CALJ and the Journal Community

CALJ response: Tri-Council's Open Access policy

The Canadian Association of Leaned Journals (CALJ) welcomes the Tri-Council's Open Access policy. It affirms the societal benefit of public access to research across the entire spectrum of scholarship in science, social science, and the humanities. Scholars and researchers believe that public access to their self-directed inquiry, reported in a free and open manner without oversight and influence, is fundamental to the dynamic, democratic, pluralistic and forward-looking society that is Canada. At the same time, in setting a maximum embargo of 12 months across all disciplines, the Tri-Council policy creates a demand for compensatory policies and business models that will ensure continuing financial support for the processes surrounding the publication of research. Peer review, professional editing and presentation of text and data, technological development, and strategic publication planning to maximize awareness of research, are all key elements. They form the necessary foundation that can ensure that all Canadians and world citizens gain the greatest possible benefit from research.

Press Release

Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research

Canadians will have free online access to research funded by NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR

2015 CALJ Congress-Annual General Meeting

SATURDAY, May 30 / SUNDAY, May 31
University of Ottawa
Tabaret TBT/323

Preliminary program

To register for the conference follow the link:

Hope to see you there!

Canada Foundation of Innovation has made an investment of $1.4 million in the Érudit platform

The Érudit dissemination and research platform has received $1.4 million from the Canada Foundation of Innovation in order to strengthen the services it provides to Canadian universities, accelerate its technological development, and support the development of digital research in social sciences and the arts.

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The web site is now open and ready for you to renew for the 2014-15 year []. You will find that we have simplified the on-line process in an attempt to make it less time consuming.

De l'importance des revues de recherche nationales. / The important of scholarly journals in Canada.


2014 CALJ Conference Presentations

We are pleased to offer you the presentations of the speakers and panel members at the 2014 Annual Conference in St Catharines.  You will find them listed at the “Members” section of the CALJ web site.

CALJ Objects to Library Cuts

CALJ has objected to funding cuts by the federal government to Library and Archive Canada, and to the closure of departmental libraries holding unique collection important to the country.

The CALJ letter to the Prime Minister with our objections and the responses from the Government:

  1. CALJ/ACRS letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the closures of Federal Government of Canada libraries [PDF English] [PDF François]
  2. PMO's acknowledgement of correspondence receipt [PDF]
  3. Response of Hon. Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Langiages [PDF]

Copyright and the Modern Academic: Congress 2014 Debate Series
May 25-29, Brock University
St. Catharines, ON

Copyright law is an increasingly contentious issue for Canadian academics in their roles as teachers, researchers, and creators. In a series of three debates, Canada’s leading copyright experts and practitioners tackle these issues. This debate focuses on the effects of recent court cases on academics’ ability to access and copy works, and considers the future direction of copyright reform. Panelists include Samuel Trosow (Western University) and Blayne Haggart (Brock University).
Co-sponsored by Brock University Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) and the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE).

Michael Geist, University of Ottawa
Roanie Levy, Access Copyright
Samuel Trosow, University of Western Ontario
Howard Knopf, Macera & Jarzyna LLP
Glenn Rollans, Partner, Brush Education Inc.
Blayne Haggart, Brock University

The debates are open to all Congress attendees and the general public. If you’re not at Congress, or can’t make the debates, we have you covered. Two of the debates will be livestreamed at, and recordings of all three will be available, also at

1. Fair dealing and Canadian academics: The “Copyright Pentalogy” and beyond (Livestreamed)
Sunday, May 25, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT / Le dimanche 25 mai 2014, 13h00 - 14h30 EDT



2. Debating Open Access and the future of academic publishing (Livestreamed)
Wednesday, May 28, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT / Le mercredi 28 mai 2014, 16h30 - 18h30 EDT



3. Debating Access Copyright: Friend or foe? (Recorded)
Wednesday, May 28, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT / Le mercredi 28 mai 2014, 16h30 - 18h30 EDT


Since 1990 the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) has represented the interests of an increasing number of journals from across the scholarly disciplines. The three key functions of CALJ are:

  1. to provide services to CALJ member journals;
  2. to develop industry initiatives for CALJ member journals; and
  3. to enhance the collective strengths of the CALJ journal community.

To find out the benefits of membership, visit our benefits page, here.

To find out how to become a CALJ member, click here.

"CALJ-ACRS: Who we are and what we do" [PDF]



Congress 2013 Presentations (courtesy of our presenters):

CALJ-ACRS president announces newly elected board of directors for 2013-2014 [PDF]

The First Annual CALJ-ACRS Editors' Boot Camp (November 14-15, 2013) [PDF]