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Student Journal Forum 2020

University of Toronto Libraries and York University Libraries invite you to our 5th annual Student Journal Forum! Whether you are publishing a journal or thinking about starting one, this event is for you. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!

The event will be filled with sessions and panels focused on helping you and your editorial team expand your knowledge of the journal publishing process. The second half of the day will feature a publishing bootcamp for editorial teams. There will be plenty of opportunities to share your experience, ask for advice, and network.

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 4pm
Place: Blackburn Room, 4th floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto

The event is free and includes lunch and snacks.

Program details:

Time Session Speakers / Topics

9:30 – 9:45

Welcome and opening remarks

9:45 – 10:45

Panel with journal editors

  • Left History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Historical Inquiry and Debate
  • Goose: An Annual Review of Short Fiction
  • University of Toronto Press
  • Osgoode Hall Law Journal
  • University of Toronto Medical Journal

10:45 – 11:00

Break (catered)

11:00 – 12:00  

Table topic discussions

  • Challenges as a new editorial team
  • Managing the editorial workflow
  • Academic integrity and plagiarism
  • Journal marketing and outreach
  • Succession strategies for editorial teams
  • What support would help your publication thrive? 

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (catered)


1:00 – 2:30

Bootcamp for journal editors (part 1)

Slides available online

  • Journal management essentials
  • Content licensing and author contracts

2:30 – 2:45

Break (catered)  

2:45 – 4:00

Bootcamp for journal editors (part 2)

Slides available online

  • Submissions and review
  • Discoverability and marketing

Presentations and slides from past events are available in TSpace repository.

Questions about the event? Contact Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian, UTL