Council of Editors of Learned Journals

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Welcome to CELJ

Welcome to the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) membership website.  This site serves our member-editors and other constituencies interested in scholarly journal publishing by providing information about current events, ongoing projects and resources, and forums for the discussion of topics relevant to journal editing and publishing as well as the communicating of organization news and updates. We also host a members-only listserv. Register or renew your membership now.

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The mission of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) is to enable conversations, collaborations, and communication around scholarly journal editing and to mentor editors and authors by creating an inclusive scholarly communications landscape.


CELJ’s values include

  • Professionalism: We seek to improve the quality of scholarly journal publishing through professional development, mentoring, and shared best practices.
  • Inclusivity: We recognize the systemic racism and secrecy embedded in the history of scholarly academic publishing, which runs counter to our desires to recognize the inherent worth of every possible author and editor. We therefore strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our professional activities.
  • Collaboration: We enhance our members’ publishing efforts and support other journals and editors in developing explicit practices that invite discussion, knowledge sharing, and recognition of innovation in scholarly publishing.
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