Dalhousie University Libraries Journal Hosting Service

The Dalhousie University Libraries provide digital publishing services to the University community and beyond. Our focus is making scholarly content openly available to the public. We host both peer reviewed and student journals, as well as teaching materials and book series.

The software we use is Open Journal Systems (OJS), a collaborative, open source software project maintained by the Public Knowledge Project.

Allons-y: Journal of Children, Peace and Security

In January 1994, General Dallaire, then the Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), sent a fax to UN headquarters in New York warning of the impending genocide. He signed the fax with the line “peux ce que veux. Allons-y” – “Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Let’s go.” At the time, there was not a will among the international community, with lethal results for nearly a million Rwandans.

Since then, General Dallaire has worked tirelessly to ensure that there is both a will and a way to prevent mass atrocities in the future. However, action must be informed by understanding for it to be effective, and this has led to General Dallaire’s focus on preventing the recruitment and use of children in armed violence. The creation and adoption of the Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers in 2017, is helping to focus and drive action by the international community to prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed violence through ensuring that security sector actors are trained and prepared to prevent recruitment. Doing so requires learning from experiences and sharing knowledge on all aspects of training, education, research, and prevention in this area.

Published since 2016, the Dallaire Institute annual publication Allons-y, now has a focus on supporting the implementation of the Vancouver Principles. In this and future issues, commentaries and peer-reviewed research and policy articles will focus on all aspects of the implementation of the Vancouver Principles. The articles provide guidance, policy recommendations, and new knowledge to support the international community’s work to end the recruitment and use of children in armed violence.

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Healthy Populations Journal

The Healthy Populations Journal (HPJ) is a multi-faculty, student-led, open-access, peer-reviewed journal housed at the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Our mission is to identify and disseminate research which mobilizes evidence to improve population health and global health equity.

Population health is thinking beyond the health of an individual and looking at the health outcomes of a whole community. It considers all the factors that influence the overall health of a specific population including the social and structural conditions in which people are born, work, live and age.

Differences in the social determinants of health result in health inequities – the unnecessary or unjust conditions that result in differences in people’s health status or health outcomes.  We can achieve our population health goals by focusing on reducing health inequities, drawing attention to the variety of factors that are known to have impact on individual and community health. The HPJ champions building health equity by disseminating research which addresses the fundamental causes and structural barriers of unhealthy lives and communities around the world. It is imperative that we research the wider determinants of health and create solutions that allow all members of a population to be well.

Latest Publications:

Out now! Volume 3, Issue 3 (September 2023): Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference 2023 - Abstracts. Over 100 population health abstracts from this year's conference!

Out now! Volume 3, Issue 2 (May 2023): Special Issue on Health Equity in Partnership with the CAHSPR Student Working Group. Twitter: @CAHSPRSWG

Check out the cover comic art by Jane Zhao!

Out now! Volume 3, Issue 1 (March 2023): Special Issue on Indigenous Health in partnership with the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network


Call for submissions!

Submissions for our Special Issue on Improving Black Health Outcomes in Partnership with HPI's Improving the Health Outcomes of People of African Descent Flagship Project as an outcome of the First International Black Health Conference (IBHC) are open now until October 8th.  

Upcoming Events:

Workshops to support submissions for the Improving Black Health Outcomes issue are scheduled throughout September. Please email hpj@dal.ca for more information.


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Canadian Journal of Law and Technology

Canada's leading law and technology journal.

The Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (CJLT) is an established legal journal dedicated to providing coverage of legal issues relating to law and technology from both Canadian and international perspectives.

Published twice a year since 2002, CJLT is edited by Robert Currie and Lucie Guibault of Dalhousie's Law and Technology Institute, and published by Thomson Carswell. The journal features articles, comments and book reviews on law and technology issues.  The Dalhousie OJS website hosts CJLT content one year after initial publication. Current online and hard copy issues of the CJLT are available by subscription from Thomson Carswell.

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Dalhousie French Studies

DALHOUSIE FRENCH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of French and Francophone literature.

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Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management

This journal publishes high quality work by Dalhousie graduate students in all areas of management.

The Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management is a student-led initiative aimed at publishing Dalhousie graduate student work of the highest quality and significance in all areas of management.

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The Dalhousie Medical Journal is a student-run peer-reviewed biannual publication. Much like our medical school, we feature a mix of both science and humanities.

The primary goal of the journal is to increase student participation in research and writing, while offering an interesting product for the Dalhousie medical community. In the past the journal has primarily published the work of Dalhousie medical students and residents. However, we encourage submissions from members of all allied health professions at any level of training.

We are also very open to considering submissions from individuals based at institutions outside of the Dalhousie community. We invite you to browse our latest issue and consider submitting manuscripts or humanities pieces using our online submission system.

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The Dalhousie Review

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Dionysius is the journal of Dalhousie University's Department of Classics and reflects the established character of its work. It publishes articles on the history of ancient philosophy and theology, including Patristic theology, and their nachleben. It has a special interest in the Aristotelian and Neoplatonic traditions.

Dionysius considers philosophy's relation, both negative and positive, to Christian belief in both ancient and modern times. As well as philosophical articles, Dionysius will publish articles on Classical and later literature and history, and on Hellenic, Christian, Jewish and Islamic religion, especially when they have a connection to philosophical questions.

The current five years (2016-2020) are available by subscription only.  Please contact the Department of Classics (claswww@dal.ca) to subscribe.  Previous issues may be read without subscription simply by registering and then logging in.

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Hinge: A Journal of Contemporary Studies

Hinge: A Journal of Contemporary Studies publishes essays and creative works from the interdisciplinary Contemporary Studies Programme at the University of King's College.

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Founded in 1981, Initial(e)s is a bilingual journal (English / French) offering graduate students an initial entry into the realm of publication. The articles printed in the journal undergo a selection process that is at once rigorous and didactic; students' submissions are reviewed by specialists in their respective fields.

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International Journal of Georesources and Environment - IJGE (formerly Int'l J of Geohazards and Environment)

IJGE provides an international open forum for researchers and practitioners to publish scholarly and high quality original papers, state-of-the-art reviews and case studies on a wide range of topics relevant to development and use of the natural resources existing on the Earth and associated environmental issues. For topics, see below.

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Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online publication for undergraduate academic writing. The JUE seeks to publish original ethnographic research by undergraduate students working in a variety of disciplines. Our goal is to bring readers insights into subcultures, practices, and social institutions. We expect crossovers with anthropology, sociology, urban studies, and area studies, as well as programs in education, design, or management.

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Nova Scotia Museum

Research is one of the fundamental activities of the Nova Scotia Museum.  Museum publications share research about our collection and encourage related research by others to advance our understanding of the world.  The Museum publishes Curatorial Reports, books reviewed by staff and reports designed to support exhibits and programs.

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Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS)

The Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science is a peer-reviewed online journal that will consider for publication original articles principally, but not exclusively, in the areas of natural and engineering sciences as well as papers emanating from studies in the health professions. Papers that develop new scientific theories based on scientific principles and/or analysis of data particular to Nova Scotia or the Atlantic Provinces are particularly encouraged.

The Proceedings of the NSIS are supported in part by a grant from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Government of Nova Scotia, with the support of the Nova Scotia Museum.

This journal is indexed/abstracted in:

Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, GeoRef, Zoological Record, CAB Abstracts

ISSN: 2292-7743

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor, Dr. Peter G. Wells  Email: nsis@dal.ca or oceans2@ns.sympatico.ca

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'Quid omnium agere te maxime iuvat, Pu?'

'Quod -' dixit Pu, 'quod me maxime iuvat -' et ei intermittendum erat ut cogitaret.'


'Me quoque hoc iuvat,' dixit Christophorus Robinus, 'sed quod agere me maxime iuvat est Nihil.'


First published in 1999, Pseudo-Dionysius is run by undergraduate and graduate students at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. It offers the opportunity for university students at all levels to publish their work.

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Tooth & Claw

Tooth & Claw's editing team are currently reviewing the accepted submissions. We look forward to publishing our 12th volume in the fall of 2015!

Tooth & Claw, a journal of student-written essays, is published annually by the History of Science and Technology (HOST) Society at the University of King's College.

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Verso: An Undergraduate Journal of Literary Criticism

Verso: An Undergraduate Journal of Literary Criticism publishes essays from Dalhousie University English Department's undergraduate students. It is an initiative of the Dalhousie English Society.

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YA Hotline

The YA Hotline is a bi-annual newsletter published by the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. The newsletter contains a large amount of information and resources for both young adults and young adult librarians including book reviews, resource lists, bibliographies, feature articles, interviews and more.

The editor of the newsletter is Vivian Howard, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Dalhousie School of Information Management. The articles in each newsletter are written by graduate students at Dalhousie's School of Information Management.

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