisciplines of linguistics as well as other adjacent, related fields.

“With Phonetica, Mouton welcomes original scientific research of highest quality. It is an ideal complement to the strength and breadth of our world-leading journals portfolio. We are honored to strengthen our collaboration with some of the best phoneticians worldwide, with an eye to increasing impact on neighboring fields such as neuroscience and speech technology,” says Birgit Sievert, Editorial Director Mouton.

Daniel Ebneter, CEO at Karger Publishers says, “After well over 60 years with Karger, we’re convinced that the journal will continue to thrive in the hands of the new publisher as part of their renowned Linguistics portfolio. Karger will focus more strongly on our core subject areas in the Health Sciences.”