Canadian Association of Learned Journals /

Association canadienne des revues savantes


From the first meeting in 1990 that led to the formation of CALJ, the vocation of the association has focused on the well-being of learned journals.

To represent, develop and support the academic community of Canadian learned journals in disseminating original research and scholarly information, and to promote intellectual culture in Canada and internationally.

CALJ operates as a not-for-profit association and is member-driven, identifying priorities and establishing projects and activities as the CALJ journals and other CALJ members direct. Through interaction with government agencies, the research community and other partners, CALJ works to strengthen both individual journals and the journal community as a whole.

The three key functions of CALJ are to provide services to CALJ member journals, to develop industry initiatives for CALJ member journals, and to enhance the collective strengths of CALJ members and the journal community.

For details on benefits of becoming a CALJ member, please visit our benefits page here.

Read a copy of the CALJ by-law (June 2020).

Read a short history of CALJ.


The CALJ Board of Directors draws on the experience of publishing professionals and scholars.

Leanne Coughlin
Managing Editor
BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly

President- Elect
Gordon Smith

Gillian Lane-Mercier
TTR: traduction, terminologie, rédaction


Abrahim H. Khan, Toronto Journal of Theology

Michael Donaldson, Canadian Science Publishing / Éditions Sciences Canada

Sarah McCabe, Ontario Historical Society (Ontario History)

Sandra Shaw, University of Toronto Press

Odile Cisneros, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos

Executive Director
Jess Herdman
Managing Editor
Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music / Revue canadienne de musique


C4Disc Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications Banner

In June 2017, Past President of CALJ Suzanne Kettley met with 9 other organizations at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Annual Meeting to discuss our shared interests in addressing the lack of diversity and inclusion within the industry. The group agreed to continue the discussions and collaborate on possible projects starting with a Joint Statement of Principles. Working collectively, we combined our resources and formed the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC).

As a member of C4DISC, CALJ holds a seat on the organization’s Steering Committee and is responsible for participating in decision making related to policy decisions, financial decisions, and creating working groups and appointing leads/chairs to new C4DISC initiatives. Lauren Bosc, Member-at-Large on the CALJ Board of Directors, currently represents the organization on the Committee.

We are proud to be a founding member of C4DISC and to contribute to the important mission of the Coalition in advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications. As a Canadian association for scholarly journals, we are pleased and privileged to help promote the diverse voices of marginalized communities, and engage our membership in ongoing learning opportunities on the topics of equity and inclusion. - Antonia Pop, President of CALJ

In order to continue the conversation on equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarly communications work in Canada, and ensure the organization and its members uphold the highest standards of conduct to provide a safe and inclusive community, the CALJ Board of Directors recently passed the Standards of Conduct guide (see below). To learn more about these initiatives at CALJ, or to suggest your own, contact CALJ at

Read our Standards of Conduct for the Canadian Association of Learned Journals, part of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiative.

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