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. The official languages are English and Russian, Estonian for abstracts.

Sign Systems Studies publishes original scientific papers, review articles and book reviews on semiotics of culture and nature. This journal does not have article processing or submission charges. 

All manuscripts will be reviewed. The journal uses double blind review process.

The contents of this journal are published under CC BY-NC-ND licence.