The following list represents a continuing work in progress. The following are some books, journal articles and other resources for members of the journal community. If you know of items that can be added to this list, please contact the CALJ Executive Director at

Peer Review

Benos, D. J., Bashari, E., Chaves, J. M., Gaggar, A., Kapoor, N., LaFrance, M., et al. (2007). The ups and downs of peer review. Advances in Physiology Education, 31, 145-52. 

Benos, D. J., Kirk, K. L., & Hall, J. E. (2003). How to review a paper. Advances in Physiology Education, 27, 47-52.

Brownlee, C. (2006, December). Peer review under the microscope. Science News, 170(25), 392-393.

Clarke, S. P. (2006). Reviewing peer review: The three reviewers you meet at submission time. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 38(4), 5-9. 

Kumashiro, K. K. (2005). Thinking collaboratively about the peer-review process for journal-article publication. Harvard Educational Review, 75(3), 257-85.

Lesser, B. (1988). Peer review in the social sciences. In P. Demers (Ed.), Scholarly publishing in Canada: Evolving present, uncertain future (pp. 46–50). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

Provenzale, J. M., & Stanley, R. J. (2006). A systematic guide to reviewing a manuscript. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 34(2), 92-9. Originally published in American Journal of Roentgenology, 2005.

Qing, F., Lifang, X., & Xiaochuan, L. (2008). Peer-review practice and research for academic journals in China. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(4), 417

Reid, A. J. (1998). Canadian Family Physician's peer reviewers: Unsung heroes [Editorial]. Canadian Family Physician, 44, 13-14. 

Reid, A. J. (1998). Les pairs charges de l'evaluation critique du Medecin de famille canadien: des heros meconnus [Editorial]. Canadian Family Physician, 44, 19-21. 

Young, S. (2008). Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience peer review process, with advice for authors. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN, 33(1), 7-9. 

Scholarly Writing and Texts


Barajas, E. D. (2007). Parallels in academic and nonacademic discursive styles: An analysis of a Mexican woman's narrative performance. Written Communication, 24(2), 140-67. 

Boya, H., Ozcan, O., Mete, A. M., & Gunal, I. (2008). Accuracy of references in journals of hand surgery. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(2), 174-180.

Donovan, S. K. (2007). The importance of resubmitting rejected papers. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38(3), 151-155.

Fine, G. A. (1994). The social construction of style: Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class as Contested Text. Sociological Quarterly, 35(3), 457-72.  

Grant, B. (2006). Writing in the company of other women: Exceeding the boundaries. Studies in Higher Education, 31(4), 483-95.

Henige, D. (2006). Discouraging verification: Citation practices across the disciplines. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 37(2), 99-118.

Hindman, J. E. (2001). Making writing matter: Using 'the personal' to recover[y] an essential[ist] tension in academic discourse. College English, 64(1), 88-109. 

Hyland, K. (2002). Options of identity in academic writing. ELT Journal: English Language Teachers Journal, 56(4), 351-9.

Lillis, T., & Curry, M. J. (2006). Professional academic writing by multilingual scholars. Written Communication, 23(1), 3-35. 

LeCourt, D. (2006). Performing working-class identity in composition: Toward a pedagogy of textual practice. College English, 69(1), 30-51. 

Morris, Sally & Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, Margaret Reich, The Handbook of Journal Publishing, Cambridge University Press (2013)

Wellington, J., & Torgerson, C. J. (2005). Writing for publication: What counts as a 'high status, eminent academic journal'? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 29(1), 35-48.

Scholarly Communication

Bazerman, C. (1981). What written knowledge does: Three examples of academic discourse. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 1981 11(3), 361-87.

Bazerman, C. (2000). Shaping written knowledge: The genre and activity of the experimental article in science. WAC Clearinghouse Landmark Publications in Writing Studies: Originally published in print, 1988, by University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.

Case, D. O. (2002). Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. London: Academic Press.

Donovan, S. (2008). Publication diversity. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(3), 294. 

Donovan, S. K. (2006). Research journals: Toward uniformity or retaining diversity? Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 37(3), 230-235. 

Henige, D. (2007). Or not: The place of disputation in scholarly communication. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38(3), 134-150. 

Mackenzie Owen, J. (2007). The scientific article in the age of digitization. The Netherlands: Springer.

McNabb, R. (1999). Making all the right moves: Foucault, journals and the authorization of discourse. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 31(1), 20. 

Savage, Jr, W. W. (2007). THE TRANSOM: Articles vs. books: An editor divides the laurels. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38(4), 249-254.

Journal Editing


Bisaillon, J. (2007). Professional editing strategies used by six editors. Written Communication, 24(4), 295-322.

Collier, R. (2009). Medical journal or marketing device? Canadian Medical Association Journal, 181(5), E83-4. 

Feng-Nian, W. (2007). On the innovative spirits of academic journal editors. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38(3), 156-161. 

Feng-Nian, W. (2006). Measures to shorten publication lags for journals in China. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38(1), 41-46. 

García-Merino, T., & Santos-Álvarez, V. (2009). Characterizing the top journals in strategic management: Orientation, style, originality, and readability. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 40(4), 420. 

Ghali, W. A., Cornuz, J., McAlister, F. A., Wasserfallen, J., et al. (2002). Accelerated publication versus usual publication in 2 leading medical journals. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 166(9), 1137-43. 

Gottlieb, L. N., & Clarke, S. P. (2005). Impact factors and the law of unintended consequences. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 37(4), 5-10. 

Hemmings, B., Rushbrook, P., & Smith, E. (2007). Academics' views on publishing refereed works: A content analysis. Higher Education, 54(2), 307-32. 

Hérubel, J. (2008). Acknowledging Clio's lesser children: The importance of journals for historical research and scholarship. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(3), 241. 

Lumsden, D. B. (2000). Jump-starting a journal's paper flow: Fourteen tested, effective methods. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 31(2), 87. 

McGinty, S. (1999). Gatekeepers of knowledge: Journal editors in the sciences and the social sciences. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.

Journal Publishing


Ballor, J. J. (2005). Scholarship at the crossroads: The Journal of Markets & Morality case study. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 36(3), 145-165.

Baptista, A. (2004). Searching and browsing using RDF-encoded metadata: The case of omnipaper. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 317-328.

Boismenu, G., & Beaudry, G. (2004). Scholarly publishing and public service. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 343-58.

Braun, K. (2004). GAP – German Academic Publishers: A network approach to scholarly publishing. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 301-15.

Chan, L. (2004). Supporting and enhancing scholarship in the digital age: The role of Open Access institutional repository. Canadian Journal Of Communication, 29(3), 277-300.

COUNTER Codes of Practice (2008). Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases: The Code of Practice Release 3 August 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2009, from:

Dunn, W. N. (1987). Rethinking the accidental profession. Publishing Research Quarterly, 3(2), 22-7.

Felczak, M., Smith, R., & Lorimer, R. (2008). Online publishing, technical representation, and the politics of code: The case of CJC Online. Canadian Journal of Communication, 33(2), 271-289.

Feng-Nian, W. (2008). Problems and solutions for social science journals at Chinese universities. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(4), 410.

Greco, A. N., Jones, R. F., Wharton, R. M., & Estelami, H. (2007). The changing college and university library market for university press books and journals: 1997-2004. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(1), 1-32. 

Holmes, A. (2004). Publishing trends and practices in the scientific community. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 359-68.

Honey, S. L. (2005). Preservation of electronic scholarly publishing: An analysis of three approaches. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 5(1), 59–75.

Houghton, J. (2005). Economics of publishing and the future of scholarly communication. In G. E. Gorman & F. Rowland (Eds.), Scholarly publishing in an electronic era (pp. 165–188). London: Facet Publishing.

Jensen, M. (2007). Authority 3.0: Friend or foe to scholars? Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(1), 33-43. 

Kealey, G. S. (1988). The marketing of scholarly journals in Canada. In P. Demers (Ed.), Scholarly publishing in Canada: Evolving present, uncertain future (pp. 117–127). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

King, D. W., & Tenopir, C. (1999, October). Evolving journal costs: Implications for publishers, libraries, and readers. Learned Publishing 12(4), 251–258.

Lorimer, R. (2003). Online social science and humanities journal publishing in English-Canada and the SYNERGIES Project. The Serials Librarian, 45(2), 61–86.

Lorimer, R., & Lindsay, A. (2004). Canadian scholarly journals at a technological crossroads. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 253-75.

Lorimer, R. & Maxwell, J. (2007). Canadian social science and humanities online journal publishing, the Synergies project, and the creation and representation of knowledge. Publishing Research Quarterly, 23, 175-93.

Luther, J. (2001). White paper on electronic journal usage statistics. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 6(3).

Nicholas, D., Huntington, P., Jamali, H. R., and Dobrowolski, T. (2007). Characterising and evaluating information seeking behaviour in a digital environment: Spotlight on the 'bouncer'. Information Processing and Management, 43, 1085-1102.

Nicholas, D., Huntington, P., Jamali, H. R., and Watkinson, A. (2006). The information seeking behaviour of the users of digital scholarly journals. Information Processing and Management, 42, 1345-1365.

Page, G., Campbell, R., & Meadows, J. (1997). Journal publishing. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Peek, R. P., & Newby, G. B. (Eds.). (1996). Scholarly publishing: The electronic frontier. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Roth, L. (2007). MLA regional journals: Accountability, innovation. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(1), 44-53. 

Rousseau, R., & Egghe, L. (2003). A general framework for relative impact indicators. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 27(1), 29-48. 

Schroeder, R., & Siegel, G. E. (2006). A cooperative publishing model for sustainable scholarship. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 37(2), 86-98. 

Sherpa Romeo. Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving.

Smart, P., Pearce, C., & Tonukari, J. (2004). E-publishing in developing economies. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 329-41.

Smith, R. (2004). Online scholarly publishing in Canada: Technology and systems for the humanities and social sciences. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 369-80.

Soloman, D. J. (2006, June). Strategies for developing sustainable open access scholarly journals. First Monday, 11 (6).

Stiiwell, C. (2006). 'Beyond reason and vanity?': Some issues in academic journal publication in Library and Information Studies. South African Journal of Library & Information Science, 72(1), 1-11. 

Tenopir, C., & King, D. W. (2000). Towards electronic journals: Realities for scientists, librarians, and publishers. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association.

Willinsky, J. (2006). The access principle: The case for open access to research and scholarship. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Willinsky, J. (2004). Open Access is public access: Helping policymakers read research. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 381-401.

Professional Literature


Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. (2000, November). Current practice in peer review.

Baldwin, C. (2004). What do societies do with their publishing surpluses? ALPSP and Blackwell Survey. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Bittman, M., Lynch, L., & Pauls, N. (2007). Best practices guide to scholarly journal publishing. Vancouver, BC: Canadian Association of Learned Journals.

Brown, D., Stott, E., & Watkinson, A. (2003). Serial publications: Guidelines to good practice in publishing printed and electronic journals, 2nd ed. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Council of Editors of Learned Journals. (2008, May). Best practices for online journal editors.

Council of Editors of Learned Journals. (2007, December) Guidelines for contributors.

Council of Editors of Learned Journals. (2006, November). Getting your articles published: A compendium of tips from CELJ member editors.

Council of Editors of Learned Journals. (2004, October). The contributions of journal editors to the scholarly community.

Cox, J. (2004). An ALPSP report on the impact of aggregated databases on primary journals in the academic library market and a review of publisher practice. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Cox, J., & Cox, L. (2008). Scholarly Publishing Practice 3: Academic journal publishers' policies and practices in online publishing, 3rd ed. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Dryburgh Associates Ltd. (2002). The costs of learned journal and book publishing: A benchmarking study for ALPSP. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Durrant, S. (2008). Long-term preservation. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Hames, I. (2007). Peer review and manuscript management in scientific journals: Guidelines for good practice. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Kaufman-Wills Group. (2005). The facts about Open Access: A study of the financial and non-financial effects of alternative business models for scholarly journals. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Luey, B., & Argersinger, J. L. (2008). A different kind of profession: The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Keynote Address MLA Convention 2006. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 39(2), 93-108. 

Regazzi, J. J., & Aytac, S. (2008). Author-perceived quality characteristics of science, technology and medicine (STM) journals. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Russell, I. (2009). ALPSP survey of librarians: Responding to the credit crunch - what now for librarians and libraries? Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Swan, A., & Brown, S. (2002). Authors and electronic publishing. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Swan, A., & Brown, S. (1999). What authors want: The ALPSP research study on the motivations and concerns of contributors to learned journals. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

SPARC. (2009, September). Income Models for Supporting Open Access.

Vandenberg, P. (2007). Handoff, dropkick, or hail mary pass: Letting go of an academic journal: The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Keynote Address MLA Convention 2005. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38(3), 123-133.

Waltham, M. (2006). How is scholarly communication changing as a result of the Web? Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Ware, M. (2007). A guide to rights and royalties management software. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Ware, M. (2006). ALPSP survey of librarians on factors in journal cancellation. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Ware, M. (2005). Online submission and peer review systems. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Journals and Trade Publications

D-Lib Magazine

First Monday


Information Design Journal

Journal of Electronic Publishing

Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Learned Publishing

Library Journal


Publishers Weekly

Publishing Research Quarterly,,+general/journal/12109

Scholarly and Research Communication

Groups, Organizations, Directories

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP),

Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN),

Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ),

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA),

Public Knowledge Project (PKP),

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC),

Synergies Canada,