Canadian Association of Learned Journals Annual (Online) Conference 2021 - May 27-28th

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May 27, 2021 to May 28, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Fine Arts, Psychology, Popular Culture Studies

Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) Annual Conference

Online/Virtual Gathering

May 27-28, 2021

Hosted by the University of Alberta



All times listed in Mountain Time (MT)

Thursday, May 27, 2021

10:00 - 11:00: Indigenous Sovereignty and Editing Practices [Open Session for Congress]

  • Michelle CoupalCanada Research Chair in Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Literatures; and Associate Professor of English, University of Regina
  • Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Deanna RederAssociate Professor of English and Chair of Indigenous Studies, Simon Fraser University

Ideas, challenges, successes, and ways the scholarly community can best support Indigenous scholarship.

Moderated by TBD

11:30 - 12:30: How do I get my journal out there?

  • Elizabeth BrownManager of Publishing Relations, Project MUSE
  • Thane ChambersResearch Impact Librarian, University of Alberta
  • Sonya Betz, Head, Library Publishing and Digital Production
    Services, University of Alberta
  • Émilie Paquin, Director of Research and Strategic Development of the
    Érudit Consortium

A conversation about the internationalization of Canadian research in journals, the impact of how journals are indexed, and discussion of metrics, citations, and keeping statistics!

Moderated by Odile Cisneros

1:00 - 1:45: Mentorship in Scholarly Publishing

  • Kim Solga, Director of Theatre Studies and Professor, English and Writing Studies, at Western University
  • Meredith AdinolfiVice President of Publishing Operations, Cell Press
  • Tom Olyhoek, Editor in Chief, Directory of Open Access Journals

Editors and experienced mentors will join us for a discussion of mentorship programs and opportunities to assist graduate students and early-career researchers.
Moderated by: Adrian Stanley

Friday, May 28, 2021

10:00 - 11:00: Creative Scholarship

  • Sally Campbell Galman, editor at Jeunesse: Young People, Texts,
    Cultures and Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Violaine Iglesias, co-founder of Cadmore Media
  • Hannah McGregor, Assistant Professor in Publishing at Simon Fraser University

Producing creative scholarship (podcasts, picture books, comics, soundworks, video), alternative methods of peer review, funding opportunities to support creative scholarship and more!

Moderated by Lauren Bosc

11:30 - 12:30: French in an English-Dominated Academic World [Open Session for Congress]

  • Marc-André Éthier, Professor in the department of didactics at the University de Montréal, Editor-in-Chief, Revue des sciences de l’éducation
  • David Lefrançois, Professor in the department of the sciences of education at the université du Québec en Outaouais, director, Revue des sciences de l’éducation
  • Liette Vasseur, Professor in the department of Biology and Environment Sciences at Brock University, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Botany
  • Christian Lacroix, Professor in the department of biology at the University of Prince Edward Island, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Botany
  • Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Associate Professor in the department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, Editor-in- Chief, Anthropologica
  • Hélène Cazes, Professor in the Department of French at the University of Victoria, Director, Topiques, Études satoriennes

This round-table, held entirely in French, brings together editors from STEM, the Social Sciences, and Humanities to discuss some of the challenges French-language, bilingual, and national journals face with the use of French in an increasingly English-dominated Academic world. Discussion will focus on themes, such as the use of French in bilingual and national journals that publish overwhelmingly in English, difficulties in attracting French-language content and strategies to increase submissions, being francophone on predominantly anglophone editorial or advisory committees, to name a few.

Moderated by Emmanuel Hogg

1:00 - 1:45: "Whine and Wine"

As part of the planned program, the Committee is facilitating an informal “Wine and Whine” session, where members can visit virtual breakout rooms to discuss topics that we all find frustrating and/or difficult in our scholarly communication work and share tips with each other. There will also be a francophone space to discuss the need for French journals to organize and how CALJ can best assist.

Breakout room 1: Hosted by Michael Donaldson
Breakout room 2: Hosted by Eugenia Zuroski
Breakout room 3: Hosted by Emmanuel Hogg

Contact Info: 

Jessica DeWitt

Promotions and Communications Coordinator

Canadian Association of Learned Journals