Council of Editors of Learned Journals

New Membership Info

CELJ has two membership options, which run on a 12-month rolling basis, from the date of entry to the membership system:

  • Full membership ($45) 
  • Associate membership ($20)

All journals are required to have at least ONE Full Member. Non-managing/section editors can sign up as Associate Members, but must have a Full member already signed up or simultaneously sign up in the same registration/renewal. 

Benefits: The benefits for both member levels are the same and include the following features:

  • Access to the members-only CELJ discussion forums online
  • Ability to submit to the annual CELJ awards competition
  • Guaranteed display options at the annual CELJ exhibit booth at the Modern Language Association convention
  • Discounts on the Times Literary Supplement's annual scholarly journals issue
  • Access to mediation services conducted by the Board
Returning members? If you are an existing or lapsed CELJ member and already have an account on the CELJ website, please follow the instructions to renew your membership instead.

Single-Journal Registration

If you are registering for a single editor/journal, follow the two-part instructions below.

Step 1: On the celj.org site (this site)
  1. Choose the appropriate membership level at the bottom of this page.
  2. Fill out the application form with all information possible. (You can return and add/change information in your profile later, too.)
  3. After completing the form, you will be sent an email with an invoice number with further payment instructions. The invoice number is in the subject line of the confirmation email. You will need that number when you pay. Proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: On the Commerce site
  1. Visit our Commerce site at Wayne State University (also linked from your confirmation email) to pay for your membership. Payment is accepted through credit or debit cards and bank draft.
  2. Once you have completed payment, we will activate your membership in our system, which is a manual process that we check approximately once a week. You will receive an email in the following week confirming your membership has been activated. 

Note: If you need to pay by check, please follow the Multiple Journal Registration request below.

Multiple-Journal Registration

If you are registering multiple journals/editors with a single payment option (e.g., four editors on one Visa payment, or to pay by check), please contact celj@wayne.edu and request an invoice. 


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