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Association canadienne des revues savantes


  • November 04, 2021 7:10 PM | Anonymous



    • 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!) 

  • November 04, 2021 7:09 PM | Anonymous

    As many of you know, after 8 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Association of Learned Journals and our members, Ken Clavette, Executive Director, made the decision to retire as of November 19, 2021. Ken has been instrumental in maintaining CALJ operations in working directly with members to welcome new and returning members, maintaining membership accounts, and collecting member feedback. Ken has provided corporate continuity throughout the terms of 4 presidents and supported CALJ through continuous change. Bringing dedication and feistiness from a union background, Ken has maintained his strong commitment to Canadian journals throughout his tenure in the role of Executive Director. Ken supports all activities of the Board of Directors, including programming, communications, and special projects, and he maintains CALJ records and documents. We will miss Ken’s collegiality and infectious positivity and wish him well in his retirement. 

    While we will miss Ken, we are pleased to welcome Carolyn Fast in the role of  Executive Director effective November 1, 2021. Carolyn has worked in the non-profit sectors in British Columbia and Ontario for more than 35 years, including work in co-operative housing, food banking, community economic development, domestic violence, housing readiness education and most recently as Executive Director of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Carolyn has a strong commitment to providing needed services to the vulnerable, as well as helping to facilitate larger change in our society through her work.  She brings expertise in management and administration, as well as strategic and organizational development.

    Carolyn completed a Master of Arts degree in Community Development through the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria in 2017. Carolyn’s area of research for her master’s project was co-location of non-profits into “non-profit centres,” a burgeoning movement designed to achieve more efficient and effective service and innovation among non-profit partners. 

    Carolyn is excited to begin work at the Canadian Association of Learned Journals, providing support to so many who are doing essential research and communication work, advancing issues of value to so many aspects of society.  She looks forward to meeting members virtually during the challenges of COVID and perhaps in-person in the future. 

    Best regards,

    Antonia Pop

    President, Canadian Association of Learned Journals

  • October 07, 2021 7:12 PM | Anonymous



    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 12 - 1:30 PM EDT


    • Sonya Betz, Head, Library Publishing and Digital Production Services, University of Alberta
    • Violaine Iglesias, co-founder of Cadmore Media
    • Michael Nason,  Scholarly Communications & Publishing Librarian at University of New Brunswick Libraries

    Moderated by Michael Donaldson


  • September 01, 2021 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    Dawn Roche, Journal of Ocean Technology, is our new CALJ/ACRS representative on the C4DISC Steering Committee.

    C4DISC is a community comprised of consortial groups such as societies and associations whose membership is composed of individuals, companies, or organizations, and whose mission and membership are related to scholarly communications. The Coalition was formed to discuss and address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our industry.

    The Steering Committee handles policy and financial decisions and manages working groups.


    "A new diversity, equity, and inclusion resource for scholarly publishing professionals, the Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations was published today by Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) and Toolkits for Equity in Scholarly Publishing project volunteers. A cross-organizational effort, the toolkit is the second in a series of three focused on antiracism; additional toolkits focus on antiracism resources for allies (launched August 2020) and for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (forthcoming).

    The Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations focuses on helping organizations transform their workplace culture through the lens of antiracism and equity. This toolkit is for organizations to understand institutionalized racism, to better support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) staff, to model antiracist leadership, build structure around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) work, and create policies and procedures that address inequities, disparities, and racist systems.

    Project co-leader, Damita Snow adds, 'There are many organizations working on DEI and we wish for the toolkit to be a resource for them no matter where they are in the process. We do not answer every question out there, but we hope to assist in some way. We certainly considered our audience in the writing of the toolkit. We had an incredible group of more than 40 diverse volunteers who did so much to complete the document and who determined the topics to be addressed as well as completing the research to present accurate information and reading what others wrote to ensure that we had a unified voice. I am beyond pleased at how the final document turned out.'"


    * Source: C4Disc Announcement, August 25, 2021

  • August 12, 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    The Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) is an ambassador for CALJ, supporting and promoting the vision of the organization. This individual supports the Board of Directors as a resource of knowledge and continuity for the organization, and provides overall administrative support for the Board of Directors and the association membership. In consultation with the Board, the Executive Director supports the onboarding of new Board members; supports CALJ committees in organizing CALJ meetings and events; communicates with the membership and broader community; drafts reports, letters, communiques, and funding applications; maintains and updates the CALJ website; promotes CALJ and CALJ membership through various promotional activities; develops an annual budget; and manages CALJ activities to meet budget expectations. There are currently no direct reports for this position.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    About CALJ

    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.

    Interested in Applying?

    Please send your resume by September 10, 2021 by email to Antonia Pop, CALJ President, at

  • July 22, 2021 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    The Professional Development committee will be organizing webinars for the fall and spring, one each in October, November, February and March. We invite your feedback and input as we select topics for these sessions. We envision these webinars as more in-depth presentations with practical tips and tricks, and more time for questions and discussion. Each session would run 1.5 to 2 hours.

    Please submit your response by September 5, 2021!

  • July 19, 2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    Our July Industry News newsletter is now available. Read it HERE.

  • July 09, 2021 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Antonia Pop
    Vice President, Journals, University of Toronto Press

    President Elect
    Lauren Bosc
    Research Coordinator
    Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures & Managing Editor of Jeunesse

    Eugenia Zuroski
    Eighteenth-Century Fiction

    Members at Large

    Leanne Coughlin
    Managing Editor, BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly

    Dawn Roche
    Journal of Ocean Technology

    Abrahim H. Khan
    Toronto Journal of Theology

    Michael Donaldson
    Canadian Science Publishing / Éditions Sciences Canada

  • July 06, 2021 10:51 AM | Anonymous

    The 2021 Aid to Scholarly Journals application form is now available. The application deadline is September 10, 2021 (8 p.m. eastern). Please see the SSHRC website for more information.

  • July 05, 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous


    Thanks again to everyone for joining us at our Annual General Meeting on June 10, 2021. We were delighted to have so many of you attend and take part. For those of you who were unable to attend, here are some highlights:

    • Ken Clavette announced his retirement as Executive Director, and shared some highlights from his 8 years working with CALJ. We’ll miss you Ken, and congrats again on your retirement!
    • The 2020-21 financial summaries were presented and approved.
    • Chairs from the Professional Development and Communications Committees provided overviews from the work of their committees, including the successful webinar series and online conference, and the development of CALJ newsletters.
    • An update was provided on CALJ’s work with the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), and a motion was passed to approve ongoing membership in C4DISC.
    • A motion was passed to add CALJ’s name to the Charter on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization in the Social Sciences and Humanities with the Federation.
    • We announced the winner of the SRC/CALJ Journal Innovation Award: Encounters in Theory and History of Education; congrats!
    • New board members were elected, including:
      • President Elect – Lauren Bosc
      • Treasurer – Eugenia Zuroski
      • Members at Large – Michael Donaldson, Abrahim Khan, and Dawn Roche

    If you have any questions about the AGM or the points above, please reach out to Executive Director Ken Clavette ( or President Antonia Pop (!


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