VQR has been honored as the winner of the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement, presented by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), the major international organization supporting editors of academic journals. The Phoenix Award is the top award conferred in the scholarly division and was given to the journal that demonstrated dramatic and significant improvements for the period from 2003 to 2005.
This is our second award from CELJ in the last twelve months. Last year, they awarded us the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement, which honored the best single issue of a literary or belletristic journal, published within the previous three years. Both the Phoenix and the Parnassus are given every three years. So we’re not only the first journal to receive awards from CELJ in both the literary and scholarly categories, but we will hold these top awards jointly until January 2008. In case you can’t tell, we’re extremely honored and pleased.
Here’s the full story, in case you can’t get enough of our gloating.