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  • March 21, 2022 6:53 PM | Anonymous


    CALJ-ACRS is thrilled to welcome our newest journal member, Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière (QANE-AFI)!

    QANE-AFI is an online, open-access journal that aims to address questions and issues related specifically to quality advancement in nursing education. Many themes are addressed in the journal, including the assessment, indicators, and standards of quality nursing education, the evaluation of program modality outcomes, and the nature and key elements of educational quality. QANE-AFI's readership includes academic nurse educators, both Canadian and international, nurses in clinical settings, researchers in health higher education, and nursing students.

    QANE-AFI joined CALJ-ACRS because they wanted their journal to be in good company! They believe that being a member will help them keep informed of best practices and link them to other Canadian academic journal editors and journals so that they can learn what is happening in regards to scholarly publishing in other research areas that can be applied to nursing education.

    When asked what the pressing issues are for their journal currently, Jessica Pearce, managing editor of publications at QANE-AFI, stated that "Academic research and publishing, especially in nursing, is entering a new phase of inclusivity and openness. We want to ensure that we are staying abreast of the changes to maintain an accessible journal. More practically, and as I’m sure everyone else is, we are always working to get and keep good peer reviewers."

    QANE-AFI is a bilingual journal that is completely open access with no fees or embargo periods. They are listed in CINAHL and the DOAJ and are archived at Library and Archives Canada. They publish three times annually, with a biennial special edition.

    EXPLORE QANE-AFI's WEBSITE

  • March 18, 2022 6:54 PM | Anonymous


    Our March newsletter is now available. Learn about out latest initiatives, find links to our most recent webinars, learn how to renew your membership, and more! 

    READ HERE.

  • February 28, 2022 6:57 PM | Anonymous


    CALL FOR PAPERS

    To: Canadian Scholarly Journal Editors and Managing Editors

    From: Rowland Lorimer, Editor, Scholarly and Research Communication (SRC)

    Re: The Dynamics and Potential of Canadian Scholarly Journal Publishing

    Scholarly and Research Communication is seeking analyses of how journal editors are maximizing or could maximize their journal’s contribution to Canadian research in building, maintaining, and celebrating recognition of Canadian research communities. The following provides context.

    Journal publishing around the world is in transition, for example, Plan S, Sci-Hub, predatory publishers, and new businesses such as Dimensions and ResearchGate. Ongoing commentary in other countries by well-informed consultants and established publishers and some librarians provides salient insights. To wit: publicly accessible preprints, combined with social media promotion may be compromising the authority of full peer review and the traditional uptake of findings by research communities.

    Meanwhile, Canadian journals continue to bring forward research -from relatively calm pools, the ecosystems of which are refreshed, reformed, undercut, and sometimes obliterated by the tides of change.

    There is little Canadian discourse that addresses the role and potential of journal publishing. Maybe this is because

    Preserving the life of a journal can be such a struggle;
    Journal editorships are, in many cases, passing three-year appointments that can be undervalued by tenure and promotion committees;
    Canada lacks a dynamic national journal association led by all the largest Canadian journal groups ready to share their expertise and strengthen the sector;
    There is tacit acceptance of endemic exploitation of (most often) women graduate students who copyedit small journals across the land without professional recognition, or perform other functions such as design-based readability and innovation that go unmentioned; and,
    The ongoing operations of journals are threatened by a Tri-Council commitment to open access that neglects financial assessments of Canadian journals nor recognizes all categories of journal work including mentorship, ongoing training, and professional development parallel to the legion of opportunities in academic and library work.
    Whatever the factors, the very considerable potential of Canadian scholarly journal publishing to serve and enhance Canadian research remains unrecognized, as are the many and varied journal-supportive contributions made by universities, departments, research groups, and individuals. 

    Action and deadlines:

    Inquiries: Anytime to lorimer@sfu.ca

    Submission of abstract: March 31, 2022

    Submission of article: August 31, 2022

  • February 18, 2022 6:58 PM | Anonymous

    EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION: UPDATE C4DISC-
    HOW JOURNALS CAN IMPLEMENT EDI

    THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022, 12 - 1:30PM

    HEAR AN UPDATE ON C4DISC AND HOW JOURNALS CAN IMPLEMENT EDI

    Featuring:

    • Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and C4DISC Steering Committee
    • Nicola Nugent, Publishing Manager, Quality and Ethics Royal Society of Chemistry
    • Patricia K. Baski, Executive Editor, Neurology® Journals

    REGISTER HERE

  • February 16, 2022 7:01 PM | Anonymous


    CALL FOR PAPERS - CURRENT AND EMERGENT ISSUES IN PUBLICATION ETHICS IN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING

    JOURNAL OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING

    DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

    The Journal of Scholarly Publishing welcomes submissions for a special issue on evolving issues in publication integrity in scholarly publishing. This special issue of JSP will explore a number of the research and publication integrity issues, which researchers experience in the context of the competitive nature of scholarly publishing, and will also explore safe guards to protect and advance integrity in the research and dissemination of new knowledge.

    The first two decades of scholarly publishing in the twenty-first century have seen a radical shift in the dissemination of scholarly research through publication. There are many variables contributing to this shift—including increases in the number and types of universities, increases in university ranking systems, increased intervention of governments in funding—and contributing to corollary pressure to compete for research funding and to disseminate research findings.

    Such increased competition has subsequently led to the growth of journals generally with an emphasis on journal quality, impact factors, and citation rates. It has also led to the introduction of new sources of corruption in scholarly publishing through the introduction of predatory publishing (fake fee-for-service for-profit journals without proper standards, policies, or procedures) and the availability of papermills (companies creating fake research articles for fee to be sold to researchers).

    READ THE FULL CALL FOR PAPERS

  • January 24, 2022 7:03 PM | Anonymous


    TIPS AND TRICKS FOR JOURNALS: PERMISSIONS, GUIDELINES AND LICENCING

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

    Sharing practices in creating editor, copyediting and image permission guidelines, other journal documentation, etc.

    Panelists:

    • Cheryl Ball, editor of Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and Executive Director CELJ (Council of Editors of Learned Journals)
    • Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian Digital Initiatives, UBC Library
    • Cable Green, Director of Open Knowledge, Creative Commons

    The session will be moderated by Eugenia Zuroski, CALJ board member, Associate Professor, English & Cultural Studies at McMaster, and editor of Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

    REGISTER HERE

  • December 16, 2021 7:05 PM | Anonymous


    Interested in funding models? Scholarly editing? Journal Internationalization? 

    Our Professional Development committee is already planning our 2022 annual conference, and they'd like to hear from you about what topics you are most interested in learning more about at the conference. Please take some time to fill out our 2022 Annual Conference Planning Survey by January 10, 2022. 

    TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

  • December 14, 2021 7:08 PM | Anonymous


    The Communications Committee is approaching the newsletter in a new way! We are going quarterly. Our goal is to provide you with a brief view into the work of the Association, timely and interesting resources, discussion of issues, and promotion of events. You may know of events or resources from other allied sources that could be included as well.

    If you have something you would like to add to the newsletter, send the information to Carolyn Fast for inclusion in the next edition. Please send information by the first of the month for the issue dates below.

    The dates for the newsletter for 2022 are:
    March 2022
    June 2022
    September 2022
    December 2022

    Thank you!

  • December 14, 2021 7:06 PM | Anonymous


    A huge thank you to CALJ members who responded to our survey seeking thoughts on how to plan our annual conference next year. We were impressed by the number of journals represented in the survey and the quality of feedback given. Although most respondents voted in favour of an annual online conference for 2022, feedback was split as to if we should join the Federation and attend the Congress virtually as we did in 2021, or plan our own CALJ conference independent of Congress. Based on the number of votes and the comments provided, the Professional Development committee recommended to the board that we join the Federation for the virtual Congress 2022. The board has approved this recommendation and planning for Congress next year has already begun! More information about the conference dates and programmings will be announced shortly.

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS!
    The Professional Development committee seeks proposals for sessions for the upcoming CALJ annual conference. Please send your ideas, topics of interest, and potential speakers to leanne.coughlin@ubc.ca by January 10th.


    JOIN THE CONGRESS PLANNING COMMITTEE!
    We are always looking for new members to join the CALJ Professional Development committee! If you are interested, please let us know! You can contact Leanne Coughlin, Chair, at leanne.coughlin@ubc.ca

  • November 04, 2021 7:10 PM | Anonymous


    CONSIDERATIONS FOR PUBLISHING IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES / RÉFLEXIONS SUR LA PUBLICATION MULTI-LANGUES

    Panelists:

    • Rosa Bruno-Jofré, editor of Encounters in Theory and History of Education
    • Jessica Stites Mor, editor of The Canadian Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    • Gillian Lane-Mercier, editor of TTR  (Traduction, Terminologie, Rédaction)

    Moderator: Odile Cisneros, editor of Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos and member of the CALJ PD committee

    Thursday, November 18th, 2 - 3:30pm ET (NEW TIME!) 

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