[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] Himalayan Linguistics 13.2 is published!

Kristine Hildebrandt khildeb at siue.edu
Sat Dec 27 17:05:12 UTC 2014

Dear Community of Scholars:

As editor of *Himalayan Linguistics
<http://escholarship.org/uc/himalayanlinguistics>*, the day has fimally
come when I am able to warmly welcome you to our new digital home, hosted
by the University of California's eScholarship platform. eScholarship
provides Open-Access scholarly publishing services, and will allow our
journal to continue to grow and flourish into the future. We welcome you by
way of issue 13.2 (2014), with four articles and one book review (there was
no 13.1 published).

In many ways, *Himalayan Linguistics
<http://escholarship.org/uc/himalayanlinguistics>* will remain the same,
high-quality venue that it has always been since its launch by Carol
Genetti, Tej Ratna Kansakar and Michael Noonan in 2004. It will remain an
online peer-reviewed journal specializing in languages of the Himalayan
region. You will still be able to access articles, book reviews, book
notices and field reports, and also grammars, dictionaries, and text
collections as free-standing publications Also, as always, *HL* will remain
free, with no subscription fee. Another thing that will remain the same
about *HL* is its semi-annual publication (June and December). And, as
begun in 2013, each issue of *HL* will continue to be published under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (*CC BY-NC-ND*
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/>) License. And, because
*HL* is now housed with eScholarship, the contributions will enjoy more
comprehensive indexing in library databases worldwide. As an additional
benefit, because *HL *will now be permanently archived as part of the
University of California digital library, we will have the security of
long-term digital housing and storage.

But you will notice a few new things about *Himalayan Linguistics
<http://escholarship.org/uc/himalayanlinguistics>,* beginning with this
issue 13.2. First, you may use the "Select Issue" bar at the top of the
screen to scroll through current and back issues. Second, because all book
reviews published before 2008 (before *HL* changed to its current
semi-annual publication schedule in 2010) have issue numbers that are
potentially in conflict with later issues, they have been assembled into a
special issue: 1:2. Third, you may notice that the "Archives & Field Reports
section is accessible via a link on the side box of the home screen.
Fourth, periodic messages and updates from the editor may be found at the "News
from the Editor

Perhaps the biggest change to *Himalayan Linguistics
<http://escholarship.org/uc/himalayanlinguistics>* will be the way in which
new contributions are submitted for review and editing. All authors are
requested to submit their articles or other contributions by using the "Submit
Article for this Journal
button on the left side of the screen. There, you will be able to create a
personal account and provide your author (and co-author) and contact
information. The editorial board will assign peer-reviewers and manage the
revision and formatting process entirely through this portal. This will
eliminate previous problems with lost emails, font and formatting issues,
and file upload/download glitches, for example.

As a final note, I wish to thank the authors of this current issue for
working patiently with us as we prepared this "inaugural" issue 13.2 on the
eScholarship platform. We will continue to make the submission,
peer-review, and revision/formatting/proofs process as simple and
user-friendly as possible.

On behalf of the editorial board, I invite you to explore *Himalayan
Linguistics <http://escholarship.org/uc/himalayanlinguistics>* in its new
home, and to consider submitting to the journal. If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact me directly (khildeb at siue.edu).

Kristine A. Hildebrandt

editor, *Himalayan Linguistics*, 2014

('Thanks' in Manange)

*Kristine A. Hildebrandt*

*Associate Professor, Department of English Language & LiteratureSouthern
Illinois University Edwardsville*

*Box 1431Edwardsville, IL 62026 U.S.A.618-650-3380 (office)*

*khildeb at siue.edu <khildeb at siue.edu>http://www.siue.edu/~khildeb
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