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Student Journal Forum 2021

Registration is now open for the 6th annual Student Journal Forum which will take place online from February 16th to 19th, 2021. This event will be paced over four days, with 2-3 short sessions each day. These will include information sessions, panels and networking focused on helping you and your editorial team expand your knowledge of the journal publishing process.

 

When: February 16-19, 2021

Where: Zoom. Login details will be sent to registered attendees

Session slides and recordings: Will be made available soon

 

The event is open to everyone but is being planned for post-secondary students in Canada who are involved with or considering starting a student journal.

Program details

Time Session Presenter / facilitator Description

 

Day 1 - Tuesday, February 16, 2021

10-11am PST

11am-12pm MST

1-2pm EST

2-3pm AST

Journal Show & Tell

Presenters:

The McGill International Review
Charles Lepage

The Meducator (McMaster)
Sophie Zarb
[view slides]

The iJournal (U of Toronto)
Priscilla Carmini
[view slides]

Contingent Horizons (York)
Cameron Butler
[view slides]

Screenwriters' Perspective (U of Toronto)
Bridget Raymundo
[view slides]

McGill Journal of Human Behaviour
Chloe Savignac
[view slides]

Facilitator:

Heather Buchansky, Student Engagement Librarian,
U of Toronto

Learn more about other student journals publications as editors present their work and highlight their successes and challenges. Some topics of discussion will include managing editorial workflow, succession strategies, and journal marketing & outreach.

11-11:45am PST

12-12:45pm MST

2-2:45pm EST

3-3:45pm AST

Networking: Got publishing questions? Ask a professional press!

Presenters:

Amber Dilabbio, Business Analyst, UTPress

Melissa Moreau, Editorial, Design, and Production Coordinator, UTPress

Facilitator:

Jessica Lange, Scholarly Communications Librarian, McGill

Bring your questions for staff at University of Toronto Press! Join Amber Dilabbio, Business Analyst, and Melissa Moreau, Editorial, Design, and Production Coordinator to talk about production workflows, digital projects, data analysis, and metrics.

12-1pm PST

1-2pm MST

3-4pm EST

4-5pm AST

 

 

Journal Editors Panel on Peer Review

Presenters:

Emerging Perspectives - Brit Paris

Global Health: Annual Review - Hunster Yang and Tanya Tewari

Spectrum - Nadiya Zuk

University of Toronto Medical Journal - Eric Plitman and Sheila Yu

Facilitators:

Graeme Slaght, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Outreach Librarian, U of T

Gabriela Mircea, Digital Repository Librarian, McMaster

Join a panel of experienced student editors as they discuss their work managing one of the more challenging aspects of student publishing:  peer review. 

Learn how journal editors:

  • recruit peer reviewers
  • ensure continuity of practices between editorial teams and volunteers
  • provide policies or guidelines to assist their reviewers
  • encourage productive reviews

A series of short presentations will be followed by lots of time for a Q & A, so bring your questions!

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

10-11am PST

11am-12pm MST

1-2pm EST

2-3pm AST

Thinking About Starting or Reviving a Journal?

[view slides]

[session will be recorded]

Presenter:

Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian, U of T

Are you thinking about starting a new journal? Or reviving a publication that has been dormant? Or did you take over editorial responsibilities without much background about the journal?

This session will go over the key building blocks of a journal publication. You will receive a practical and easy to use toolkit to help you plan your journal – from title to editorial team to publishing agreements. 

Bring your questions – we will have time to address those as well.

 

11-11:45am PST

12-12:45pm MST

2-2:45pm EST

3-3:45pm AST

Networking: Journal Sustainability

Facilitator:

Jessica Lange, Scholarly Communications Librarian, McGill

Keeping a student journal going year after year can be tricky. Join other student editors for a casual conversation to discuss the strategies you’ve used, the lessons you’ve learned, and the questions you have about ensuring sustainability for your journal.

12-1pm PST

1-2pm MST

3-4pm EST

4-5pm AST

Project Management 101

[view slides]

[session will be recorded]

Presenter:

Priscilla Carmini, Editor-in-Chief, The iJournal; Graduate Student Library Assistant, U of T

Are you excited to begin your term as an incoming editor-in-chief, but unsure how to manage day-to-day functions of maintaining a journal? This workshop will provide you with the basics for managing your journal, from the people to the paperwork. Some of the topics covered will include project management for issue publication; funding and budgeting basics; and succession planning, to ensure that future editors are well-prepared for their duties after your term as editor-in-chief ends.

 

Day 3 - Thursday, February 18, 2021

10-11am PST

11am-12pm MST

1-2pm EST

2-3pm AST

Plenary: Port in the Storm: Finding a Place in Graduate Student Journals

[session will be recorded]

Presenter:

Melissa Aronczyk, Associate Professor of Media Studies in the School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University

Graduate student journals provide a safe harbor for writing at a critical time in the academic trajectory. In this talk, I connect academic success to the benefits of graduate student support, particularly grad journals.

About the speaker: Melissa Aronczyk is an associate professor in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University.  She grew up in Toronto. You can find out more about her at melissaaronczyk.com

11:30-1pm PST

12:30-2pm MST

2:30-4pm EST

3:30-5pm AST

Journal Accessibility & Typesetting on Word

[session will be recorded]

Presenter:

Tomasz Mrozewski, Digital Publishing Librarian, York U

This session will help electronic journal editors understand and implement best practices in accessibility. We will discuss general principles of accessibility, accessibility standards, and practical methods for making your journal more accessible. There will also be an opportunity to look at basic article typesetting to understand how document structure contributes to accessibility.

 

Day 4 - Friday, February 19, 2021

10-11am PST

11am-12pm MST

1-2pm EST

2-3pm AST

Copyright Basics: from Author Rights to Image Reuse

[session will be recorded]

Presenter:

Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian, UBC

This session will cover the basics of copyright for student academic publishing from both the publisher and author perspective. We will review common copyright concepts and learn how they apply to your journal publishing practices, including considerations for reusing images in articles and different approaches to licensing.

11-11:45am PST

12-12:45pm MST

2-2:45pm EST

3-3:45pm AST

Networking for new editors

Facilitators:

Jessica Lange, Scholarly Communications Librarian, McGill

Christie Hurrell, Director, Lab NEXT, UCalgary

Whether you’re a new journal editor with lots of questions about your role, or a seasoned editor with knowledge to share, join us to share stories, ask questions, and (hopefully) get answers! Two librarians with editorial and publishing program experience will be on hand.

12-1pm PST

1-2pm MST

3-4pm EST

4-5pm AST

Student Journal Toolkit Feedback and Brainstorming Session

Facilitators:

Kate Shuttleworth, Digital Publishing Librarian, SFU

Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian, UBC

Bring your journal publishing expertise, ideas, and lessons-learned and provide your feedback on the Student Journal Toolkit! The Toolkit is designed for new and existing student journals to learn the basics of journal publishing, and to help answer questions that arise.

We need your help to know what information is missing that would be useful; what wording should be updated or changed; and how the Toolkit should be organized. We’ll brainstorm the key information that student journals need to get started, and identify the gaps and opportunities for improvement in the Toolkit. We’ll also discuss other ways that student journals can support one another, perhaps through the creation of an online discussion group or directory.

Participants will be entered to win a gift card for a food delivery service or grocery store available in your area.

 

Forum documents

SJF 2021 organizers

The SJF has previously been hosted annually in person by UofT Libraries. In 2021, the SJF will be run remotely and is jointly organized by McGill University Library, McMaster University Library, Simon Fraser University Library, University of Alberta Library, University of British Columbia Library, University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Toronto Libraries, and York University Libraries.

 

            

             

     

     


Presentations and slides from past events are available in U of T's TSpace repository.

Questions about the event? Contact Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian, U of T.