The MLA Will Partner with Cambridge University Press to Publish PMLA

The MLA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement for Cambridge University Press to publish the association’s flagship journal, PMLA.

Cambridge University Press, a part of the University of Cambridge, is the oldest publishing house in the world.  The publisher of 350 research journals, the press works to further the university’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning, and research.

Cambridge will partner with the MLA to publish the journal from 2021. Under the arrangement, the MLA will retain full oversight over the selection of PMLA content and the intellectual direction of the journal, continue to manage the journal’s rigorous peer review and editorial processes, and appoint the editor and board.

Paula Krebs, Executive Director of the MLA, said, “The MLA Executive Council and I are excited about the possibilities of this partnership with Cambridge University Press. The collaboration will expand the journal’s global reach and offer substantial resources for authors, editors, and readers.”

Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, said, “This partnership brings together two organizations with long-standing commitments to the humanities. In combining our strengths, we aim to allow the journal to continue to sustainably adapt to the changing landscape, reaching and remaining relevant to the vast global community of literary scholars.”

Keep an eye out for more information about the partnership in the coming months.