UH Press presents new open-access content for language scholars

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Emily Benton, (808) 956-4492
Publications Specialist, UH Press
Pamela Wilson, (808) 956-6790
Journals Manager, UH Press
Posted: Feb 28, 2017

UH Press adds the Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) to its open-access titles.
UH Press adds the Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) to its open-access titles.

The University of Hawai‘i Press announces the arrival of three open-access journals for language scholars in 2017.

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

Through a long-standing partnership with UH Press, Language Documentation & Conservation (LD&C) is exclusively available in electronic format at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/. LD&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 its 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:

  • College of Arts and Humanities, UH Mānoa
  • Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UH Mānoa
  • College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, UH Mānoa
  • Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, College of Hawaiian Language, UH Hilo

The editorial boards for all three open-access, peer-reviewed journals include University of Hawai‘i faculty.

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

The open-access journals join approximately 75 new books and 22 journals that 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 Cosseboom, UH 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, may be previewed online at www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/journals. New journal content is also posted regularly on the UH Press journals blog at https://uhpjournals.wordpress.com/.

About UH Press

The University of Hawai‘i Press (www.uhpress.hawaii.edu) supports the mission of the university through the publication of books and journals of exceptional merit. It strives to advance knowledge through the dissemination of scholarship—new information, interpretations, methods of analysis—with a primary focus on Asian, Pacific, Hawaiian, Asian American and global studies. It also serves the public interest by providing high-quality books and resource materials of educational value on topics related to Hawai‘i’s people, culture, and natural environment. Through its publications, UH Press seeks to stimulate public debate and educate both within and outside the classroom.

For more information, visit: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu