Oceanic Linguistics

John Lynch johnlynch123 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 20 01:59:25 UTC 2012


Thanks Laura and Bill for your comments.

Expanding the number of issues is an option that was discussed, but there
is considerable extra work required (not so much on my part as on the part
of UH Press). An alternative seems to be "fatter" issues, which involves
less work than more frequent issues, and also does not seem to involve any
significant expense.

The whole matter, though, is still under consideration.

John

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Bill Palmer
<Bill.Palmer at newcastle.edu.au>wrote:

> Hi all
>
> I agree with Laura. I've been thinking about this for some time,
> especially since the existing 2 annual vols have become so thick, and have
> been thinking for a while that it might be helpful if OL could go to three
> issues a year. Obviously this will mean more work, and I apologise for
> suggesting that.
>
> cheers
> Bill
>
> Dr Bill Palmer
> Deputy Head of School - Research
> School of Humanities and Social Science
> Convenor, Endangered Languages Documentation,
>     Theory and Application Research Group
> Linguistics Research Higher Degree/Honours coordinator
> HSS
> University of Newcastle
> Callaghan NSW 2308
> Australia
> email bill.palmer at newcastle.edu.au
> >>> Laura Robinson <lcrobinson1 at gmail.com> 20/07/12 5:40 AM >>>
> Dear John & the Austronesian community,
>
> Is it possible to an additional issue of Oceanic Linguistics, so that it is
> published 3 times per year instead of 2?
>
> Thanks for all your hard work as editor!
>
> Cheers,
> Laura
> --
> Laura C. Robinson
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Linguistics Program
> University of Alaska Fairbanks
> http://go.alaska.edu/lcrobinson
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:43 AM, Malcolm Ross <malcolm.ross at me.com> wrote:
>
> > It has been the policy of *Oceanic Linguistics* to publish papers in a
> > timely fashion, and until now, the volume of papers received has pretty
> > much matched the speed of their publication. Thus, a paper whose final
> > revised manuscript was submitted in February or March would usually make
> it
> > into the following June issue the same year, and one submitted in August
> or
> > September would usually be published in the following December issue.
> >
> > We have come to a stage now, though, where supply is ever-increasing. The
> > situation at present is that, in the middle of July, the December issue
> is
> > getting quite full. In addition, there are at least eight papers
> currently
> > undergoing revision, and at least six more currently under review.
> Although
> > we can probably expand the size of the published journal somewhat,
> > nevertheless many of those papers, even if submitted now, would probably
> > have to wait until at least the June 2013 issue to see the light of day.
> >  This is encouraging from the point of view of increasing interest in the
> > field, but not so encouraging in terms of rapid turnaround.
> >
> >
> > I am thus advising members of the Austronesianist community that we may
> no
> > longer be able to publish all papers within a few months of their
> > acceptance, and that rather longer delays are likely.
> > --
> > John Lynch, FAHA
> > Emeritus Professor of Pacific Languages, and Editor "Oceanic Linguistics"
> > University of the South Pacific
> > PMB 9072
> > Port Vila.  VANUATU
> > Phone: (+678) 25036    Mobile: (+678) 5920220    Fax: (+678) 22633
> >
> >
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-- 
John Lynch, FAHA
Emeritus Professor of Pacific Languages, and Editor "Oceanic Linguistics"
University of the South Pacific
PMB 9072
Port Vila.  VANUATU
Phone: (+678) 25036    Mobile: (+678) 5920220    Fax: (+678) 22633
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