Pair of Journals Win Awards

A pair of Johns Hopkins University Press journals won PROSE Awards announced recently by the Association of American Publishers.

ASAP/Journal and Modernism/modernity took home awards at the PSP Annual Conference on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Washington, D.C.

“We are grateful that the AAP has honored the editorial vison and excellence of these publications,” says JHU Press Journals Publisher William Breichner. “Working with scholars to publish and make widely available such projects is central to our mission as one of the leading university press journal programs.”

ASAP/Journal, edited by Penn State University's Jonathan Eburne, was chosen as the Best New Journal in Humanities. The journal published its first volume in January 2016 under the leadership of Eburne and Amy Elias from the University of Tennessee. ASAP/Journal, together with its open-access digital platform ASAP/J,  is the official publication of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present.

The journal promotes intellectual exchange between artists and critics across the arts and humanities. Since its launch, the journal has published articles that examine new and emerging arts movements and aesthetic practices, and has provided a platform for new critical methods and vocabularies. The journal has previously won awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for Best New Journal and Best Journal Design.

Modernism/modernity was recognized in the new Innovation in Journal Publishing category for its Print Plus platform. Debra Rae Cohen (University of South Carolina), who led the journal’s development of the platform, edits the journal along with Christopher Bush (Northwestern University)

The Print Plus platform of Modernism/modernity is an open, digital publication platform that is an integral part of the journal, which is the official journal of the Modernist Studies Association. The primary purpose of the platform is to provide a peer-reviewed, online academic environment for multimedia argument-based research.

The development of the Print Plus platform represented a significant innovation to provide a completely functional site which provided new content that matched the academic rigor of the print journal. The cycles of Print Plus were designed to allow for the release of articles, clusters, blogs and commentary throughout the year.