The Council of Editors of Learned Journals, an Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association, is an organization of editors of scholarly journals in all disciplines. As the major national organization dedicated to supporting academic journal publishing, our membership of over 450 editors represents an invaluable collective wellhead of editorial wisdom and experience. Making this fund of expertise available to new and veteran editors alike for discussing common editorial concerns and sharing considered advice is one of our major purposes.

At our annual national meeting at the MLA Convention, CELJ serves to publicize member journals through its exhibition booth and sponsors sessions designed to tackle current issues in journal publishing from both editor and author viewpoints.  The CELJ site on the MLA Commons provides useful information in advance of the convention about the CELJ sponsored sessions and the “Chat with an Editor” schedule.