From production to publishing at CJC online: Experiences, insights, and considerations for adoption

  • Michael Felczak
  • Rowland Lorimer
  • Richard Smith

Abstract

We describe and analyze the dynamics of online publishing and technological development at the Canadian Journal of Communication with a focus on issues of ownership and control, financial stability, technological expertise, editorial outlook, and readership demand. Based on over ten years of experience with online publishing, the authors provide suggestions on how more widespread adoption of online publishing might be achieved in Canadian social science and humanities journals given the current and quickly evolving publishing environment.

Author Biographies

Michael Felczak
Michael Felczak is the online editor at the Canadian Journal of Communication and a PhD student at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is also a researcher at the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology and at the Applied Communication Technology Lab at SFU. Michael?s research interests intersect technology with its social, political, and economic contexts and include Internet development and policy, free/open source software, and new media.
Rowland Lorimer
Rowland Lorimer is Director of the Master of Publishing program and the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. He is Professor of Communication and past editor and past publisher of the Canadian Journal of Communication. He is an honorary President of the Association for Canadian Studies and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals.
Richard Smith
Richard Smith is the publisher of the Canadian Journal of Communication and a Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is also the director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology at SFU. His research focus is social inclusion (and exclusion) brought on by the introduction of new media. He has an ongoing interest in technology for education, privacy and surveillance in public spaces, online communities, and the wireless information society.
Published
2007-10-01
How to Cite
Felczak, M., Lorimer, R., & Smith, R. (2007). From production to publishing at CJC online: Experiences, insights, and considerations for adoption. First Monday, 12(10). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v12i10.1959