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The Journal

Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies is a peer-reviewed journal founded in 1975. It focuses on the study of Canada and publishes papers by European and North American authors in both English and French. It is a multidisciplinary review published twice a year which invites contributions in French or English from the large spectrum of the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, as well as political sciences.

Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies is published by the French Association for Canadian Studies (AFEC), founded in 1976 to promote Canadian studies in France. AFEC is supported by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development as well as the Canadian Embassy in Paris. AFEC is a founding member of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) and the European Network for Canadian Studies (ENCS). It participates in the activities of the French Institute of the Americas.

Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies plays a key part in the activities of AFEC and is a crucial identifier for the French Canadianist scholars. It is widely distributed through French, European and North American university libraries.

Issues 1 to 71 Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies (1975-2011) are available online on the website of the French Association for Canadian Studies:

Editorial Policy

The editorial team

The journal is managed by an executive board made up of the editor-in-chief and two assistant editors, in charge of the day-to-day editorial work. The editorial board, in coordination with the executive board, is in charge of the journal’s scientific policy and the themes to be developed. A scientific committee made up of European and Canadian scholars ensures the national and international grounding of the journal in the disciplines it covers (history, geography, political science, ethnology, archeology, literature, visual arts, linguistics…)

Issue and article format

Each issue focuses on a specific topic relevant to Canada, from a transdisciplinary perspective.

Each issue is supervised by the editor-in-chief who works with the Canadian Studies scholar in charge of the thematic call for papers. Themes are examined and approved by the editorial board.

Articles should not exceed 35,000 characters (8,000 words), footnotes included. Two short abstracts in English and in French (100 words each at the most) must be included. Authors are asked to follow the formatting guide available online:

Evaluation of the articles

All articles sent to the journal are submitted to peers through a blind-review. Two members of the scientific committee are asked to evaluate each paper (evaluation takes up to 1 or 2 months). They must provide a written evaluation for each paper. If the two reviewers accept the paper (with minor revisions in some cases), the paper is then selected for publication.

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