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SRC-Innovation Award

Canadian scholarly journals are invited to submit an application for the 2018 inaugural Scholarly and Research Communication* Innovation Award.

The intent of the SRC-Innovation Award is to recognize and publicize new Canadian scholarly journal communication initiatives that are designed to increase the influence of a journal among readers and are noted by peers as significant. More generally, the Award is intended to underline the creative and innovative contributions that scholarly journals make to effective and inspired scholarly communication.

Student Scholarships to 2018 CALJ Annual Conference

Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) is pleased to offer 2 student scholarships to this year’s Annual Conference. Students interested should be involved in journal publishing or a related field of study.

Scholarship covers Congress Registration and CALJ Conference registration (Breakfast and Lunch both days are included). Dead line to apply is Friday April 28, 2018.

Applicants should send a brief reply outlining their interest in attending.
Please apply by email – info@calj-acrs.ca
 

Readership Analytics Project -- Excellent News

Many of you will know from previous posts to the CALJ listserv that CALJ applied to the Department of Canadian Heritage — Canada Periodical Program — for funds to develop an analytics package that would provide each journal with a set of measures of their readership that is easy to understand and can be shared with others  i.e., who reads what articles, from what source (your website, an aggregator), where the reader is located, when the reading took place, and what was read (title and abstract, pdf, html).

REMINDER | An Important and Urgent Update on the Future of SSHRC Funding of Journals

RAPPEL

Subject: An Important and Urgent Update on the Future of SSHRC Funding of Journals

The CALJ Executive is very concerned with recent proposed SSHRC changes to the journal funding program. We urge our members to carefully review this update. 

In July 2017, SSHRC formed an Advisory Committee to review the Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) funding opportunity. Members of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) Board of Directors (BOD) were invited to participate in an Advisory Committee.

Concerns over SSHRC changes to the Aid to Scholarly Program

After reviewing the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) proposed changes to the Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) program the Board of Directors of CALJ has written to the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, who is responsibility of SSHRC. It is felt that if implemented the recommendations will significantly impact the sustainability of many of our most successful journals

The Letter

ReadCube Discover

CALJ is reminding its members that there is still time to sign up for the free service ReadCube Discover. ReadCube Discover is a free indexing service of Digital Science that uses its “suite of
scholarly tools” to enhance your articles and increase their discoverability. It boasts a usership of 40 million desktop and mobile readers and refers traffic to the full content on a
journal’s website. See https://www.readcube.com/publishers for more. The enhancement comes in part via the related services of Digital Science:

CALJ Participation in the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

In September of this year, two CALJ members had an opportunity to attend the annual ALPSP conference in The Netherlands.

Rowland Lorimer, Director of CISP Journals Services and Eugenia Zuroski, Editor Eighteen Century Fiction attended numerous sessions, networked with many other publishers and editors and had discussions with some of vendors of publishing services. They have agreed to provide their trip reports and links to these documents are provided below.

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