introductions

iJournal 101

By Erica Friesen

Fall is the perfect time to get involved in student groups on campus. And while the iSchool has a ton to offer in this respect, we only have one student journal. That’s why you should definitely consider participating in the iJournal this year – whether by submitting your work or becoming part of our editorial team.

But what is the iJournal all about? Here’s a brief introduction:

  • We’re your student journal. Founded in 2015, the iJournal is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal run by graduate students at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. The journal was born out of the understanding that the iSchool is a pretty big place and its students have a huge variety of academic interests. We provide a platform for publishing exemplary student work in the hopes of promoting better interdisciplinary understanding among students, faculty, and practitioners.
  • We accept much more than just essays. We encourage you to submit examples of your work for consideration no matter what your concentration at the iSchool. This could be pretty much anything, including design reports, case studies, literature reviews, software and system evaluations, and book reviews. Of course, we welcome essay submissions too! Keep an eye out for our call for submissions this fall, which will be opening soon.
  • We’re hiring! Are you interested in being an editor, graphic designer, or webmaster? We’re looking for new team members for the 2016-2017 academic year. The iJournal is a great way to get involved in iSchool life while also honing your skills and getting to work with a fantastic group of people. If you’re interested, look out for a call for applicants in your iSchool emails!

Have questions or want to learn more about the iJournal? Check us out online or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We look forward to working with you this year!

Erica Friesen
Editor-in-Chief
The iJournal

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