Effective Social Media Strategies for Journals Webinar – January 16, 2019

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 as soon as possible as space is limited.

Scholarly and Research Communication Journal Innovation Awards

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.

SRC-Innovation Award

Canadian scholarly journals are invited to submit an application for the 2018 inaugural Scholarly and Research Communication* Innovation Award.

The intent of the SRC-Innovation Award is to recognize and publicize new Canadian scholarly journal communication initiatives that are designed to increase the influence of a journal among readers and are noted by peers as significant. More generally, the Award is intended to underline the creative and innovative contributions that scholarly journals make to effective and inspired scholarly communication.

Student Scholarships to 2018 CALJ Annual Conference

Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) is pleased to offer 2 student scholarships to this year’s Annual Conference. Students interested should be involved in journal publishing or a related field of study.

Scholarship covers Congress Registration and CALJ Conference registration (Breakfast and Lunch both days are included). Dead line to apply is Friday April 28, 2018.

Applicants should send a brief reply outlining their interest in attending.
Please apply by email –

Readership Analytics Project -- Excellent News

Many of you will know from previous posts to the CALJ listserv that CALJ applied to the Department of Canadian Heritage — Canada Periodical Program — for funds to develop an analytics package that would provide each journal with a set of measures of their readership that is easy to understand and can be shared with others  i.e., who reads what articles, from what source (your website, an aggregator), where the reader is located, when the reading took place, and what was read (title and abstract, pdf, html).

REMINDER | An Important and Urgent Update on the Future of SSHRC Funding of Journals


Subject: An Important and Urgent Update on the Future of SSHRC Funding of Journals

The CALJ Executive is very concerned with recent proposed SSHRC changes to the journal funding program. We urge our members to carefully review this update. 

In July 2017, SSHRC formed an Advisory Committee to review the Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) funding opportunity. Members of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) Board of Directors (BOD) were invited to participate in an Advisory Committee.

Concerns over SSHRC changes to the Aid to Scholarly Program

After reviewing the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) proposed changes to the Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) program the Board of Directors of CALJ has written to the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, who is responsibility of SSHRC. It is felt that if implemented the recommendations will significantly impact the sustainability of many of our most successful journals

The Letter


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