Journals, Marketing Staff Win Awards

The recent awards season treated the JHU Press Journals Division well with a number of honors being earned by several Press publications as well as by the Journals Marketing Division for its efforts in promoting the journals collection.

Winning categories included journal design, a catalog publication and academic research

“We appreciate the recognition for the exceptional efforts of our editors, their staffs and the many scholars who contribute to the journals we publish as well as the talent and innovation of our own team,” said Journals Publisher William Breichner.

At the recent Modern Language Association meeting in Philadelphia, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) recognized four JHUP journals for excellence. Three journals received the top honor in their category while another was given an Honorable Mention.

In the Best Special Issue category, American Quarterly was honored for the top prize for Issue 67.3, released in September 2015. The journal previously won the same award in 2009 and 2013. Callaloo received an Honorable Mention Award in the same category for Issue 38.4, the special Callaloo Art issue published in the fall of 2015.

ASAP/Journal, a new journal launched in January 2016, won for Best Design. Arethusa was chosen as the winner of the Codex Award, which recognizes journals covering the period before 1500.

National and state-wide awards went to the Journals Marketing Department for its efforts in promoting journal and scholarly association content.


Journals Marketing Director Lisa Klose accepts the Best in Maryland Award for the 2016 Scholarly Journals catalog.

The superhero-themed 2016 Scholarly Journals catalog received a Gold MARCOM Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the fifth straight year the organization has honored the journals catalog. The Public Relations Society of Maryland chose the catalog as the Best in Maryland in the highly-competitive Publications category, the fourth straight year the journals catalog was taken home a Best in Maryland Award.

JHUP received two other MARCOM awards. The new Print Plus website for the journal Modernism/modernity received a Platinum Award, the competition’s highest honor, in the Website category. The JHUP Podcast series was chosen as Honorable Mention in the podcast category.

The Johns Hopkins University Press has a journals collection featuring 86 titles, mainly focused on the social sciences and humanities.