A journal by any other name...

March 06, 2015

By Tanya Samman

This is the second in a series of posts chronicling Canadian Science Publishing's development of a new multidisciplinary open access journal.

In my last post I told you that CSP is working on a new multidisciplinary online open access journal, and that we held a meeting with stakeholders to get feedback our proposals for various aspects of the project. I can’t emphasize enough how crucial community feedback and involvement are to this initiative!

One of the things we asked them was:
Do you agree with the working title “Canadian Journal of Research”?

Let me back up for a minute here… How did we come up with that working title in the first place?  Well, it has an historical connection for us. It was the title of the very first NRC Research Press journal published back in 1929. We thought it would be kinda cool to leverage that legacy; to bring it full circle.

But for our stakeholder group the answer the question was a resounding “no”!

This honest and frank response demonstrated why it was crucial to solicit feedback from the stakeholder communities in the first place! And it set the tone for a lively and productive discussion during the meeting.

So… We need to be able to call this thing something other than “CSP’s new multidisciplinary online open access journal”—it needs a name all its own!

And we need your help!

Your votes will help determine the name of our new journal!

Voting closes on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:45 pm E.S.T.

We’ll announce the name chosen for the new journal right here on this blog and on Twitter (@cdnsciencepub)!


Filed Under: FACETS Scholarly Publishing Open Access

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Michel Duquet

Hi Tanya,

I have just filled out the survey but not sure if it worked so here is my suggestion:

Open Science Research Canada (OSRC)

Good luck!



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