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 2001, each volume includes two issues.
Tartu Semiotics Library is an international book series on semiotics that includes monographs, handbooks, dictionaries, textbooks and collections of articles in the field of semiotics. The series was established in 1998, by Peeter Torop, Mihhail Lotman, and Kalevi Kull
This series publishes the texts of doctoral dissertations accepted by the Department of Semiotics of Tartu University. The series was established in 2000.
Hortus Semioticus is an online journal for the semiotic research of a new generation. The goals of the journal - to publish student research - imply many of the things that gardens are about: freshness, growth, blooming and cultivation. The driving force behind the journal is curiosity and the joy of inquiry, as its authors have yet to switch on their academic autopilots: there are only a few things that are considered as common sense. This is what distinguishes Hortus Semioticus from its more traditional academic counterparts, and it is our hope that the seeds of student research serve to enrich the semiotic landscape with new topics and fields of research, provide new articulations and to widen, perhaps, also its scope.
Acta Semiotica Estica, the peer reviewed journal of Estonian Semiotics Association, publishing articles on various topics and presenting current trends in semiotics in Estonia as well as abroad, aims to introduce semiotics as an academic field in Estonia and develop Estonian terminology in semiotics. The collections bring together original research and translation articles. The series is published in Estonian, with abstracts in English.