Two Johns Hopkins University Press Journals received awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals at the recent Modern Language Association annual meeting in New York.
ASAP/Journal took home an award for the second straight year by winning the Best New Journal award after its second year of publication. The journal won Best Design from CELJ in January 2017.
The scholarly publication of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, ASAP/Journal explores new developments in post-1960s visual, media, literary, and performance arts.
“We are incredibly honored to receive another award from CELJ," said Jonathan Eburne, who co-edited the journal's first two volumes with Amy Elias from the University of Tennessee. "We believe in promoting intellectual exchanges and appreciate the recognition for our work."
Eburne, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Penn State University, will serve as Editor in Chief beginning with Volume 3 in 2018.
The Journal of Early Christian Studies received the Codex Award from CELJ, honoring a journal covering the period before 1500 in any discipline. This marked the third time in five years a JHUP journal has won this award.
The official publication of the North American Patristics Society (NAPS), the journal focuses on the study of Christianity in the years 100-700.
"This award has special meaning since it comes after we finished publication of our 25th volume," said editor Stephen J. Shoemaker, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon. "We are excited about this recognition from our peers."
The Johns Hopkins University Press publishes more than 85 journals in a variety of academic disciplines. JHUP journals have won 15 CELJ awards over the past five years.
"The community of scholars which makes up CELJ continues to recognize the excellent work done by the staffs of our journals. We believe in the power of scholarly research and appreciate these awards," said William Breichner, Journals Publisher with the JHU Press.