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A\J: Alternatives Journal
Editor Eric Rumble[1]
Former editors Robert Gibson, Nicola Ross
Categories Environmental
Frequency Bimonthly
Circulation 5000[2]
Publisher Marcia Ruby[1]
Founder Robert C. Paehlke
First issue July 4, 1971 (1971-07-04)
Company Alternatives Inc., a registered charity
Country Canada
Based in Waterloo, Ontario
Language English
Website www.alternativesjournal.ca
ISSN 1205-7398

A\J: Alternatives Journal is a not-for-profit environmental magazine and website based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is the national Canadian magazine exploring environmental science, issues, policy and debate, and has been the official publication of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada since 1995.[3] The publication has touted itself as a journal/magazine hybrid, providing scholarly researched and peer-reviewed articles alongside articles with broader appeal. Eric Rumble is the publication's editor.[4]

It is a Canadian Registered Charity.[4]


A\J has been in publication since 1971,[5] when it was established by Robert A. Paehlke. It was originally produced in Peterborough, Ontario at Trent University, when issues of the environment were just beginning to make their way into Canadian public consciousness. In 1984 the journal moved its home base to the University of Waterloo; it has remained there since.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Staff", Alternatives Journal Archived December 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved: November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Media Kit", Alternatives Journal, November 2012. Retrieved: November 15, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "The Alternatives Story". Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b "About Alternatives Journal". Retrieved: November 15, 2012.
  5. ^ Jessie Johnston. "Foot/Print: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Canadian Magazine Industry". Simon Fraser University. Retrieved 23 October 2016.

External links

  • Official website
  • Environmental Studies Association of Canada

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