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

ReadCube Discover

CALJ is reminding its members that there is still time to sign up for the free service ReadCube Discover. ReadCube Discover is a free indexing service of Digital Science that uses its “suite of
scholarly tools” to enhance your articles and increase their discoverability. It boasts a usership of 40 million desktop and mobile readers and refers traffic to the full content on a
journal’s website. See for more. The enhancement comes in part via the related services of Digital Science:

CALJ Participation in the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

In September of this year, two CALJ members had an opportunity to attend the annual ALPSP conference in The Netherlands.
Rowland Lorimer, Director of CISP Journals Services and Eugenia Zuroski, Editor Eighteen Century Fiction attended numerous sessions, networked with many other publishers and editors and had discussions with some of vendors of publishing services. They have agreed to provide their trip reports and links to these documents are provided below.

Request for services

The Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) is currently seeking an individual with an ability to work with web software to provide services for the following: creation of a list of recommended vendors for its members to refer to when looking for services related to publishing their journals.


Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group

In 2016 the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) was invited to participate, along with several other organizations, in the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group (CSPWG), led by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) for the purpose of establishing a shared vision, principles and goals that would act as a framework for advanced, robust, sustainable, collaborative models for the Canadian dissemination of the scholarly record.

Journal Impact and Innovation Fund - JIIF

The Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) has developed a proposal for the creation of a national fund (Journal Impact and Innovation Fund-JIIF / Sondage sur le Fonds d’innovation et l’impact des revues-FIIR) that it is circulating for comment and discussion. By means of this notice, CALJ is reaching out to members for feedback to gain support for and strengthen the proposal.

Student Scholarships to 2017 CALJ Annual Conference

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.

Applicants should send a brief reply outlining their interest in attending.

Scholarship covers Congress Registration, and CALJ Conference registration (Breakfast and Lunch both days are included). 


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