Journal Hosting and Publishing-

The University of Alberta Libraries provides significant support to over 30 Canadian open access journals through our no-fee hosting service. We provide web hosting for journals using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) publishing software and provide several value-added services, including:

  • OJS software hosting, updates and maintenance
  • Article-level DOI creation and CrossRef registration through the EZID service
  • LOCKSS archival preservation through COPPUL and PKP PLNs
  • Inclusion with the University of Alberta and NEOS library systems, and the EBSCO knowledge base
  • Referrals and assistance to journal managers and editors with journal set-up, management, and discovery of their content

For more information, see the related Memorandum of Understanding and contact Sonya Betz, Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian, to discuss whether our service is the right match for your journal.

Our Journals

+ Aboriginal Policy Studies

Aboriginal Policy Studies is an online, peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary journal that, on a bi-annual basis, publishes original, scholarly, and policy relevant research on issues relevant to Métis, non-status Indians and urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

La revue Études des politiques des Autochtones est une publication en ligne pluridisciplinaire et évaluée par les pairs qui, deux fois par année, publie des recherches originales, érudites et relatives à la politique sur des sujets touchant les Métis, les Indiens non inscrits et les peuples autochtones vivants en milieu urbain au Canada.

+ The Agora: Political Science Undergraduate Journal

The Agora: Political Science Undergraduate Journal is an online peer reviewed journal that publishes scholarly work done by undergraduates in the field of political science. We have two objectives: to give undergraduate students a chance to have their scholarly work published and recognized and to involve students in the process of peer-review.

+ Alberta Academic Review

The Alberta Academic Review (AAR) seeks to publish interdisciplinary work from all academic fields. The AAR's focus is on publishing high-quality, thought-provoking, well-researched work to both provoke and inform a general academic audience.

+ Alberta Law Review

The Alberta Law Review (ALR) is a student-run publication whose primary purpose is to enhance discourse on Canadian legal issues. Founded in 1955, the ALR is published by the Alberta Law Review Society, an organization consisting of law students at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. Built upon the hard work of student editors at both law faculties, the ALR is published every quarter and has roughly 1,000 pages per volume.

+ Alternative Francophone

Alternative Francophone endeavours to rethink the concept of francophonie according to the following principles: 1) to envision French as a minor language as opposed to a universal or an exceptional language; 2) to promote fruitful exchanges between francophonies; 3) to develop a francophone postcolonialism; 4) to explore the many cultural and identity configurations produced in the francophone context; 5) to implement a francophonie of resistance in reaction to linguistic and cultural totalitarianisms of any kind.

+ Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal

Art/Research International is a forum dedicated to exploring and advancing art as and/or within the research process across disciplines and internationally. It offers a space for art/research practitioners: to draw on working examples to discuss challenges, best practices, ethical quandaries, and new directions for the practice of bringing art and research processes together; to discuss and explore methodological ambitions and theoretical or philosophical underpinnings and issues of art/research practices; and to provide insights and critiques of art/research projects of other art/research practitioners - to showcase, support, and comment on the practical work taking place in the field.

+ Canadian Journal of Family and Youth

The Canadian Journal of Family and Youth (CJFY), published once a year is a fully refereed interdisciplinary journal. Responding to the diversification of scholarly interests and regional concerns, the journal will be an outlet for Canadian and comparative scholarship on the changing dynamics of the family and the social situation of youth.

+ Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process. Manuscripts may be submitted either in English or in French.

+ Canadian Journal of Sociology

The Canadian Journal of Sociology publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research articles and innovative theoretical essays by social scientists from around the world, providing insight into the issues facing Canadian society as well as social and cultural systems in other countries. The journal also features a lively debate/commentary section encouraging the intensive exchange of ideas, along with regular sections such as “Notes on Society” that address topical issues of the day from a social science point of view and “Notes on the Discipline” designed to discuss a variety of issues encountered in the course of the sociological analysis of modern society. Each issue of the journal also has a comprehensive book review section.

+ Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education

The Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education was published from 1995-2016 with two primary objectives. The first was to advance and disseminate knowledge by publishing analytical and research papers, reports, reviews, and commentaries of value to professional practice in continuing education in general, and university continuing education in particular. The second was to encourage dialogue about continuing education within and among relevant professional and academic communities. [this title is ARCHIVED: Continues as Journal of Professional Continuing and Online Education]

+ Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

The CRCL provides a forum for scholars engaged in the study of literature from both an international and an interdisciplinary point of view. The editors define comparative literature in its broadest sense. The journal publishes articles on the international history of literature, theory of literature, methods of literary scholarship, and the relation of literature with other areas of human expression.

+ Canadian Studies in Population

Canadian Studies in Population has a broad interest in substantive and technical demography and related fields of study. While Canadian Studies in Population will continue to emphasize Canadian content, the editorial board encourages manuscript submissions from all sectors of the international community.

+ Compass

Compass is published annually as collaboration between the Association of Graduate Anthropology Students (AGAS) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Formerly Diversipede, our student-run publication allows undergraduate and graduate students to share their work and ideas, creating a platform for discussion and knowledge. Submissions consist of original ongoing research, reviews of current anthropological issues, and anything related to an anthropological interest from any of the sub-fields. We welcome multi-media projects that may include audiovisual components, GIS or other 3D modelling, in addition to more traditional print materials.

+ Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education

Complicity is an open access (free to all readers), peer-reviewed journal that publishes original articles on all aspects of education that are informed by the idea of complexity (in its technical, applied, philosophical, theoretical, or narrative manifestations). The journal strives to serve as a forum for both theoretical and practical contributions and to facilitate the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view related to complexity in education.

+ Constellations

Constellations is the University of Alberta's longest running student-run, student-written, and student reviewed academic journal. We strive to provide a forum for young historians and clasissists to engage in the peer-review process and gain experience in the world of academic publishing. Constellations publishes premier work and research from all faculties that takes a historiographical approach to its topic of interest.

+ Constitutional Forum / Forum constitutionnel

The Constitutional Forum / Forum Constitutionnel provides an important opportunity for interdisciplinary debate and dialogue on constitutional issues. Articles are generally short with insightful commentary on current topics of Canadian and international constitutional importance.

+ Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry

Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry is an independent, bi-yearly, refereed educational journal that publishes essays, research notes, and book reviews pertaining to the wide and increasingly important intersections of culture, education and the general categories of social and ecological well-being.

+ Deakin Review of Children's Literature

The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature is an electronic quarterly review of contemporary English-language materials of interest to children and young adults. Of particular use to librarians, parents, teachers and anyone working with young people, we also publish news relevant to children’s literacy.

+ East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies

East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies is an open access, scholarly, peer-reviewed, online journal, based at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

+ Éducation francophone en milieu minoritaire

La revue virtuelle Éducation francophone en milieu minoritaire vise la diffusion des résultats des travaux de recherche et de réflexion critique sur tous les aspects de l'éducation francophone en milieu minoritaire au Canada et à travers le monde. Elle accepte des textes de chercheurs universitaires et d'étudiants de maîtrise et de doctorat. Elle peut accepter des textes d'auteurs qui oeuvrent dans des milieux autres qu'universitaires si ces textes démontrent une expertise appropriée.

+ ESC: English Studies in Canada

The mandate of ESC is "to reflect the discipline back to itself." The journal publishes articles that make a clear and original contribution to scholarly and theoretical debates of current interest and ongoing significance to members of the discipline of English Studies, as well as related fields of inquiry. ESC welcomes submissions on literature, language, culture, and theory. We are particularly interested in contributions that adopt an interdisciplinary approach or reflect the turn to cultural studies, submissions which make excellent and rigorous use of more traditional scholarly methodologies, and submissions which address emergent areas of the discipline. ESC’s goal is to be a venue of first-choice for publication and internationally recognized as one of the leading journals in the discipline of English Studies.

+ Eureka

Eureka is a student-founded and student-run initiative whose mission is to promote the world class undergraduate research done in the faculty of science. This journal offers undergraduate scientists the unique opportunity to share their discoveries with the scientific world, while learning the peer review process. Most undergraduate students do not get to experience the publication process as part of their scientific education. Eureka is an educational institution, with a diverse team of reviewers from many scientific backgrounds. Through clear, effective scientific writing students will be able to work together with faculty members to promote University of Alberta science.

+ Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

EBLIP is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published quarterly, hosted by the University of Alberta Learning Services, and supported by an international team of editorial advisors. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.

+ Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada: Conference Proceedings

FUSAC/ACEFO, a Canadian scholarly organization, aims to promote the advancement of all aspects of Finno-Ugric studies in Canada: anthropology, archaeology, economics, ethnic studies, folklore, history, linguistics, literature, migration, music, political science, sociology, and other disciplines.

+ Fonds d'Archives

Fonds d’Archives is an online, open access, scholarly journal published by the Archives Society of Alberta.. The journal is devoted to the archives profession and explores all aspects of archival practice, including but not limited to appraisal, arrangement, description, access, outreach and preservation. Fonds d'Archives is particularly focused on archival issues from practical, working-level perspectives or theoretical explorations with demonstrated praxis.

+ History of Science in South Asia

An Open Access journal for the history of all forms of scientific thought and action, ancient and modern, in all regions of South Asia.

+ Imaginations [Archives]

Imaginations is a multilingual, open-access journal of international visual cultural studies

+ International Journal of Qualitative Methods [Archives]

The International Journal of Qualitative Methods is the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open access journal of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) at the University of Alberta, Canada. The journal was established in 2002 as an eclectic and international forum for papers reporting original methodological insights, study design innovations, and funded-project proposals using qualitative or mixed methods research that are useful to the global research community. IJQM is now published by SAGE on behalf of IIQM.

+ Invoke

Invoke is an undergraduate Sociology journal. The focus and scope of the journal comprises anything sociological, that is presenting scholarly research with a sociological perspective. This does not completely exclude perspectives of other disciplines; sociology is a very broad and overlapping field and submissions with overlapping perspectives will be accepted.

+ Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association

JCHLA/JABSC is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published triannually. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to share research and information related to health sciences librarianship.

+ Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education

JCHLA/JABSC is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published triannually. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to share research and information related to health sciences librarianship.

+ Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal established in 1996 to foster scholarly research on the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Israel’s History and cognate fields of studies. [Please note that this site is for archival purposes only. Please process to the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures offical site.]

+ Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (JPPS), the first OPEN ACCESS in the field established in 1998, is the official journal of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS). JPPS is a broad-spectrum, peer-reviewed, international pharmaceutical journal circulated electronically via the World Wide Web. Articles are published with no page charge.

+ Journal of Professional Continuing and Online Education

JPCOE is an open access refereed academic and professional journal that uses a continuous publication model. Its readers include scholars, program planners, instructional designers, facilitators, instructors, senior university administrators, and others involved in online, professional and continuing education. Although funded and supported by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, publications by international authors are welcomed. Articles that work within a broad understanding of diverse learners are of particular interest. Papers may focus on learning for credit as well as non-credit learning. Other papers targeting employment needs, online learning, community education, community engagement, personal development, and professional development are also of interest.

+ Language and Literacy

Language & Literacy (L&L) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC) of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). L&L is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes research related to literacy and language education from pre-school to adulthood.

+ The Lyceum

The Lyceum is an undergraduate academic journal/digest focused on political debate from all views of the spectrum. An interdisciplinary journal, the Lyceum will feature full academic articles in addition to brief, precise written debates concerning the topics of the day most critical to the times and to their importance in furthering political awareness on the U of A campus.

+ Multilingual Discourses

Multilingual Discourses is a peer-reviewed journal established in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies to support a multidisciplinary research exchange amongst graduate students in different areas such as cultural studies, linguistics, literature, translation and more. Our vision includes encouraging academic growth of graduate research within and outside the university and seeking out innovative and vibrant points of view that explore the relationships and points of intersection amongst different aspects of culture and language. Although publications from academics of all backgrounds are highly appreciated, we see the graduate research community as our main audience and invite works that address and share its interests.

+ Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect is the journal of the History and Classics Graduate Students' Association (HCGSA) at the University of Alberta. Edited by studens and funded by the HCGSA and the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, it is an annual publication.

+ Phenomenology and Practice

Phenomenology & Practice is a refereed, human science journal dedicated to the study of the lived experience of a broad range of human practices.

+ Phenomenology + Pedagogy

+ Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes du congrès annuel de l'ACSI

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science / Actes du congrès annuel de l’association canadienne des sciences de l’information.

+ Socialist Studies

Socialist Studies/Études socialistes is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and open-access journal with a focus on describing and analysing social, economic and/or political injustice, and practices of struggle, transformation, and liberation.

+ Spaces Between

Spaces Between is a student-run, student-written, peer reviewed undergraduate journal. This publication is a forum for undergraduate students to publish their work in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as feminist research and writing within other disciplines. Spaces Between is wide in scope: we welcome research and writing that critically engages with gender, sexuality, race, class, (dis)ability, nation, imperialism, (de)colonization, and globalization.

+ Spectrum

Spectrum is a student run, collaborative undergraduate research journal that is committed to producing thought-provoking, insightful and dynamic interdisciplinary content. Through this journal, we strive to represent the individual perspectives of our writers, and authentically communicate both their academic and creative works to our readers. We seek to create an open-minded journal with a focus on connecting our readers with all areas of study and new methods of inquiry, from the liberal arts to the natural sciences.

+ TranscUlturAl

TranscUlturAl seeks to contribute to the dialogue between cultures and languages by publishing essays, translations and creative pieces that examine interrelationships between translations and cultures, past and present, in global and local contexts. This includes work that ventures beyond dominant geolinguistic and geocultural spaces, in particular those officially defined as either monolingual or bilingual.

+ Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology

Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology accepts manuscripts detailing anatomical or broader morphological studies on fossil and living vertebrates. Manuscripts describing new species, functional morphology, or phylogenetic analyses using morphological characters are welcome.