SFU Library's Digital Publishing works with students, staff, and faculty to publish open access journals and monographs using Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP).
Browse the sample projects below to learn more about what we do.
Intersectional Apocalypse is a student-run, peer-edited journal created for the GSWS 333 course in fall, 2019. This journal is focused on collecting and sharing knowledge that is intersectionally feminist, LGBTQ2IA+ positive, anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive. Their use of striking graphics within the OJS Health Sciences theme makes for a bold, professional look. The journal also makes wide use of multimedia, offering PDFs that display both writing and analog art as well as audio files of readings.
SFU’s President’s Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public was both a public speaker series with leading thinkers and a seminar course open to students from across the university in fall 2018. Making Knowledge Public provided a broad overview of the ways in which research makes its way into society. Through public lectures, readings, and discussions, the course pushed emerging researchers to not take for granted the public value of their work. The course was premised on the belief that, in today’s climate, it is more important than ever for universities and researchers to assert themselves in the public sphere in more purposeful ways. In keeping with these principles, the course journal was founded as a way to provide a lasting and open platform for the knowledge shared by students. This journal demonstrates the Manuscript theme in OJS.
These journals are usually run by student groups or associations, and accept relevant work from undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more about Creating a student journal and see the full list of student journals hosted by SFU Library.
The SFU Educational review is a graduate student run journal. The Ed Review was published in traditional formats from 2007 - 2012, before transferring to a digital format to lower the barriers for participating students. The journal also uses the platform to promote related symposiums and events.
The Lyre accepts short stories, essays, travelogues, translations, poetry, short-form graphic novels, plays and monologues, and other written genres, as well as photography and visual artwork by undergraduate writers and artists and SFU graduates.
We work with SFU faculty who are managing open access journals hosted through SFU Library Digital Publishing. Learn more about hosting an open access journal with the Library, and see our full list of faculty journals hosted by SFU Library.
The JICW, launched in 2018 by the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies in Vancouver, publishes peer-reviewed papers concerning all areas of international security. Each issue highlights a specific contemporary issue the field, providing related articles and briefing notes in addition to works on the broader fields of conflict and warfare. The JICW also provides access to its conference proceedings through its journal site.
Scholarly books / monographs
SFU faculty and students are invited to work with SFU Library Digital Publishing to publish high-quality scholarship in Open Monograph Press (OMP). We are particularly interested in work that falls outside of the market of traditional university presses and may exist within emerging fields of study or in the margins between disciplines. Working with us, your work will be open, online, and discoverable by scholars around the world. Learn more about book publishing options with SFU Library, and see the full list of books published through SFU Library Digital Publishing.
In 2017, SFU’s Archaeology Press approached SFU Library to ask about long-term preservation and sustainability for monographs and edited volumes published in print by the Press since 1972. SFU Library was able to work with the Press to digitize physical copies of the collection, with support from the SFU Library Scholarly Digitization Fund. The full collection was then uploaded to Open Monograph Press (OMP), hosted by SFU Library’s Digital Publishing. New additions to Arch Press are now submitted and published through the OMP site.