Welcome to SEAsian Mainland Languages E-Series (SEAMLES),
SEAMLES is aimed at scholarly works on the languages of Mainland SEAsia that are within the range of 50~200 pages, those which may be too big for a journal but not long enough for a regular monograph. The intention is to provide an effective publication strategy for Masters dissertations, data and text collections, celebratory volumes and unconventional works, to be published electronically (and as print-on-demand volumes when this option is requested).
Our scope includes all language families of the SEAsian Mainland, and areas extending into China and South Asia where members of those families are spoken.
In terms of content, SEAMLES is open to scholarly writings whose nature or size would not make them compatible with the new Pacific Linguistics monograph series published by De Gruyter Mouton. Our SEAMLES series will typically include:
Writers wishing to publish their grammars as open access volumes are welcome to submit their work to our series.
Submission is open to all, and will be assessed, both internally and externally, based on scholarly quality. All volumes will be available freely as PDF files under Creative Commons licenses, and provided with ISBN and full referencing. The standards for peer-reviewing will be the same as for printed publications to ensure ongoing high academic standards.
The Editorial Board is responsible for the day-to-day management of the series including the maintenance of academic standards, and reports to the Asia-Pacific Linguistics Managing Editor. The Board includes linguists specialising in various areas and families of Mainland Southeast Asia:
Authors are encouraged to make first contact with the Managing Editor to submit a formal proposal, in order to check its suitability. Submitted manuscripts should be written in English, initially produced with minimal formatting. Authors will be provided with stylesheets / templates once manuscripts have been approved so that they can provide camera-ready copy for final production.
Authors, including editors of multi-authored volumes, are invited to submit manuscripts to the series, by writing to the Managing Editor Paul Sidwell <email@example.com>. Manuscripts should comply with the general scope of the series, both in terms of geographical coverage and of contents.
Contrary to e-journals, SEAMLES does not entail any commitment to regular issues: its publications will follow the rate of accepted manuscripts. Issues will be available online at no cost from the present page, and from the Asia-Pacific Linguistics: Open Access homepage; they will take the form of downloadable PDF files. Print on demand, at a cost (printing + shipping), will be available for each volume of this series subject to reasonable demand. Copyright will be retained by authors, and materials will be released under Creative Commons (Attribution) licenses.
SEAMLES Monographs now available: