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Student Journal Forum 2024 is here!

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The annual Student Journal Forum (SJF) took place online February 20-22, 2024. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Now in its 9th year, this Canada-wide online event was open to everyone but targeted at post-secondary students in Canada who are involved with or considering starting a student journal.

This year’s forum includes lightning talks from Canadian student journal teams and skills-based sessions presented by knowledgeable publishing librarians.

Select presentation materials and skill session recordings will be posted in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can browse through previous SJF pages for select session recordings and slides from past events.

Look forward to seeing you at SJF 2025! 

Code of Conduct

The Student Journal Forum is a community-led project. We value the involvement of everyone. We are committed to creating a friendly and respectful place for learning, teaching, and contributing. All participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. To make clear what is expected, everyone participating is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. 

SJF 2024 Organizers

In 2024, the SJF was held online and jointly organized by individuals from Algoma University's Arthur A. Wishart Library, Carleton University MacOdrum Library, Concordia University of Edmonton Library, Mount Royal University Library, Public Knowledge Project, University of Toronto Libraries, University of Windsor, and Western University Libraries.


  • Emily Carlisle-Johnston, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Western Ontario
  • Kristin Hoffmann, Research & Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Western Ontario


  • Alisdair MacRae, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Technician, Carleton University
  • Alejandra Casas Niño de Rivera, Communications Coordinator, PKP 
  • Famira Racy, Communications Specialist, PKP
  • Deepashika Senaratne, Student, University of Windsor
  • Emily Wilson, Student, University of Toronto
  • Richard Hayman, Associate Professor and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Mount Royal University
  • Sarah Forbes, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Toronto
  • Tracy Spurway, University Librarian, Algoma University
  • Victoria Eke, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Concordia University
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SJF 2024 Sponsors

The Student Journal Forum 2024 is sponsored by:

Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

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PKP is a not-for-profit organization behind the world's widest used open source journal publishing software - Open Journal Systems (OJS). Many student journals use OJS provided by their institutions. 

University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) 

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UTL launched the Student Journal Forum in 2015 and is happy to support its continuous growth and expansion.

Student Journal Grants - Call for applications // Bourses aux revues étudiantes - Appel à candidatures

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Coalition Publica is very pleased to announce a new grant for Canadian student journals, in collaboration with the Student Journal Forum. 


Coalition Publica se réjouit d'annoncer une nouvelle bourse pour les revues étudiantes canadiennes, en collaboration avec le Forum des revues étudiantes. 

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Are you part of the editorial team of an undergraduate or graduate student-run journal interested in developing new skills and developing capacity? Are you planning a specific project—for example, applying to the Directory of Open Access Journals, developing an equity, diversity, and inclusion policy, or implementing accessibility standards on your website—that could benefit from some funding? Consider applying for a Coalition Publica Student Journal Grant

Coalition Publica is an open infrastructure project dedicated to advancing research dissemination and digital scholarly publishing in Canada. We are proud to support undergraduate and graduate student editors in developing their skills and implementing best practices in digital scholarly publishing within their journals.

Vous faites partie de l'équipe éditoriale d'une revue étudiante de premier cycle ou des cycles supérieurs qui cherche à développer de nouvelles compétences et à renforcer ses capacités ? Vous planifiez un projet spécifique – par exemple l'inscription de votre revue au Directory of Open Access Journals, l'élaboration d'une politique sur l'équité, la diversité et l'inclusion ou la mise en œuvre de normes d'accessibilité sur votre site web – qui pourrait bénéficier d'un financement ? Pensez à soumettre votre candidature aux bourses des revues étudiantes de Coalition Publica

Coalition Publica est un projet d'infrastructure ouverte pour la diffusion de la recherche et la publication savante numérique au Canada. Nous nous réjouissons d'aider les équipes éditoriales de premier et de deuxième / troisième cycles à développer leurs compétences et à mettre en place des bonnes pratiques en matière de publication savante numérique au sein de leurs revues.

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Sign up for Forum updates

Join the listserv for student journal editors in Canada to receive news and updates about SJF 2024 and other events for editors. You can also initiate a discussion and make connections with fellow editors via the listserv.

Subscribe to the listserv or contact Sarah Forbes to be added.

Contact Us

Questions about the event? Contact Kristin Hoffmann, Co-Chair of the Student Journal Forum 2024.