[RNLD] EL Publishing initiative

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Mon Jul 21 05:51:52 UTC 2014

Dear RNLD colleagues

On Friday 18th July David Nathan, Julia Sallabank and I launched as
Founding Editors a new initiative called "EL Publishing" (
www.elpublishing.org) which is a free online open access publications
platform that will publish a fully blind-refereed journal (Language
Documentation and Description), multimedia publications, and a new
monograph series, for which we have a 5 year commitment of support from
CIPL, the International Committee of Linguists. The journal, multimedia and
monographs will deal with the theory and practice of language
documentation, language description, sociolinguistics and language policy,
and language revitalisation. We will also be encouraging new and innovative
forms of publication in these areas.  All publications are free to download
under a CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) licence and are published at
no cost to authors. We will continue to publish in print form at a low
cost as well for readers who prefer paper publications or have limited
internet access.

The website at www.elpublishing.org contains the latest volume of Language
Documentation and Description (LDD 12 -- a special issue on documentation
and archiving), an app dealing with Khoi-san languages, and the complete
back catalogue of LDD volumes 1 to 11.

In this venture, David, Julia and I are joined by Consulting Editors Gerrit
Dimmendaal, Lenore Grenoble, Jeff Good, and Tony Woodbury, and an
international Editorial Advisory Board of leading scholars in endangered
languages research.

Please have a look at the website and download the papers and app, but even
more importantly, please let your colleagues and students know that EL
Publishing exists and is an outlet for top quality fully peer reviewed
publication of articles, multimedia and monographs. In order to keep the
quality of the work we publish at a high level we need as many good
submissions as possible, and we rely on our friends and colleagues such as
you to help us spread the word.

You can also follow us on Facebook (E L Publishing) and Twitter

If you have any questions about this please get in touch at
editors at elpublishing.org for submissions and publishing information or
info at elpublishing.org for general enquiries.

Best wishes,

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Director, Endangered Languages Academic Programme
Research Tutor and PhD Convenor
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

web: http://www.hrelp.org/aboutus/staff/index.php?cd=pa
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