Council of Editors of Learned Journals


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2018 CELJ Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 CELJ awards:

  • Distinguished Editor: Susan Green, Huntington Library Quarterly
  • Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement: Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
  • Best New Journal: ChiricĂș Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
  • Best Special Issue: American Literature and Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Honorable Mention to Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Best Public Intellectual Special Issue: The Hedgehog Review 
  • Best Journal Design: Archives of Asian Art
  • Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
View previous award recipients.

2018 MLA Booth

It’s time to mail your sample journals, flyers, and other publication paraphernalia for display at the annual CELJ booth at MLA! 

Please send no more than 5 print journals and 30 of any printed promotional materials (e.g., brochures, flyers, postcards, stickers, etc.). If you are an electronic-only journal or have some e-only component to your venue, please send us a one-slide Powerpoint file in a design of your choosing that we can put together into a slideshow featuring other e-journals. You are also welcome to send print promo materials as listed above.

Note that your materials will be repackaged for shipment to the MLA warehouse in advance of the conference.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl or her research assistant at 

2017 Constitutional Voting

Please review and vote on the proposed constitutional changes by November 1. You can access the new document and voting link here: The current Constitution is located under the "About" tab on the "Constitution" page. 

2017 CELJ Awards

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals is pleased to invite the participation of CELJ members (whether new or longstanding) in our Awards Competition. Final submissions are due September 11, 2017. For more information, visit our Awards page.

2016 CELJ Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 CELJ awards:

  • Best New Journal: VERGE: Studies in Global Asias
  • Best Special Issue: American Quarterly
  • Best Journal Design: ASAP Journal
  • Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement: Nineteenth Century French Studies
  • Distinguished Editor: David Scott, Small Axe
  • Codex Award: Arethusa
  • Voyager Award: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
View previous award recipients.

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