Journals hosted by the library at Kwantlen Polytechnic University


  • Alight

    Published annually, Alight features exemplary written work produced by students in the English Department at KPU.

  • KPU Student Voices

    A collection of submissions to the KPU Student Voices writing competition. This writing competition is centred around Open Education, the rising costs of textbooks and student access to course materials. Read about the impact that our KPU Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses have had on students.

  • Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration

    Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (MSJ) is the first of its kind: an international, peer-reviewed journal focused exclusively on the artistry of frame composition as a storytelling technique. With its open-access, open-review publishing model, MSJ strives to be a synergistic, community-building hub for discourse that begins at the level of the frame. Scholarly analysis of lighting, set design, costuming, camera angles, camera proximities, depth of field, and character placement are just some of the topics that the journal covers. While primarily concerned with discourse in and around the film frame, MSJ also includes narratological analysis at the scene and sequence level of related media (television and online) within its scope. Particularly welcome are articles that dovetail current debates, research, and theories as they deepen the understanding of filmic storytelling. The journal's contributing writers are an interdisciplinary mixture of graduate students, academics, filmmakers, film scholars, and cineastes, a demographic that also reflects the journal's readership. Published annually in the spring and winter, Mise-en-scène is the official film studies journal of the Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. It appears in EBSCO's Film and Television Literature Index and is held in the Portuguese Cinemateque/Cinema Museum's Library.

  • The Emergent Historian

    The Emergent Historian is produced by the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Department of History. Its annual publication provides us with a chance to showcase the very best of our students’ work from the previous academic year.

  • Logan Creek Decolonization Project Journal

    This journal documents the ongoing botanical decolonization and re-indigenization of Logan Creek, on the KPU Langley Campus. We use names in the Hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓ dialect, which is spoken in the Lower Mainland by the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) at the mouth of the Fraser River, and upriver to the Kwantlen First Nation at Fort Langley. Our intention is to develop biographies for significant food, medicinal, and technology plants used by the Kwantlen First Nation, which can be developed into signage for the site. nə́c̓amət ct  (we are one).

  • Kwantlen Psychology Student Journal

    The Kwantlen Psychology Student Journal (KPSJ) is intended to showcase the outstanding work of psychology undergraduate students and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In addition, it provides students with experiences as authors, reviewers, copyeditors, and editors.

    The KPSJ is a journal of Kwantlen Psychology student research and writing. 

  • KPU Demonstration Journal

    Demonstration journal of the library at Kwantlen Polytechnic University