• Sankofa Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

    The Sankofa Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that supports the amplification of subaltern and marginalized voices at the University of Waterloo. The journal encourages submissions from all University of Waterloo communities (staff, faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students) from across all faculties and disciplines. Sankofa encourages us to 'look back' to 'move forward' by challenging traditional and eurocentric ideals of scholarship. We seek interdisciplinary works (original content that is rooted with-in and with-out the academe) that are rooted in praxis.

    We strongly encourage faculty members to support course work that enables undergraduate written submissions.

  • University of Waterloo Journal of Undergraduate Health Research

    The UW Journal of Undergraduate Health Research aims to promote undergraduate research while integrating all fields across health research. Wseek to provide opportunities to undergraduate students at UW to publish peer-reviewed works. Works accepted for publication may include, but are not limited to, the following topics as they relate to human health: health studies, biomedical sciences, public and population health, kinesiology, recreation and leisure.

    Undergraduate students from all faculties at UW are welcome to submit work to the UW Journal of Undergraduate Health Research. Instructions and guidelines for submissions are available in the submissions tab. 

    For any inquiries regarding works that fall under the scope of the UW Journal of Undergraduate Health Research, please contact with as much insight into your future submissions as possible. Please attach a digital copy of your work to the email, whether it is complete or in progress. 

  • Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology

    The Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology/Revue canadienne des études supérieures en sociologie et criminologie (CGJSC/RCESSC) is a bilingual, peer-reviewed academic journal organized and maintained by graduate students in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Published annually, the CGJSC features insightful and innovative articles on contemporary issues within the field of sociology and criminology.

  • The Journal of Community Informatics

    The Journal of Community Informatics provides an opportunity for Community Informatics researchers and others to share their work with the larger community. Through the Journal's application of a rigorous peer review process, knowledge and awareness concerning the community use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is being brought to a wider professional audience. In addition, the Journal makes available key documents, “points of view”, notes from the field and other materials that will be of wider interest within the community of those working in Community Informatics.

    Original funding for the Journal was provided by the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), a project funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.


  • Papers in Canadian Economic Development

    Papers in Canadian Economic Development includes selected policy analysis papers written by professional Economic Development Officers to complete the requirement for the Certified Economic Developer - Fellowship designation.

    Articles may cover any aspect of the broad economic development field, but usually fall under one of the following topics:

    • Canadian and international models for community economic development
    • economic development policy
    • the Canadian economy
    • economic issues facing local economic development
    • labour and skills development
    • community marketing strategies
    • analytic techniques for local economic development
    • First Nations context, consultation and partnership
    • small business development and support; entrepreneurship
    • tourism development strategies
    • regional development strategies – politics of inclusion
    • green economy, energy and opportunities
    • business retention and expansion strategies
    • knowledge economy and creative class trends.
  • Review of Economic Analysis

    Review of Economic Analysis is an open access, peer reviewed economic journal. We are committed to open exchange of ideas and information. Unlike many open-access journals, we charge neither submission nor publication fees. We aim to become a leading general interest journal. We accept submissions from all fields of economics and offer rigorous refereeing process  and wide dissemination.

    Papers published in open access journals are read and cited more and have greater impact than those published in fee-based journals.

    We are the official journal of the International Centre for Economic Analysis (

  • Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media

    Established in 1993 at the University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts (Film Studies), the semi-annual Kinema publishes articles, critiques of film and media literature. It also reports on international film festivals, conferences and other important events. The journal's aim is to promote the discussion of history, theory and aesthetics of film and audiovisual media from an international perspective. Kinema is listed in Ulrich's, Oxbridge and other major periodical directories.

    Kinema has been publishing online and open-access since 1995, and moved from the Department of Fine Arts to the University of Waterloo Libraries’ Open Journal Systems platform in 2019.

  • Canadian Journal of Optometry

    The Canadian Journal of Optometry (CJO) is the official publication of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), a quarterly publication featuring insightful articles on clinical practice, research, and case studies, as well as practice management tips.  It is published to reflect the interests of CAO's membership, each of whom receives a copy.  Opinions and commentaries published in the CJO*RCO are not necessarily either the official opinion or policy of CAO unless specifically identified  as such. Because legislation varies from province to province, CAO advises optometrists to consult with their provincial licensing authority before following any of the practice management advice offered in the CJO*RCO. 

  • Bulletin - Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)

    The Bulletin is the scholarly journal of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives.

    The ACMLA Bulletin welcomes technical papers, research articles and news items that are cartographic and GIS related. Research in the Bulletin will be of interest to librarians, scholars and students from across all academic disciplines. The journal embraces a wide range of methodologies and perspectives, values collaborative and cross-disciplinary work, community partnership, and creative approaches to scholarship.

    The Bulletin is published two times a year, in January and July. A call for papers is typically sent out 6-8 weeks prior to publication date.

  • Journal of Integrative Research & Reflection

    This website is used for the review process of the JIRR. For more information visit

  • Journal of Computational Vision and Imaging Systems

    Journal of Computational Vision and Imaging Systems provides a forum for the dissemination of research results and technical advances in the field of computer vision, imaging, and artificial intelligence in various academic and industrial interests. The goal of the journal is to bring together both academia and industry to share their joint expertise to promote the advancement and application of computer vision, imaging technologies, and artificial intelligence. Journal of Computational Vision and Imaging Systems is published on demand and is the official journal of the KWVIS Society.

    Topics covered by the journal include, but are not limited to:

    • Reconstruction, restoration, and enhancement
    • Compression and transmission
    • Content-based image retrieval
    • Object detection, recognition, and classification
    • 3D and stereoscopic imaging and reconstruction
    • Multispectral imaging, processing, and analysis
    • Video processing and analytics
    • Biometrics processing and analysis
    • Visual quality assessment of images and video
    • Computational imaging
    • Machine learning / artificial intelligence
    • Applications to various fields (e.g., remote sensing, health monitoring, biomedical, consumer electronics, manufacturing, life sciences)
  • Legal Studies Undergraduate Journal

    The Legal Studies Undergraduate Journal (LSUJ) is a peer-reviewed undergraduate project hosted by the University of Waterloo Legal Studies Society. LSUJ is created and managed by undergraduate students, with assistance from graduate students and faculty, and is published annually. It is intended to showcase exemplary works completed by undergraduate students. We aim to promote the field of Critical Legal Studies while celebrating undergraduate work. The essays that have been selected highlight the vast areas of study within the Legal Studies realm with a variety of topics being covered.

  • Waterloo Historical Review

    The Waterloo Historical Review is an annual journal written, edited and published by undergraduate students. The goal of this journal is to celebrate and increase the visibility of the projects being undertaken by undergraduate History students at the University of Waterloo.