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Scholarly Journal Publishing

Resources for journal editors whose journals are hosted by the University of Calgary.


Although Publishing Services focuses mainly on digital publication, we recognize there may be times when a print product is desired. For those times you may want to consider Print on Demand (POD) alternatives. This is the best option if you choose not to print unless you have an actual order for a printed copy. This digital printing method provides one-at-a-time printing in a relatively economical manner compared to offset methods. Short-run printing (less than 50) can also be fairly economically accomplished by digital printing. However, for greater quantities, it is wise to request quotes for both methods. Publications containing images may also need to be done offset for best quality. Images that will be printed will also need to be supplied at a higher resolution than is necessary for online publication.

Copy-editing and Layout

If you do not have in-house expertise for professional copyediting and layout of your publications, you can engage a freelancer to perform those functions for you.  The following websites are helpful in this regard:

Custom web and graphic design

The following sites may be useful resources should you wish to pay an external contractor to do some customization of your OJS theme:


We can provide digitization services for print publications for which you have no digital files. This process involves scanning everything and preparing it for you in text-searchable, optimized pdf format. Please contact us to discuss fees.