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Translation: A Translation Studies Journal, or TSJ for short, is a digital, peer-reviewed scholarly journal committed to publishing original, innovative, and potentially influential scholarly work on any aspect of literary translation. TSJ is also the venue for the publication of literary translations, from and into English - other source-target languages will be considered as long as a scholarly discussion of problems and translation methodology forms an integral part of the submission.

TSJ was born out of the Translation Studies Research Focus Group at the University of California Santa Barbara, and was conceived of originally as a graduate student-run journal. As such we produced the first two volumes of the journal, as paper issues that we soon hope to make accessible online. The UCSB Translation Studies Research Focus Group has meanwhile turned into a fully-fledged Ph.D. Emphasis in Translation Studies, with the cross-disciplinary collaboration of many UCSB Departments, and a biannual conference dedicated to literary translation.

While graduate student collaboration is still an important part of the journal, TSJ is now run by UCSB faculty and affiliated scholars in the field of literary translation. Its volumes are typically devoted to specific themes, and each issue is run by a committee of issue editors selected by the executive committee.

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