Welcome to the New Website!
We are very excited to soft-launch our new website, which has been many years in the making. Associate Editor Diana Boyd and Norman Valdez of CERIC have worked extensively throughout this year to bring to you this modern, accessible, and all-in-one website. Benefits now include:
- Responsive pages. This site will now adjust automatically to cell phones, tablets, and desktop settings.
- Submissions are done directly through the website via your own personal account. Article submission is now centralized, streamlined, and easier to use. Accounts are free to create.
- Reviewers will have their own accounts and the review process will be fluid and easier.
- Notification of new issues. Anyone can create an account and you will receive a notification when new issues are available, and announcements related to the Journal.
- All articles will receive a DOI.
- Google Scholar will now be able to pick up our articles and index them on the Google Scholar page.
- Web bot searchable. This site is more friendly to web bots to pick up and index our articles online.
- Website, accounts, and submission and review sections are available in both official languages of Canada. Associate Editor Diana Boyd is working diligently to learn French so that she can provide services in both official languages. If you see a French-language error on the site, please contact her so she can fix it and learn from that error.
- Editor’s Blog. This page will contain articles written by our editors which include publishing tips, Frequently asked questions, and how-to-do’s. We want to help our new authors to learn about publishing their work and provide guidance they might not have received elsewhere.
There is still work to be done on the website over the coming months. These tasks include:
- Updating all issues so that each article can be individually viewed and downloaded.
- Adding in HTML options for all articles.
- Updating the metadata for all articles and adding metadata tags to older articles.
- Resubmitting to the Directory of Open Access Journals.
- Linking all our issues to DOAJ
- Linking articles to CrossRef to receive individual DOI’s for our articles.
- Publishing tips, FYI, and how-to-dos under our new Editor’s Blog.
As we move forward into the future our Journal will continue to adapt to the needs of our readers and authors.
Diana Boyd- Associate Editor