York Digital Journals


York University Libraries provide an electronic journal hosting service for York-affiliated journals. This service is called York Digital Journals (YDJ).

York University uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source software platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project which is now in use by over 7,500 journals worldwide. OJS differs from other web platforms as it is specially designed to manage articles through author submission, peer review, editing and publication. This online submission and tracking workflow simplifies the administrative aspects of the journal editorial process, allowing designated users to view the status of their article at any given time.

The YDJ team is happy to work with York community members to create new journals or migrate existing journals to an online environment. The libraries can provide hosting space, training documentation and troubleshooting help with the OJS software, as well as advice on dissemination and exposure.

To learn more about the service, visit the York Digital Journals resource guide.


The peer-reviewed journals listed below are actively publishing content. Most are publishing under an open access model. Readers are advised that a number of them have implemented an embargo period.

CAML Review / Revue de l’ACBM

Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes

Canadian Review of Social Policy / Revue canadienne de politique sociale

Canadian Woman Studies

Critical Disability Discourse

Glendon Journal of International Studies

Healthy Dialogue

Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality

Historical Papers: Canadian Society of Church History

Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire de l’éducation

History and Political Science Journal


International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory

Journal of Income Distribution

Journal of Public Policy, Administration, and Law

Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement

Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies

Left History

Notes Guillevic Notes

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Problem as Inspiration: A Journal of the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute



Revue CMC Review

Revue YOUR Review

Scripta Mediterranea

Social History / Histoire Sociale

Supreme Court Law Review: Osgoode’s Annual Constitutional Cases Conference

Theoria and Praxis: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Thought

TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Tusaaji: A Translation Review

UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies

Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse

Ceased Publication

The following peer-reviewed journals have ceased publication but will remain hosted by York University Libraries to ensure perpetual access to the scholarly community and beyond.

Just Labour


Paul Claudel Papers


Strategies of Critique



Bulletins / Newsletters

York University Libraries are committed to ensuring stable, perpetual access for York community publications, including newsletters and bulletins. To this end, the Libraries are also hosting web archives for a number of York University web sites, including YFile. These web archives can be found by visiting the York University Digital Library. Consult the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections community and the Web Archives community to view a full list of these collections.

Pro Tem

CORE Newsletter (ceased publication)

York University Bulletin (ceased publication)

Opportunities for student engagement

The following peer-reviewed journals are managed by faculty advisors at York University and encourage the involvement of the student population through mentorship opportunities in the scholarly publishing process and/or accepting student manuscripts for review.

Glendon Journal of International Studies

Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality

Healthy Dialogue

History and Political Science Journal

Revue YOUR Review

UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies