from the information on https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_journal it seems that the maintainers of this plugin changed recently from David Monllaó to Herman Cosmin. We are currently upgrading to Moodle 3.3. Since there was no stable release since Moodle 3.1 we are interested how this plugin is currently supported and which strategy the new maintainers have for publishing future versions.
Since this plugin is currently used on >4000 sites I think we are not the only ones, which are interested in the future maintenance of this plugin.
Would love to hear a word from the new maintainers.