Publishing in Canadian Studies Journals

For individuals interested in publishing essays, book reviews and other scholarly works, there exists a range of academic journals committed to showcasing work with Canadian content. The three most widely used journals have the following criteria for accepting articles:

The American Review of Canadian Studies

The American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS) is a refereed multidisciplinary quarterly journal. Published by the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), The American Review of Canadian Studies seeks to examine Canada and the Canadian point of view from an American perspective. Its analysis--both interdisciplinary and disciplinary--strives to define Canada's arts, culture, economics, politics, history, and society from without, recognizing Canada's objective position in the world.

ARCS is indexed in America, History and Life,the Bibliography of the History of Art, Canadian Literature Index, the Canadian Magazine Index, the Canadian Periodical Index, Historical Abstracts, the MLA Bibliography, and PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service).

The editor invites submission of articles in any area of Canadian studies to a wide range of methodologies as well as more topical pieces and responses to articles published in previous issues. A submission to ARCS should be fifteen to twenty-five typed, double-spaced pages in length, including endnotes, and three copies of the manuscript should be provided. Manuscripts should conform in all points of style and documentation (references, notes and bibliographic forms) to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. The manuscript title and author's name and address should appear on a separate cover sheet. To preserve anonymity during referring, the author's identity should not be exposed in the text or notes. When an article is accepted for publication, an author is required to provide an electronic copy of the final text.

Manuscripts, inquiries, and review books should be sent to the Editor:

Dr. John Purdy
The Center for Canadian-American Studies
516 High Street, Canada House 201
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9110
Telephone: (360) 650-3728
Fax: (360) 650-3995

For subscription and membership information, write to:

Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
1220 19th Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036


International Journal of Canadian Studies

The International Journal of Canadian Studies (IJCS) is published twice a year by the International Council for Canadian Studies. Multidisciplinary in scope, the IJCS is intended for people around the world who are interested in the study of Canada.

The IJCS publishes thematic issues containing articles (20-30 pages double-spaced), research notes (10-15 pages double-spaced) and review essays. It favors analyses that have a broad perspective and essays that will interest a readership from a wide variety of disciplines. Articles must deal with Canada, not excluding comparisons between Canada and other countries. The IJCS is a bilingual journal. Authors may submit articles in either English or French.

Individuals interested in contributing to the IJCS should forward their papers to the IJCS Secretariat, along with a one-hundred word abstract. Beyond papers dealing directly with the themes of forthcoming issues, the IJCS will also examine papers not related to these themes for possible inclusion in its regular Open Topic section. All submissions are peer-reviewed; the final decision regarding publication is made by the Editorial Board. The content of articles, research notes and review essays is the sole responsibility of the author.

The IJCS is indexed and/or abstracted in America: History and Life; Canadian Periodical Index; Historical Abstracts; International Political Science Abstracts; and Point de repère.

  • Editor-in-Chief: Claude Couture, University of Alberta
  • Associate Editors: Gerry Turcotte, University of Wollongong
  • Marta Dvorak, Universite de Paris III
  • Daiva Stasiulus, Carleton University
  • Managing Editor: Guy Leclair, ICCS, Ottawa, Canada

Manuscripts, paper abstracts (one hundred words) and subscription inquiries should be sent to:

International Journal of Canadian Studies
250 City Centre Avenue, Suite 303
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7

For further information please contact:

Guy Leclair, Managing Editor, IJCS
Fax: (613) 789-7830


Journal of Canadian Studies

The editorial board welcomes the submission of manuscripts from 5,000 to 9,000 words in length, including notes and bibliography, in English or French, dealing with some aspect of Canada or Canadian life. The journal seeks manuscripts which are likely, in both subject and approach, to be of general as well as specialized scholarly interest. Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate, and should follow the MLA Style Book and should be accompanied by a brief 100 word abstract. Notes must be appended at the end. Please include your fax number and e-mail address.

The editors endeavor to inform authors about the acceptability of manuscripts within six months of receipt. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

The Journal of Canadian Studies is indexed and/or abstracted in the Canadian Periodical Index, America: History and Life, Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Journals and Periodicals, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Author's Guide to Journals in History, The Standard Periodical Directory, MLA International Bibliography, Canadian Magazine Index; and is available on line in CANPLAINS Data Base and Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database.

Kerry Cannon
Managing Editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies
1600 West Bank Drive, Trent University
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 ext.1279
Fax: (705) 748-1110


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the CONNECT program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Christopher Kirkey
Executive Director, CONNECT
Director, Center for the Study of Canada
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112

Center for the Study of Canada
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
133 Court St.,
Plattsburgh, NY 12901