About the Journal

Imagining SoTL (IS), an open access publication, stems from the annual Symposium for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), hosted by Mount Royal University’s Mokakiiks Centre for SoTL. 

The Centre is located in Treaty 7 territory, the hereditary homelands of the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot Confederacy), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina Nations. When asked to translate the previous name of the Institute for SoTL, Blackfoot elder Leo Fox gave the word ksimstaani, which means ‘imagining.’ We name the publication after this inspiring way of thinking about SoTL as possibility and potential for transformation.

We ask all presenters from the yearly Symposium to submit full papers based upon their presentations for peer review. Submissions may be articles (including empirical, scholarly, or theoretical pieces situated in relation to SoTL literature), reflective essays in response to a keynote presentation, or creative responses. IS aims for high quality and values methodological richness and variety from a diversity of perspectives.

Open Access Policy

Imagining SoTL is an open access publication. Users may read, download, copy, and redistribute full-text articles for lawful purposes, without seeking permission from the author or publisher. We believe that open access is a public good as it promotes sharing of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work.

There are no submission or article processing charges (APCs) for publishing in Imagining SoTL.


Copyright for articles is retained by the authors. As of Volume 4(2), copyright is under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.. Please note that if you are uploading supplemental files, like datasets or survey instruments, these must also be provided under an open license and archived in an open repository. For more information, contact the editors.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for any copyrighted material used, including illustrations, and providing documentation to the journal. 

Self-Archiving and Preservation

Authors are permitted to share any version of their work in any institutional, disciplinary, or other repository, and on personal websites, immediately upon publication with no embargo period. This includes sharing of the the final publisher version (e.g., journal PDF) and authors' pre- or post-prints. The shared version should include a proper citation and link to the published version appearing on the Imaging SoTL website, including the DOI.

Imagining SoTL is archived in the PKP Preservation Network (PN) using the LOCKSS Program.