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Sample projects

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). 

Check out some of our recent Digital Publishing projects, and check out the Journal publishing options with SFU Library to get started with your own!

Student and course journals

These journals are run by student groups or associations, or as part of a course assignment in any number of disciplines.

Intersectional Apocalypse

Intersectional Apocalypse

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.

SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest

SLC Writing Contest

The SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest uses our journal hosting service to collect and publish writing contest entries, demonstrating the platform’s ability to be used creatively to serve needs beyond typical academic journals. This journal was designed using the Bootstrap Yeti theme. The issue images and article images are show the winners alongside their prize-winning works.

President's Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public

Making Knowledge Public course journal

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.

SFU Educational Review

Educational Review journal

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.

Faculty journals

The Canadian Journal of Higher Education/La Revue canadienne d’enseignement supérieur

Canadian Journal of Higher Education

The Canadian Journal of Higher Education/La Revue canadienne d’enseignement supérieur is a peer-reviewed bilingual publication by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education designed to contribute to research and scholarly debate on higher education in Canada. The journal also provides an archive of all issues going back to Volume 1 (1971). 

The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare

The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare

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.

The International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

The International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership (IJEPL) is dedicated to enriching the education policy, leadership, and research use knowledge bases. The Journal seeks to build bridges between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to help identify best practices in learning, teaching, research, policy and leadership. Its professional and practical design showcases the flexibility of the themes provided with the OJS platform.

Scholarly books / monographs

Archeology Press

SFU Archaeology Press

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.