Western Journal Day

Are you interested in establishing an open access journal, but aren’t sure where to start?
Western Libraries invites you to:

Western Journal Day

Friday, March 31
11:30-2:30
Teaching Support Centre
First floor, Weldon Library

This event will be an opportunity for new, experienced, and prospective editors of Western journals to come together to share experiences and learn more about the benefits of hosting journals on Western’s institutional repository, Scholarship@Western.

The platform is currently home to 30 open access journals, and all content is indexed through Google as well as Google Scholar, making it easy to find. Additionally, the platform helps to streamline the editorial process and provides editors with monthly download reports, which demonstrate the global impact of open access publications.

The registration form is available at the following link: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/journalday/register.html. Although the event is free to attend, please note that space is limited.

Western Journal Day will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Jerry White, Professor of Sociology and Editor-in-Chief of The International Indigenous Policy Journal. A panel discussion on open access publishing will follow, featuring Dr. Ken Meadows (Managing Editor of The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning), Sean Lewis (Editor-in-Chief of The Western Journal of Legal Studies), and Kelly Hatch (Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Allyn & Betty Taylor Library).

The full schedule is available on Scholarship@Western. Please note that lunch will not be provided; however, attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and connect with each other during the break.

Western Journal Day is open to all members of the Western community.

 photo credit: inefekt69 Gnarly Tree and the Milky Way – Cataby, Western Australia via photopin (license)

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen

Staff, 2015 Fall

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