The University of Victoria provides an online journal hosting service using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software. If you are a member of the University of Victoria community and are interested in using the OJS system and our hosting service for publishing your online journal, please contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian.
Information on the hosting service:
- Memorandum of Understanding for UVic Journals
- Memorandum of Understanding for Non-Affiliated Journals
- Please contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian if you require any other services.
Tutorials for setting up your journal:
- Online Tutorials
- OJS Online Guide
- Customizing your Journal
- Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (DOAJ)
Other important pieces for setup:
- Applying for an ISSN
- Advice for peer reviewers (Dr. Laurie Waye, Director, Writing Centre, UVic)
- How to peer review - sample statement from Arbutus Review
- Journal publishing tag set
- Publishing agreements - Creative Commons License
- Student Publishing Agreement (.docx)
- Faculty/Researcher Publishing Agreement
- Full journal issue template (.doc)
- Sample journal cover template(.doc)
- Spine forumula: x=a+by
- x= spine width
- a= cover thickness (0.327")
- b= paper thickness (0.0019")
- y= number of sheets of paper in book block
Any opinions or views expressed in the journals hosted on this website (http://journals.uvic.ca) are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of UVic or UVic Libraries.
Copyright Officer and Scholarly Communications Librarian
University of Victoria Libraries
The Albatross is an undergraduate, peer-reviewed, academic journal that publishes the exceptional undergraduate scholarship of students at the University of Victoria in the fields of literary analysis, critical theory, and cultural studies. The first issue was launched in March 2011.
All previous volumes are archived.
Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies (ADCS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to the study of new and emerging perspectives in anarchist thought and practice from or through a cultural studies perspective. The interdisciplinary focus of the journal presumes an analysis of a broad range of cultural phenomena, the development of diverse methodological traditions, as well as the investigation of both macro-structural issues and the micro-logical practices of everyday life. ADCS is an attempt to bring anarchist thought into contact with innumerable points of connection.
Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform is a double-blind, peer-reviewed law journal published through the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada).
Appeal publishes articles, case commentaries, and book reviews that offer insightful commentary on Canadian and comparative law. This law journal also promotes legal scholarship in its political, philosophical, and social contexts. Appeal is student-run, and its Editorial Board aims to publish primarily student compositions.
For more information, go to appeal.law.uvic.ca
Volume 23 (2018) of Appeal was released in March 2018. The journal is published electronically through this website, HeinOnline, CanLII, and LexisNexis QuickLaw.
Print subscriptions are available for $20. To subscribe to Appeal, email the Editorial Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arbutus Review is an annual peer-reviewed compilation of outstanding research papers/articles submitted by undergraduate students from all disciplines at the University of Victoria. It provides a forum for the best researchers to showcase their work to their fellow students, the campus community, high schools, funding agencies and corporations/organizations about the strength of student researchers.
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
ARTiculate is a peer-reviewed graduate student journal of art history published by the University of Victoria. The publication aims to further the establishment of a graduate art historical community by offering graduate students the ability to disseminate their knowledge and engage in an editorial process that is shaped by the insights of peers well-versed in their chosen area of study. In keeping with the inclusive conception of art that is embraced within a global art history, ARTiculate does not privilege a singular culture or medium in its selection of manuscripts. Rather, the publication serves to circulate highly original submissions that are valued for their contributions to the preexisting scholarly conversation.
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. Autism's Own is published once a year coinciding with Autism Awareness Day, each April 2nd.
A journal of creative work published at Camosun College.
Canadian-American Public Policy is a refereed series of occasional papers focusing on contemporary issues in U.S.-Canada relations. Rapidly growing commercial ties between Canada and the U.S. are rising complex new policy issues in both countries concerning trade, investment, energy, the environment, resources management, cultural politics, and foreign affairs.
Canadian Zooarchaeology (CZ) was first published to serve as a forum for topics of interest to Canadian zooarchaeologists. As many Canadian zooarchaeologists work in other countries, CZ has expanded its geographic scope in addressing issues of global interest among faunal analysts. Articles are published in either English or French.
The Corvette is a peer-reviewed undergraduate history journal seeking to publish the best scholarship produced by University of Victoria students concerning the past. We are interested in all methods and fields of inquiry.
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ESSAYS BY EMAIL: email@example.com after reviewing the submission guidelines here.Follow @corvette_uvic
Welcome to the CTheory Archive. CTheory is an international peer reviewed, open access journal of theory, technology and culture. The journal has published over 600 essays, reviews and event-scenes since 1993. This site also houses the archive of The Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, published from 1976–91 as an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of critical thought. All archives are located here. For the current issue of CTheory please visit ctheory.net.
The Divergent/Convergent journal is a production of the University 101 and 102 students. The University 101 program offers free, non-credit, academic courses to students who have faced barriers to post-secondary education.
The Ecorestoration: RNS Technical Series publishes the papers submitted by Restoration of Natural Systems ER 390/400 students. These papers are the result of a capstone project that involves a real restoration project in partnership with a community group, government department or industry partner. Each project involves approximately 100 hours of work and the collection of a significant amount of new data.
The Ecorestoration journal only publishes papers submitted for the ER390/400 course.
The GHR is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by history graduate students at the University of Victoria. We welcome original and innovative submissions from emerging scholars in all fields and periods of history.
Welcome to Illumine, an interdisciplinary journal produced by graduate students at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS) at the University of Victoria, Canada.
The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is a peer reviewed,open access, interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.
WE ARE CURRENTLY PROCESSING 3 ISSUES THAT WILL TAKE US TO THE END OF 2018 AND ARE, THEREFORE, CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS.
WE WILL AGAIN BE OPEN FOR NEW SUBMISSIONS IN JANUARY 2019. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND YOUR PATIENCE._________________________________________________________________
The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) was established to advance knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. IJIH is peer-reviewed, online, and open-access.
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The International Journal of Social Studies Review (IjSSr) is focused on supporting participatory critical social studies education in aid of peace, social, political, environmental, economic, and cultural justice. The IjSSr believes all Social Studies education is political and that teaching and learning should be practiced as moral and ethical interventions in the world. The IjSSr is dedicated to publishing articles that challenge the conventional and popular construction and delivery of Socials studies education that stresses the sage on the stage banking model of education. Social Studies is an art, where the heart meets the mind. The IjSSr will seek to support the meaningful exploration, analysis and discussion of controversial and pressing issues in Social Studies education. IjSSr blends scholarship and social activism. The IjSSr invites reviews of articles, and book reviews related to Social Studies education from teachers, student teachers, graduate students, and faculty members that include the author's personal perspectives. Using new media technology, this journal will attempt to bridge the gap between scholarly research and social modes of knowledge mobilization and dissemination.
The Victoria Writers’ Society is pleased to present a collection of articles, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction by Vancouver Island and Gulf Island writers.
Journal of Childhood Studies is a peer reviewed, open access digital journal that aims to provide researchers and practitioners with a transdisciplinary space to cultivate experimental, creative, and alternative approaches to, and conceptualizations of, childhood.
The Midden is the name of our quarterly journal, and reflects the rich resources middens offer in archaeological information.
Dedicated exclusively to the Archaeology of British Columbia, it contains:
- Illustrated articles and news about BC Archaeology
- A publication list and book reviews
- Information on upcoming lectures, exhibitions and conferences
Migration, Mobility & Displacement is an online, open-access, peer- reviewed journal. It seeks to publish original and innovative scholarly articles, juried thematic essays from migrant advocacy groups and practitioners, and visual essays that speak to migration, mobility and displacement and that relate in diverse ways to the Asia-Pacific. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars and migrant advocacy groups that are publicly engaged, and who seek to address a range of issues facing migrants, mobile and displaced persons, and especially work which explores injustices and inequalities.
A graduate student journal of the Department of Music, University of Victoria.
On Politics is the journal of the University of Victoria Undergraduates of Political Science. It seeks to provide opportunities for undergraduate publishing, and to encourage undergraduate scholarship. The Journal publishes high-quality academic writing from a multitude of theoretical perspectives and sub-fields within the discipline of political science, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. With these broad aims and inclusive features, On Politics presents an accommodating format to disseminate scholarship of a political nature from those who seldom gain the opportunity. On Politics publishes two issues per year.
Peninsula: A Journal of Relational Politics is a journal of political theory open to a broad range of methodological, philosophical, and disciplinary perspectives. Our area of focus is politics; our approach is critical; and our perspective is relational.
PIR is an open access, specialist book review journal in philosophy, published six times a year. We cover all areas of and approaches to philosophy.
PlatForum is a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. Committed to upholding a tradition of holistic anthropology, PlatForum welcomes a diverse range of topics and issues from all four of anthropology’s sub-disciplines: archaeology, social-cultural, biological-physical, and linguistic anthropology.
Recognizing the benefits of both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contributions made by students outside the field of anthropology, we continue to extend our call to all students including upper-level undergraduate students, and those from community colleges and universities across Canada.
PLVS VLTRA, the undergraduate journal of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Victoria, is an annual blind peer-reviewed showcase of extraordinary research papers of a scholarly merit in all areas of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
The Satir International Journal offers research and applications for the mental health of individuals, and promotes the healthy development of families, groups and organizations in society. Our goals encompass therapeutic communication, equality, spirituality, ethical decision-making and global diversity.
沙維雅輔導及家庭治療雜誌. Our publication is also available here in Chinese.
The SATIR INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL has dicontinued publication. The archive is available at: https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/satir/issue/archive
Scene publishes review essays about early modern English drama in performance and reviews of productions of early modern plays. Scene covers mainstream professional productions of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as university, drama school, and non-professional productions.
Sophia is the University of Victoria's undergraduate journal of philosophy.
This Side of West is the annual undergraduate literary journal published by the Writing Students Union at the University of Victoria. We use this book to propel the best of our fellow writers (in drama, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction) on to the world's stage, where they should be.
A graduate creative writing journal exploring the affects of horror and comedy.
Verges: Germanic & Slavic Studies in Review is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary graduate student journal affiliated with the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria.
The WINHEC Journal is a open access, peer-reviewed publication celebrating Indigenous Knowledges. As a multidisciplinary publication, the WINHEC Journal is dedicated to the exploration and advancement of issues related to Indigenous education, research, culture, and language central to the lives of WINHEC nations and members.
WPLC is a peer reviewed working papers journal published by the graduate students of the department of linguistics at the University of Victoria. In 2010 we switched to only online digital publication and our digital archives on this website go back to the first volume printed in 1981.
We publish one thematic issue each year. Every four years we publish the proceedings of the Northwest Linguistics Conference when the conference is hosted by graduate students in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Victoria.