October 26, 2021

Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group Releases Final Report

From CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries):

2017-07-05_11-56-08After ten months of assessing the current landscape, discussing the future options from different perspectives to seek common ground, and several weeks of collaborative writing, the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group is pleased to present its final report. It presents a model framework for setting Canadian scholarly publishing on a path towards sustainability. Due to the heterogeneity of the landscape, this proposed framework brings together several interrelated initiatives in the areas of monographs, journals, and new scholarly forms.

The Working Group identified key principles to guide future efforts towards sustainable Canadian scholarly publishing:

  • Accountable to the academy
  • Supporting openness
  • Supporting high-quality publishing practices
  • Well-informed authors
  • Rich Canadian publishing opportunities
  • Building on strength

Direct to Full Text Report (26 pages; PDF)

Along with the publication announcement from CARL, two other working group member organizations have posted announcements:

All Working Group Member Organizations

  • Association of Canadian University Presses
  • Canadian Association of Learned Journals
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries
  • Canadian Research Knowledge Network
  • Érudit Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ontario Council of University Libraries
  • Public Knowledge Project
  • Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Universities Canada

Previously Released Materials From Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group:

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