Category Archives: Journals

Astronomical Society and undergraduate research

January 2020

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series has published its first Compendium of Undergraduate Research in Astronomy and Space Physics. The papers will be published electronically as they are published throughout the year. They will also be open access!

2020 Compendium Table of Contents:


Can. Medical Assoc. Journal goes Open Acess

Brian Owens | Jan. 14, 2020

The Canadian Medical Association Journal content is now freely available online. The older issues will become available on March 1, 2020!

Dr. Andreas Laupacis, editor-in-chief of the journal, says providing immediate free access to content will make the journal more relevant to discussions about improving Canada’s healthcare system.

For more information see:



Pathways to Scholarship Workshop

Updated January 24, 2020 | UVic Libraries

UVic Libraries is offering a *** NEW *** Pathways to Scholarship Workshop Series. It was created to provide institutional and mentoring support to promote the academic success of our scholars (particularly, but not exclusively, students, early career faculty, and post-docs).

Choosing your journal

Think of your journal selection as finding the right community in which to start a conversation about your research. In this session you will learn how to evaluate journals for scope, access, and impact to identify the most appropriate venue to share your scholarship.

Date and Time: January 22, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Deceptive publishing

Publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals remains a prime goal for academics because it is tied to promotion, tenure, and is important for your evaluation. In this session you’ll learn about the characteristics of predatory publishers and through a hands-on activity, you’ll learn how to spot predatory journals.

Date and Time: February 5, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Navigating your Publishing Agreement

Copyright balances the authors rights to their work and the users right to use the work for the purposes of education, research, private study, criticism, review, parody, and satire. In the workshop you will learn, through hands-on activities, about the important aspects of a publication agreement and strategies for protecting your intellectual property and education re-use rights.

Date and Time: February 26, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Introduction to Data Management Plans

Aimed at grad student and faculty researchers, this workshop reviews the key components of a data management plan and offers guidance on how to improve the management of your research data for long-term use and preservation. In this hands-on session, participants will have the opportunity to create their own data management plan using the online DMP Assistant platform.

Register: February 28, 2020 between noon and 1:30 p.m.
Register: April 2, 2020 between noon and 1:30 p.m.


Please let us know if you like to integrate any of these workshops into your course curriculum.
Connect with your subject librarian to schedule a similar workshop.

Royal Society of Canada elects four UVic researchers

September 10, 2019 | UVic News

The University of Victoria’s Copyright and Scholarly Communications department congratulates four UVic researchers for their recent election to the Royal Society of Canada.

‘Professors Robert Gifford (psychology and environmental studies) and James Tanaka (psychology) are elected new fellows, while Rachel Cleves (history) and Chris Darimont (geography) join as new members to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.’

Both James Tanaka and Chris Darimont have open access objects (video, poster & articles) that can be accessed in UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace. Check out their work in UVicSpace by following the links here, here (Tanaka) and here (Darimont).


Interested in adding your work to UVicSpace? Follow this link to get started.

Creating a Sustainable Future Through Clean Energy

July 8, 2019 | UVic News

The UVic Copyright and Scholarly Communications office would like to congratulate Dr. Zuomin Dong on his recent UVicNews article that highlights his important work …

‘Dong’s research, which will reduce the environmental impact and costs of marine traffic, is funded in part by a million-dollar donation by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan. That funding supports the team’s [UVic’s Clean Transportation Research Team] development of the enabling technology and integrated modelling tools to transition marine vessels to optimized hybrid natural-gas / electric and pure electric propulsion systems.’

We invite you to visit UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace to view his open access papers.

Congratulations to Dr. Dong and UVic’s Clean Transportation Research Team!

Expert Q&A on sexually transmitted infections in Canada and beyond

July 9, 2019 | UVic News

‘University of Victoria microbiologist Caroline Cameron … [is] Recognized internationally for her research on sexually transmitted infections, the Cameron Lab is one of only a few labs in the world, and the only lab in Canada, that is working to understand the basic science of the pathogen that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum.

Recently, Cameron was recognized with a LifeSciences BC award for her work successfully advancing health outcomes in BC, while at the global stage, Cameron has been recognized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with a MERIT Award celebrating an outstanding record of achievement and acknowledging the promise of her research.’

Please follow the UVicNews link above to read the full Q&A session with Caroline Cameron and visit our institutional repository to read some of Caroline Cameron’s important open access (OA) articles in UVicSpace.

Google Features UVic Project in Latest Launch

August 9, 2019 | UVic News

‘…a new Google project is highlighting an initiative led by UVic anthropologist Brian Thom and Indigenous languages teacher yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation).

The “Celebrating Indigenous languages” Google Earth Voyager project is a curated set of high-quality stories published through Google Earth. It is available in 10 languages internationally and encompasses 55 Indigenous languages in 27 countries from Australia, India, Ecuador and Chile to Cameroon, Pakistan, Turkey and Finland.

And, thanks to yutustanaat, the new tool includes words, phrases, a proverb and songs in the Hul’q’umi’num’ language, as spoken by yutustanaat (pronounced “Yah-TUS-tuh-naught”).’

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office encourage you to explore this dynamic resource and to further read more of Brian Thom’s important work by visiting UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.