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


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 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.

Request for services

The Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) is currently seeking an individual with an ability to work with web software to provide services for the following: creation of a list of recommended vendors for its members to refer to when looking for services related to publishing their journals.


Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group

In 2016 the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) was invited to participate, along with several other organizations, in the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group (CSPWG), led by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) for the purpose of establishing a shared vision, principles and goals that would act as a framework for advanced, robust, sustainable, collaborative models for the Canadian dissemination of the scholarly record.


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