Public Journal of Semiotics (PJOS) is a non-profit open access journal that publishes original research articles in semiotics: the systematic study of meaning. The field investigates meaning making in different semiotic systems such as language, gestures, pictures, and music, and when they combine in polysemiotic communicaton. We especially welcome submissions combining theory and robust empirical methodology on any kinds of topics that deal with human and animal meaning making, such as the evolution and history of communication, child development, and universal cognitive semiotic structures such as narrative and metaphor. Our intention is to help make semiotics more relevant for current issues, and in this sense: public.