With more than 115 years of publishing experience serving the changing needs of journal editors and managers, University of Toronto Press Journals Division is dedicated to innovation in scholarly publishing and the sustainability of scholarly journals. We believe that sustainability is supported by our partners maintaining control of their publications’ intellectual property and financial assets. We work hand in hand with our editors and associations to grow and sustain their publications – it is our common goal.

At UTP, we strive to push the boundaries of academic publishing and to help publications achieve their goals in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. We continue to innovate in areas such as advance online publication, and we have a proven track record of high quality services and in-depth support for our editors and publishing partners.


We manage publications from manuscript submission through to delivery. Services include:

  • A bilingual online peer-review system that manages articles and book reviews to reduce costs and improve the experience of authors and reviewers.
  • Copyediting, proofreading, and editorial support to ensure excellence and add value.
  • Advance Online workflow to publish articles online ahead of print (if desired).
  • Typesetting and layout (simple or complex, with features such as embedded audio and video supplements) for maximum readability.
  • XML tagging (JATS DTD) to increase discoverability and ensure long-term access and archiving.
  • Quality printing and cost-effective mailing.
  • Online distribution to subscribers, with a variety of access options (e.g., IP range, institutional or individual access, single-article sales), to deliver accessible content to readers in their preferred formats across different devices.
  • Customer-focused subscription management and renewals to maintain your subscriber base.
  • Sales and marketing to increase readership and subscriptions in print and online.
  • Indexing, abstracting, and licensing expertise to make your journal known to appropriate readers.
  • Institutional eligibility (a SSHRC funding requirement) and knowledgeable assistance for submitting SSHRC grant applications and administration of Aid to Scholarly Journals funds.
  • Timely reporting and analysis to keep you informed.

We welcome proposals and inquiries from current and new publications interested in publishing with University of Toronto Press and invite you to submit materials that will help us come to an informed decision about publishing your journal.

When submitting your proposal please be sure to include the following:

  • A general description of the journal that includes subject area(s) covered as well as an analysis of its contribution to scholarship in the field and its target audience.
  • Publication frequency (e.g., quarterly, annual).
  • A description of the expected market for the journal, including information on related scholarly organizations.
  • Information on competing journals in the field and an explanation of how your title is unique.
  • Curricula vitae for the editor(s) and a list of editorial board(s) members.
  • Report on income from all sources (from host institution, granting agencies, sponsors, print and electronic subscriptions, single issue sales, advertising sales, list rentals, subsidiary rights, sublicensing, etc.).
  • Current subscriber information, including numbers of individual and institutional domestic and foreign subscribers as well as current subscription prices and foreign postage surcharges.
  • Readership/usage statistics for online material.
  • Details of any standing bookstore accounts, distribution agreements, secondary publishing agreements, cooperative web or sales agreements (e.g., Project Muse, CCC, JSTOR, ProQuest).
  • Details of any current production arrangements (e.g., copyediting, proofreading, printing).
  • Two sample issues and access to online site.
  • Plans for upcoming special issues.
  • A list of where the journal is indexed and abstracted.
  • Impact factor, if known.
  • An inventory report on back stock and an indication of what your current publisher will expect for it (e.g., transfer without charge, sell at unit cost, etc.).
  • Details on licensing rights for all previously published content, at both the article and volume levels (who owns? will the rights transfer?).

For new titles, please include the following:

  • Proposed publication frequency and start date.
  • Information on the level of sponsor support for the journal.
  • A description of the journal’s focus and an overview of standard content and sections (e.g., articles, book reviews, review essays, commentaries, multi-media).
  • Curricula vitae for the editor(s) and a list of editorial board(s) members and affiliations.
  • Information on competing journals in the field and an explanation of how your title is unique.
  • Content (or examples of content) for the first two volumes.


UTP offers a publishing partnership that will allow you to participate in all decisions relating to how the journal is managed, including subscription pricing, pages produced, journal size, colour page sections, online features, and marketing strategy. Each year we will meet, in person or online, to plan for the upcoming year; we will discuss all aspects of the journal with you, and will develop a budget based on the agreed plan. As the year progresses and issues are published, UTP will send a report detailing the revenues and expenses associated with each issue.

Our mission is to be the leading journal publisher in Canada, serving the Canadian and international academic community with leading journals, superior publishing services, and customer-focused employees, and we continually work toward that goal by partnering with the leading journals and approaching publishing challenges with creativity and energy.

Contact us today and let us show you how our team can help you grow your publication to reach your goals.

Antonia Pop
Senior Manager, Journals
5201 Dufferin Street
Toronto Ontario Canada M3H 5T8
Tel: 416-667-7838