Taking the Plunge: The Canadian Journal of Sociology from paper to electronic publishing

Kevin D. Haggerty, University of Alberta; Laura C. Botsford, University of Alberta

Abstract


As one of the oldest sociology journals in Canada, the Canadian Journal of Sociology has moved from paper submissions; reviews; and publication to submissions on disk; e-mail reviews; and paper publication, to the Open Journal System. In each case, it has been one of the earlier Canadian adopters of new technology and forward thinking. This paper outlines how much academic journal publishing has changed in the last 30 years and provides some insight into lessons learned along the way. The emphasis is on the CJS experience with Open Journal Systems and the value of Open Access Publishing more generally.


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