AUC Philologica (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica) is an academic journal published by Charles University. It publishes scholarly articles in a large number of disciplines (English, German, Greek and Latin, Oriental, Romance and Slavonic studies, as well as in phonetics and translation studies), both on linguistic and on literary and cultural topics. Apart from articles it publishes reviews of new academic books or special issues of academic journals.

The journal is indexed in CEEOL, DOAJ, EBSCO, and ERIH PLUS.

AUC PHILOLOGICA, Vol 2015 No 3 (2015), 113–126

Polish translation studies at the turn of centuries: comments from the scientometric perspective

Elżbieta Skibińska

published online: 10. 03. 2016


The political transformation of 1989 brought, among other things, an increased need for translation as a practical activity – but also raised interest in translation as a subject of research. This is reflected in a growing number of texts whose authors situate themselves in translation studies. This study seeks to chart Polish translation studies by analyzing the inventory of works quoted by authors working in this area. I focus on the corpus of texts collected in the series Między Oryginałem a Przekładem (volumes 1–15). Proceeding on the assumption that the most quoted texts are referred to because they identify important questions or provide functional tools, I seek to establish the most influential researchers and findings in Polish translation studies at the beginning of the 21st century. The usefulness of this approach is confirmed by the research of Gile 2006: observing who quotes whom and how often allows to “measure” the significance and contribution of certain works and certain authors in a given period of time.

keywords: Polish translation studies; translation revues; translation researchers; scientometric approach

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ISSN: 0567-8269
E-ISSN: 2464-6830