At the end of 2012, the journal Umjetnost riječi received a new editorial board which decided to introduce several editorial changes visible, to a certain degree, already in the first 2013 issue. The journal has a new subheading to include theatre and film studies. Even though in the previous years the journal admitted and occasionally published papers on theatre and film studies, this may be the biggest change in terms of the content. Since these humanist disciplines are interconnected in the in university programmes and scientific research not only in the Department of Comparative Literature but also in a number of other neo-philological departments at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and other similar institutions abroad, this topical expansion of the journal seems logical and expected.
Apart from research and review papers, the journal also publishes reviews of relevant domestic and international books in literary, theatre and film studies, as well as transcripts of relevant round table debates organised by the journal’s editorial board. From 2014, every other issue is published in English, to strengthen our international profile. Other issues, colloquially called “Croatian”, also admit manuscripts in the Bosnian, Montenegrin and Serbian. We shall occasionally prepare topical issues, which shall be announced in our call for papers.
We hope that a long and rich tradition of our journal shall preserve the current authors and attract the new ones, especially young researchers from other disciplines and countries. We invite you all to an active and creative cooperation!