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The Journal of East Asian Libraries invites submission of articles,
reports, bibliographies, book reviews, and institutional and member
news items. Contributions should be in either WordPerfect or Microsoft
Word and may be submitted by email attachment or as an email message.
Send them to the JEAL Editor, Gail King, at:
Now Peer Reviewed
New Publication Schedule
--by Gail King, JEAL Editor
October 13, 2010
As you probably remember, following extensive discussion by
the Executive Board and a vote by survey of CEAL members last
May, the decision was made to make the Journal of East Asian
Libraries into a peer-reviewed journal. At the same time the
Board recommended that the frequency of JEAL be changed to two
issues per year.
This new twice-a-year publication schedule will begin in 2011
with the February issue, which will be number 152. Beginning
with that issue, the February issue will be made up of reports,
including the CEAL statistical report, which traditionally appears
in the February issue, and other reports that regularly appear
in JEAL, such as the NCC report and other East Asian library-related
reports. The next issue following February will be the October
2011 issue. It and future October issues will be made up of
peer-reviewed articles. These could be rewritten presentations
from the annual CEAL meetings, or articles otherwise submitted,
both of which will need to go through the peer review process.
Thus the new publication schedule and peer-review format will
both be introduced in 2011.
Making the transition this way should, I hope, allow time to
get a proper peer-review mechanism into place and get the new
two-issue-per-year schedule cleanly launched.
In addition to the main sections of each issue—reports in the
February issue and peer-reviewed articles in the October issue--each
issue will also include a section for institutional news items,
personnel notices, obituaries, book reviews, and so on.
Submissions for upcoming issues are welcome. Please send your
articles, reports, and news items to
The deadline for submissions for the February issue will be
December 31, 2010; the deadline for the October issue will be
May 31, 2011.