2021 SRC/CALJ Journal Innovation Award

We are pleased to announce that the application process for the 2021 SRC/CALJ Journal Innovation Award is now open.

This award recognizes innovation implemented or first measured in 2019 or 2020 by a Canadian scholarly journal and which is focussed on enhancing readership and/or other forms of engagement with journal content.

This is our opportunity to showcase the innovation that’s happening in Canada with our scholarly journals!

CALJ-ACRS Annual Conference is going virtual this year | May 27th & 28th

CALJ-ACRS Annual Conference is going virtual this year.  We will be taking part in the Congress but since we can't meet in person we'll be gathering on-line.
Plan on joining us on May 27th & 28th

2021 Congress is going Virtual!
The 90th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Hosted virtually from the University of Alberta
May 27 - June 4, 2021

Evaluation of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) funding opportunity | Nov 25, 2020 12:30-1:30 ET

An evaluation of the ASJ funding opportunity is currently being conducted as part of SSHRC’s standard evaluation of ongoing programming. Since the previous evaluation of the ASJ in 1985, major changes have taken place both within the program and in scholarly communication more generally. The findings from the evaluation will help to inform decisions regarding the future of the ASJ in this changing environment. Please join us in this webinar to learn more about the progress and preliminary findings from the evaluation.   

October 28, 2020 12:30-1:30 ET | Exploring Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications

The discussion of diversity and inclusion is not a new topic in the area of scholarly publishing and scholarly communications. Given the emergence of organizations such as the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), among others, this presentation will share some considerations on diversity and inclusion with regards to:

C4DISC Launch

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting new members, partners, and volunteers. C4DISC was originally formed in 2017 by a small group of trade and professional associations, including CALJ-ACRS, to discuss and address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the scholarly communications industry. To learn more about C4DISC, please visit

Webinar: Straight Talk from Librarians Supporting Open Access and Building Collections Aug 26th 12:30 ET

Last Wednesday of the Month! -- August 26, 2020 12:30 ET

Join CALJ-ACRS for our first webinar of the fall season and hear directly from librarians about trends in purchasing!

How do librarians decide which journals to add to their library’s collection? What can journal editors do to make their journals more appealing to collections librarians? How are librarians financially supporting open access publishing?

New Resource to Combat Racial Bias for Scholarly Publishing Professionals

A new diversity, equity, and inclusion resource for scholarly publishing professionals is now available. Published by Toolkits for Equity in Scholarly Publishing project volunteers, the Antiracism Toolkit for Allies is the first in a series of three, designed to provide antiracism resources for allies; for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour; and for organizations within the scholarly publishing community.


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