Journal for Modern Philology is a peer-reviewed non-impacted linguistic journal published in Czech (or Slovak). It was launched in 1911 and between 1926 and 1935 it was the main publication outlet for the Prague Linguistic Circle. It is concerned with contrastive linguistics, the study of West-European languages in contrast with Czech (or Slovak). The focus is primarily on major European languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese), to a minor extent on other languages. Items include original articles covering all aspects of contrastive linguistic description, along with interdisciplinary approaches. However, in view of the range of other, specialized periodicals, Journal for Modern Philology will not, with a few exceptions, accept items dealing with issues concerning Slavic Studies, Oriental Studies, teaching methodology, Translation Studies and Literary Sciences. From 1991 until 2012 the journal was published by the Institute of the Czech Language of the Czech Academy of Sciences.