Category Archives: New journals

Editors from Journal of Informetrics resign

Nature | January 14, 2019 | Dalmeet Singh Chawla

The editorial board of an influential scientometrics journal — the Journal of Informetrics — has resigned in protest over the open-access policies of its publisher, Elsevier, and launched a competing publication.

The board told Nature that given the journal’s subject matter — the assessment and dissemination of science — it felt it needed to be at the forefront of open publishing practices, which it says includes making bibliographic references freely available for analysis and reuse, and being open access and owned by the community.

The Board members also asked Elsevier to reduce the current articles processing fee (US 1,800, plus tax) to something more appropriate. Elsevier declined to meet these demands and the editorial board for the journal resigned. With independent funding, the researchers set up a new free open access journal called Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) with MIT Press instead–see

International Journal of Indigenous Health – New Issue (Vol. 11)

IJIHThe International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) and BC First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are pleased to announce the publication of IJIH Vol. 11 No. 1, which includes exceptional papers in such areas as community-based traditional healing and knowledge sharing, the role of Elders in wellness and learning, First Nation community-based palliative care, Indigenous youth leadership, and Inuit youth mental health intervention.

IJIH is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal that shares innovative health research across disciplines, Indigenous communities, and countries. It seeks to bring knowledge from diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies, and epistemology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome From the First Nations Health Authority
Joe Gallagher
PDF 1-2
Editorial: Wellness-Based Indigenous Health Research and Promising Practices
Charlotte Loppie, Amanda Ward, Namaste Marsden
PDF 3-5

Research Papers

Feasting for Change: Reconnecting with Food, Place & Culture
Jen Bagelman, Fiona Deveraux, Raven Hartley
PDF 6-17
Mâmawoh Kamâtowin, “Coming together to help each other in wellness”: Honouring Indigenous Nursing Knowledge
R. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, Brenda L. Cameron, Malcolm King, Cora Weber Pillwax
PDF 18-33
Promoting Culturally Respectful Cancer Education Through Digital Storytelling
Melany Cueva, Regina Kuhnley, Anne Lanier, Mark Dignan, Laura Revels, Nancy E. Schoenberg, Katie Cueva
PDF 34-49
Coming Home to Die: Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Develops Community-Based Palliative Care
Verna Fruch, Lori Monture, Holly Prince, Mary Lou Kelley
PDF 50-74
Using Photovoice to Understand Intergenerational Influences on Health and Well-Being in a Southern Labrador Inuit Community
Chelsea Gabel, Jessica Pace, Chaneesa Ryan
PDF 75-91
The Eight Ujarait (Rocks) Model: Supporting Inuit Adolescent Mental Health With an Intervention Model Based on Inuit Ways of Knowing
Gwen Katheryn Healey, Jennifer Noah, Ceporah Mearns
PDF 92-110
Sharing Our Wisdom: A Holistic Aboriginal Health Initiative
Teresa Howell, Monique Auger, Tonya Gomes, Francis Lee Brown, Alannah Young Leon
PDF 111-132
“When you follow your heart, you provide that path for others”: Indigenous Models of Youth Leadership in HIV Prevention
Renee Monchalin, Sarah Flicker, Ciann Wilson, Tracey Prentice, Vanessa Oliver, Randy Jackson, June Larkin, Claudia Mitchell, Jean-Paul Restoule, Native Youth Sexual Health Network
PDF 135-158
Sexy Health Carnival on the Powwow Trail: HIV Prevention by and for Indigenous Youth
Renee Monchalin, Alexa Lesperance, Sarah Flicker, Carmen Logie, Native Youth Sexual Health Network
PDF 159-176
Positive Leadership, Legacy, Lifestyles, Attitudes, and Activities for Aboriginal Youth: A Wise Practices Approach for Positive Aboriginal Youth Futures
Pammla M. Petrucka, Deanna Bickford, Sandra Bassendowski, Wayne Goodwill, Connie Wajunta, Beverly Yuzicappi, Leanne Yuzicappi, Paul Hackett, Bonnie Jeffery, Margaret Rauliuk
PDF 177-197
The Impact of Historical and Current Loss on Chronic Illness: Perceptions of Crow (Apsáalooke) People
Sloane Florence Deanna Real Bird, Suzanne Held, Alma McCormick, John Hallett, Christine Martin, Coleen Trottier
PDF 198-210
Our Way of Life: Importance of Indigenous Culture and Tradition to Physical Activity Practices
Keren Tang, Community Wellness Program, Cynthia G. Jardine
PDF 211-227
Gimiigiwemin: Putting Knowledge Translation Into Practice With Anishinaabe Communities
Joshua Kane Tobias, Chantelle Richmond
PDF 228-243
Towards an Aboriginal Knowledge Place: Cultural Practices as a Pathway to Wellness in the Context of a Tertiary Hospital
Alasdair Vance, Janet McGaw, Jo Winther, Moira Rayner
PDF 244-261
Kiskenimisowin (self-knowledge): Co-researching Wellbeing With Canadian First Nations Youth Through Participatory Visual Methods
Janice Victor, Warren Linds, Jo-Ann Episkenew, Linda Goulet, Dustin Benjoe, Dustin Brass, Mamata Pandey, Karen Schmidt
PDF 262-278


FACETS – Canadian OA multidisciplinary science journal

Ivan Seminiuk | Globe and mail | April 12, 2016

Canadian scientists have a new outlet for their research and it’s homegrown.

On Tuesday, Canadian Science Publishing – an organization born out of the downsizing of the National Research Council – officially launches FACETS, an online multidisciplinary journal that is Canada’s most ambitious effort yet to carve a niche in the burgeoning world of open access science.

… FACETS will charge a fee of $1,350 for each paper it publishes, a few hundred dollars less than the cost of publishing in PLOS ONE, the world’s leading open access journal, which uses a similar model.

FACETS will also publish opinion pieces and articles on science policy, he added, providing a forum that could lead to a more public airing of issues related to science in Canada and its interaction with government and politics.

For more see:

Roundtable discussion with Journal Editors at UVic

Date & Time: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: William Mearns Centre for Learning, Room 210

Abstract: A roundtable discussion for current editors of scholarly journals published at UVic to share publishing experiences, journal configurations, peer-review process, layout, copyright, self-sustaining practices, copy editing, marketing, etc.

Please email Inba Kehoe at: ikehoe at to let her know you are attending.

The Corvette – new UVic undergraduate history journal

Come get your copy of the inaugural issue of The Corvette at the THUGS Year End Social. Free event, food, door prizes, journal presentations, MVP award. 7pm, April 4, Grad House Restaurant, UVic.

Online Issue:

Interview with CBC’s Jo-Ann Roberts:

The editors – Hannah and Ben – talk about the reason for creating the undergraduate journal, why benefits for undergrads to learn about publishing and the future of the journal.

Predatory Online Journals

The Chronicle |March 12, 2012 | Michael Stratford

“Amy L. Reynolds, an associate dean at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, had never heard of the Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism when she first received an e-mail soliciting submissions for it. But she took a quick look at the journal’s Web site, recognized some friends and colleagues on its editorial board, and sent a note about the publishing opportunity to all of her school’s graduate students.

That’s a decision Ms. Reynolds says she now regrets. Several weeks later, she was shocked to learn that one of her doctoral students had submitted research to the journal and received an $1,800 invoice in return. Even though the student refused to pay the fee and withdrew the paper, the journal published it. To make matters worse, the version that was posted online contained several mistakes, including a formatting error that made it appear the student had plagiarized someone else’s work.”

For more see:

List of Jeff Beall’s Predatory Publishers & Journals:

Autism’s Own – New UVic OA journal

June 19, 2012

UVic has a new Open Access journal called Austism’s Own. Autism’s Own is an international peer-reviewed journal providing content written completely by persons with autism about the theme of autism. Autism’s Own is dedicated to fostering autism culture through creative works.The first issue will be publsihed this fall.