UH Press presents new open-access content for language scholars


Three open-access journals for language scholars will be made available through University of Hawaiʻi Press.

UH Press, publisher of scholarly journals and books since 1947, will assist in making the content of Language Documentation and Conservation (LD&C), the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) and Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature widely accessible online.

Through a long-standing partnership with UH Press, Language Documentation and Conservation is exclusively available in electronic formatLD&C is edited by Nicholas Thieberger from the University of Melbourne and sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center.

In addition, UH Press assists the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society in the publication of their journal online. Edited by Mark Alves from Montgomery College, JSEALS adds to the language and linguistics journals available from UH Press, which also include Oceanic Linguistics.

The first issue of Palapala is set to arrive in March 2017. This open-access journal, edited by Jeffrey (Kapali) Lyon at the UH Mānoa Department of Religion, receives support from UH Press and the following departments:

The editorial boards for all three open-access, peer-reviewed journals include UH faculty.

“We are delighted to present such high-quality digital content to the public—be they students, translators or simply curious readers,” said Pamela WilsonUH Press journals manager.

The open-access journals join approximately 75 new books and 22 journals UH Press plans to publish in 2017. The press also offers more than 800 titles annually through library e-book vendors.

UH Press has a long history of providing educators with language materials for the classroom,” said Joel CosseboomUH Press interim director. “Through these new open-access journals and our digital hosting platforms, language scholars may access the content from anywhere there is an internet connection.”

More information about the journals, including journal submission guidelines, is available online. New journal content is also posted regularly on the UH Press journals blog.

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