Annual conference of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals this Friday 31 May - June 2 (Vancouver)

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May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019
British Columbia, Canada

Attention: To all scholarly journal editors and publisher!  Join us at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ-ACRS) this Friday, May 31 to 2 June at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. 


If you are an editor of an academic journal in Canada (and abroad), you will not want to miss the 2019 CALJ-ACRS Annual conference.  This year, the Conference will cover a variety of themes, such as Open Access, Copyright law, Best practices in copyediting, Peer review management and software, social marketing, data management and analytics, and more!  


This year’s conference will also include a panel on student journals.  Students interested journal editing are welcome and encouraged to attend the panel — and indeed the entire conference (We are pleased to offer a special student rate 40$).  


The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) will be on hand to provide updates and answer questions related to scholarly journal publishing in Canada.  SSHRC will also provide an update on the Aid to Scholarly Journals program (ASJ).


The full program can be found at the following web address: 


For more information about the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, please visit the Congress website: 




Friday, May 31, 2019


3:00 - 4:30 

Peer Review for Academic Journals 

Geraldine Richards, Managing Editor Arts and Humanities, Routledge, Taylor & Francis 


4.45 - 5.45


Best Practices in Copyediting 

Emmanuel Hogg, CALJ President, Moderator

Panelists: James (Jamie) Warren and Letitia Henville 


Saturday, June 1, 2019


8:30 - 9:00 



9:00 - 9:05

Welcome from CALJ 

Emmanuel Hogg, President, CALJ


 9:05 - 9:30 

Welcome from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 

Sonia Vani, Director, Member Engagement and Communications 


9:30 - 10:30 

Make Your Content Easier to Find and Cite with Crossref DOIs

Anna Tolwinska, Member Experience Manager, Crossref


10.30 – 10.45 



10:45 - 11:45 

Social Media Marketing 

Monique Sherrett, Founder, Boxcar Marketing


11.45 - 12.30

The Operations of and Insights to be gained from the CALJ-Readership Analytics Project: The Secrets of the Nile Data (sic) 

Rowland Lorimer, Simon Fraser University


12.30 - 1.30



1.30 - 2.30 

Recent Developments in the Area of Copyright Law 

Asma Faizi, Head of Legal Affairs, Access Copyright


2.30 - 3.15

Content Curation: Providing Value without Sacrificing Comprehensiveness Marc Cormier, Director of Academic Management, GALE, Salvy Trojman, Country Manager – Canada, GALE


15:15 - 15:30



3.30 - 4.15

Coalition National Infrastructure for Supporting Scholarly Journals in SSH 

Jessica Clark, Project Coordinator, Coalition, Éruditand James MacGregor, Associate Director for Strategic Projects and Services, PKP


4.15 – 4.45


Update from Digital Content Platform and Aggregator, Project MUSE 

Elizabeth W. Brown, Publisher Relations Manager, Project MUSE


4.45 – 5.45



Sunday June 2, 2019


8.30 – 9.00 



9.00 – 10.00 

SSHRC: Aid to Scholarly Journals Funding Opportunity

Lorraine Anderson, Manager, Research Grants and Partnerships


10.00 – 10.30 

Overview of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications

Lauren Bosc, Managing Editor, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culturesand Suzanne Kettley, Executive Director, Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)


10.30 10.45 



10.45 – 11.30 


Open Access in a Changing Environment: Insights, Opportunities, and Q&A

Amy Laurent, Editor, Cambridge UP, Chris Robinson, Editor,Cambridge UP, and Rowlnd Lorimer, Editor, Simon Fraser University


11:30 - 12:00

Choosing the Best Journal Peer Review Software: What to Look for Based on Your Needs

Brian Cody, Co-Founder and CEO, Scholastica


12.00 – 1.00



1.30 – 2.00

The Value of Reviewer Relationships in Scholarly Communications

Laura Simonite, Key Account Manager, Publons


14:00 – 14:45 

Q&A with OJS

Alex Smecher, Associate Director for Development, PKP

James MacGregor, Associate Director for Strategic Projects and Services, PKP


14:45 - 15:00 



15:00 - 16:00 


Student Journals

Emily Laurent Henderson and Meg Soderlund, The Ethnograph, Nikita Lutic-Hotta and Dawson Campbell, The Lyre, and Andy Holmes and Curtis Seufert, Sojourners: Undergraduate Journal of Sociology


16:00 Closing Remarks

Contact Info: 

Emmanuel Hogg

President, CALJ

Contact Email: