postmedieval strikes again

It’s official: postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, edited by the College’s own Professor Myra Seaman, is not only the best new journal in the social sciences and humanities, but it is pretty much the best new journal–period. On the heels of the 2011 PROSE Award from the Association of American Publishers, postmedieval has just received the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishing’s 2012 Award for Best New Journal.

Open to peer-reviewed journals that have emerged over the past 1-3 years, this prestigious award recognizes a journal’s editorial and strategies, as well as its commercial and academic success. ALPSP is the largest trade association for scholarly and professional publishers with more than 340 member organisations in 41 countries.

postmedieval, the ASPSP notes, “is distinctive both in its design and approach and demonstrates a passion for the subject, a committment to quality and strong links with the community.” This recognition is particularly meaningful when one considers the broad competition: finalists included Methods in Ecology and Evolution and Cancer Discovery.