JSEALS - The Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (ISSN 1836-6821)

SEALS 27 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
  • The SEALS 27 conference will be held
    11-13 May 2017 in Padang, Indonesia (West Sumatra)
    Persons wishing to present a paper at SEALS 27 are invited to submit an abstract to the following address: 
    sealsxxvii@gmail.com. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2017. 
    Abstracts will be posted by 28 February 2017 (or earlier on request). 
    Following is a template for abstracts (docx/odt) with instructions: 

CHANGE OF HOSTING INSTITUTION
  • Starting at the beginning of 2017, JSEALS will be published through the University of Hawaii Press and hosted on the UH Press website. It will continue to be a free, open-access journal, and the overall blind-review process and editorial board will remain the same: https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/52368.

THE SCOPE OF JSEALS
  • JSEALS is the peer-reviewed open-access electronic Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, devoted to publishing research on the languages of mainland and insular Southeast Asia. It is published continuously online, with each year's papers constituting a single volume. JSEALS article are maintained by Asia-Pacific Linguistics (pacling.anu.edu.au) and archived by ANU Digital Collections (digitalcollections.anu.edu.au). Published articles are indexed by Scopus.
  • Devoted to a region of extraordinary linguistic diversity, JSEALS features papers on the languages of Southeast Asia, including Austroasiatic, Austronesian, Hmong-Mien, Tibeto-Burman and Tai-Kadai. JSEALS welcomes contributions written in English that deal with general and applied linguistic issues (as opposed to cultural or anthropological topics) which further the lively debate that characterizes the annual SEALS conferences since 1991.

JSEALS TOPICS
  • Topics may include descriptive, theoretical, or historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and applied linguistics (e.g., language planning and policy, language pedagogy and acquisition, orthography development and testing, literacy development and acquisition, etc.), among other areas of linguistics of languages of Southeast Asia. JSEALS also admits data papers, reports, and notes, subject to an internal review process.

THE JSEALS REVIEW PROCESS
  • Papers can be submitted electronically at any time. Please see the submission guidelines page. Also note the files and links on the left side of this page. If you have any queries about submitting your article, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at mark.alves AT montgomerycollege.edu.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
  • Although we normally expect that JSEALS articles will have been presented and discussed at the SEALS conference, submission is open to all, regardless of participation in SEALS meetings. Each original article undergoes double-blind review by at least two scholars, usually a member of the Advisory Board and one or more independent referees. We are grateful for their voluntary assistance in ensuring the quality of our publications.

THE HISTORY OF JSEALS
  • Formally established by decision of the SEALS 17 meeting in September 2007, JSEALS supersedes the former SEALS Conference Proceedings published by Arizona State University.