Versus (or VS, as is often indicated) is one of the first and most well-known international journals of semiotics, philosophy and language theory, and for over forty years is a point of reference for semiotic research. It was founded in 1971 by Umberto Eco, who was the director until his death in February 2016. Currently VS-Versus is directed by Patrizia Violi. Since 1971 more than 120 issues have been published and over 600 articles have been published. The magazine has contributed nearly 400 authors, including - to name just a few names in the international panorama - Roman Jakobson, Algirdas J. Greimas, Paul Grice, John Searle, Felix Guattari, Jaakko Hintikka, Ray Jackendoff, Philip N. Johnson-Laird, George Lakoff, Luis Prieto.
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