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  • April 17, 2020 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    In view of the ongoing epic disruption of our lives by the COVID-19 virus there has been a postponement of the 3rd annual Journal Innovation Award for one year.

    Thanks for your understanding.

  • February 12, 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    Early bird rate prior to March 31st

    You don’t want to miss the session and the presenters being organized for this year.

    REGISTER NOW!

  • February 05, 2020 9:28 AM | Anonymous


    2020 Annual CALJ Conference | Friday May 29 – Sunday May 31st University of Western Ontario | London ON

    CALJ is pleased to announce that again this year we are offering free pre-conference sessions on Friday, May 29th, for those of you who register with the Congress for our regular Saturday and Sunday May 30th & 31st conference (the Friday will not appear in the Congress schedule).

    Our program is coming together nicely. The following sessions have been confirmed by our Professional Development & Training committee, which is working hard to bring in a variety of industry experts to talk to us about both strategic and practical topics with lots of opportunities for you to ask questions and interact with your colleagues.

    • Social Media - Value & how to focus your efforts
    • Data Management/Availability Policies - helping your authors comply
    • Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications – considerations & current trends

    Look for regular updates on our program in the coming months.

    Congress is ready to process your registration for this year’s conference. Sign up now and enjoy the early bird rates:

    Congress 2020
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    You do not need to be a CALJ member to register for our conference; please share this development opportunity with your colleagues and contacts so that we can all join the conversation.

  • January 06, 2020 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    The CALJ Professional Development Committee is very pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar focused on the current state of accessible digital content in education and scholarly resources. If you ever wondered about any of the following questions, this webinar is for you!

    • Can the digital content you publish be read by digital screen readers?
    • Is the font your journal uses easy to read for people with visual impairments?
    • Do you include image descriptions for every image you publish in your digital content?

    These are just a few considerations when thinking about digital accessibility in education and scholarly communication.

    About the Webinar: Accessible Digital Content in Education and Scholarly Resources
    In this webinar, Michael Johnson, Director Content Partnerships at Benetech, will provide an update on the current state of accessible digital content, including scholarly resources. Along the way, he will offer some thought-provoking numbers and describe some real-world stories about what print-disabled readers require and on how accessible content has changed their lives. The presentation will provide insight into the ways in which scholarly publishers, journals, and technology can enhance digital resources to make them accessible to everyone. After the presentation, Michael will be available for questions from the audience.

    Who should attend:

    • Journal editors and journal editorial and production staff
    • Digital technology providers
    • Everyone with a general interest in accessibility

    Please join us on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 EST / 9:00 PDT. To register, please contact Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca. This webinar is offered for free to CALJ members. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and sponsorships are very much appreciated. To sponsor this webinar or another CALJ event, please contact Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca.

    About Michael Johnson
    Michael is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of experience in the technology, publishing, and education markets. Michael works with publishers, conversion vendors, and other partners to ensure that new content is “Born Accessible” (i.e., made accessible to everyone when created) through Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible program, the first-ever program to 3rd-party certify the accessibility of ebooks.

    Michael serves on the Higher Education Board of the Software Information and Industry Association. Before that, he was on the Board of Directors for the Association of Educational Publishers.

    About Benetech
    Benetech works to transform how people with disabilities read and learn, makes it safer for human rights defenders to pursue truth and justice, and connects people to the services they need to live and prosper. One initiative of Benetech is Bookshare, an online tool that aims to assist people with reading barriers, such as dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy.

    Webinar Registration
    As space is limited, please register for this webinar by email to Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca.
    Registration is free for CALJ members.
    Non-members pay a fee of $50.

  • June 20, 2019 9:39 AM | Anonymous


    The winner of the Scholarly and Research Communication Innovation Award for 2019 is Canadian Literature. Canadian Literature is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of literary criticism and review established in 1959 and published by UBC. The journal fosters wide academic interest in Canadian literature for both academic and general readers. It publishes Canadian and international scholars, writers, and poets in every issue. http://canlit.ca

    The award recognizes recent developments in its CanLit Guides, an online, open access, flexible educational resource designed to assist students and educators to critically engage with Canadian writing while promoting independent study. The Guides cover a range of topics of importance to studying, reading, contextualizing, and writing about Canadian literature, including some on literary theory; literary, cultural, and political history; specific authors and works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama; and skills-based research and composition topics. In doing so the Guides promote engagement with the journal and expand the dissemination of its scholarly discourse across a wider audience.

    Canadian Literature’s 2018 Collection consists of 16 new Guides, written and peer-reviewed by field experts and edited by the CanLit Guides team. The Collection is distinctive for its content, the organization of production, and the means of access in a variety of ways.

    The results have been dramatic. Since the May 2018 launch, CanLit Guides has been visited over 200,000 times by a global audience of users in 178 countries. Total page views have doubled, the number of users has more than doubled, and the number of Canadian users has increased by 75 percent.

    Congratulations to Canadian Literature and particularly to the team responsible for the 2018 Collection and the reconfiguration of the website to encourage interactivity with the journal.

    Our thanks go out to all journals that submitted nominations for the awards. We look forward to next year’s submissions.

    The judges for the 2019 awards were:

    Suzanne Kettley, Executive Director, Canadian Science Publishing

    Antonia Pop, Director, Journals, University of Toronto Press

    Eugenia Zuroski, Editor, Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

    Chair: Rowland Lorimer. Publisher and Editor, Scholarly and Research Communication

    The Scholarly and Research Communication Innovation Awards provide recognition to outstanding journal work and highlight the contributions that journals make to scholarly discourse. In a time of prevailing attention to open access, it is important to ensure that the means remain in place for journals to continue their good work in serving and building research communities. It is also important to recognize initiatives that journals are taking to respond to opportunities that digital technology making possible. The SRC Innovation Awards are also intended to encourage Canadian journals to engage in innovation with an eye on enhancing impact.

  • February 22, 2019 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. Plan S requires that, from 2020, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. The Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ-ACRS) sees this as a laudable goal, and indeed, for a number of years, CALJ-ACRS has supported the principle of open access (OA). The promotion of open access, however, must be pursued within the following contexts:

    (1) respect for the freedom of academics to select the most appropriate venue for the publication of their research;

    (2) global research and scholarly publishing realities and needs;

    (3) the long-term viability of scholarly communication and the varying needs of diverse research communities.

    CALJ Submission to cOAlition S

    Plan S

  • January 23, 2019 9:45 AM | Anonymous


    The purpose of the SRC Scholarly and Research Communication awards is not only to provide recognition to outstanding work but also to highlight the contributions that journals make to scholarly discourse. In a time of prevailing attention to open access, it is important to ensure that the means remain in place for journals to continue their good work in serving and building research communities. It is also important to recognize initiatives that journals are taking to respond to opportunities that digital technology making possible. The SRC Innovation Awards are also intended to encourage Canadian journals to engage in innovation with an eye on enhancing impact. 2019 year’s submissions now being accepted - deadline April 30th.

  • November 20, 2018 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    As previously announced, the CALJ Professional Development Committee is organizing a webinar focused on effective social media strategies for journals to be led by Marketing Strategist Monique Sherrett. Please join us on January 16, 2019 at 9:00 PDT / 12:00 EST. If you have already registered, you will receive access information closer to the date. Registration is still open and there are still spaces available. To register, please contact Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca as soon as possible as space is limited.

    This webinar is offered for free to CALJ members. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and sponsorships are very much appreciated. To sponsor this webinar or another CALJ event, please contact Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca.

    About the Webinar: Effective Social Media Strategies for Journals

    Whether you want to take your publications to the next level or brush up on your skills with the latest up-to-date social media strategies and tactics, this webinar will help you gain more value from every dollar and minute you invest in social media. More specifically, the 1-hour session will cover digital marketing strategies and social media marketing for scholarly journals, the top 3 online tools used by journals, and the steps for building a reporting framework to manage and measure social media efforts. You can expect practical advice, examples of effective strategies and tactics, and a prioritized list of action items for your 2019 digital marketing plan.

    About Monique Sherrett

    Monique Sherrett has a passion for all things digital, in particular using analytics to measure and improve marketing communications. Monique began her career as the internet marketing manager at Raincoast Books, where she spearheaded the first Harry Potter online campaigns, as well as the launch of Raincoast's podcast series and blog in 2005. She founded Boxcar Marketing in 2007 and has continued to help organizations drive traffic to their sites, analyze the impact that traffic has on the bottom line, and identify actionable insights from reams of data. In addition to analytics consulting, Monique is Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University and Guest Editor for the Scholarly and Research Communication (SRC) Special Issue “The Future of Scholarly Publishing: Algorithms, Bots, Usage, Big Data, Visualization, and AI.” Monique’s 1-minute marketing tips can be found on YouTube.com/BoxcarMarketing or on the Boxcar Marketing website https://boxcarmarketing.com/.

    Registration: As space is limited, please register for this webinar by email to Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca. Registration is free for CALJ members. Non-members pay a fee of $50.

    To learn more about CALJ events, please contact Ken Clavette at administrator@calj-acrs.ca.

    Antonia Pop
    Chair
    Professional Development & Training Committee

    Canadian Association of Learned Journals/ Association canadienne des revues savantes

    This webinar is made possible thanks to our sponsors:

    Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing Journal Services, Canadian Science Publishing, University of Toronto Press

  • June 26, 2018 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    The purpose of the SRC Scholarly and Research Communication awards is not only to provide recognition to outstanding work but also to highlight the contributions that journals make to scholarly discourse. In a time of prevailing attention to open access, it is important to ensure that the means remain in place for journals to continue their good work in serving and building research communities. It is also important to recognize initiatives that journals are taking to respond to opportunities that digital technology are making possible. The SRC Innovation Awards are also intended to encourage Canadian journals to engage in innovation with an eye on enhancing impact. We look forward to next year’s submissions.

    The winner of the inaugural Scholarly and Research Communication Innovation Award is Canadian Science Publishing’s FACETS Journal, Canada’s first multidisciplinary, open access science journal. In making their decision on the award, the judges took particular note of FACETS launch success – since its 2016 launch it has already published over 100 articles and is closing in on 100,000 page views. Its emphasis on both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinarity with its integrative Science section has provided Canadian (and other) scientists with a forum to speak across disciplines. Added to this, its plain language summaries and continuing use of Twitter have already strengthened the community of researchers and citizens with an interest in science. FACETS also received commendation for its maintenance of the high quality of vetting for which Canadian Science Publishing is already known. Complementary to these praiseworthy characteristics is the use of mobile friendly design, Altmetric journal scoring, and an inaugural application of an XML foundation provided by Atypon. In terms of recognition, in a first of its kind, the Royal Society of Canada’s Academy of Science has endorsed FACETS as its official journal.

    The winner of the Scholarly and Research Communication Innovation Award for Social Science and Humanities Journals is the Toronto Journal of Theology for its video introductory presentations of both journal issues and individual articles. In one recent instance, not only are site users introduced to the topic and the author but also the author’s acapella rendition of the song that is the focus of the author’s textual exploration. The video abstracts help situate the scholarship for readers, allowing them to see and hear elements that are not necessarily communicated through print alone. Clearly, there is a welcome humanizing element in such introductions.

    It should be noted that the resources required to launch and carry forward FACETS dwarf the needed investment to add well-produced introductory videos. The judges felt that it was appropriate to recognize the vast diversity that exists in Canada’s journal community.

    A number of other submissions were made. Each had its own strengths. In particular, two impressed the jury. In one, the submitting journal emphasized its efforts to reflect the co-engagements of researchers with research populations to take on real world problems. At the same time, the journal staff noted a real excitement in the journal world surrounding emerging possibilities focused on multi-sensory research and documentation. The other notable entry outlined its efforts to increase reader and author engagement through topic modelling, a technique for describing a large corpus of documents by means of weighted measurements of a finite number of topics. In this instance the development of such a tool was in its early stages and this awards program would welcome a subsequent submission as the tool is finalized, tested and applied. Our thanks go out to all journals who submitted nominations for the awards.

    The judges for the 2018 awards were:
    Philippa Benson, Managing Editor, Science Advances, an open access journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Adrian Stanley, Vice President, Global Business Development, Journals, Digital Science
    Eugenia Zuroski, Editor, Eighteenth-Century Fiction
    Chair: Rowland Lorimer. Publisher and Editor, Scholarly and Research Communication

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