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About the journal

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 Global Affairs, 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 the editor-in-chief and four assistant editors, in charge of the day-to-day editorial work. The editors are assisted by an editorial board made up of European and Canadian scholars. It is in charge of the journal’s scientific policy and the themes to be developed, and 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.

The June issue presents articles based on some of the papers selected from AFEC’s annual conference. The December issue is thematic and focuses on a specific topic relevant to contemporary Canada. Both issues offer a transdisciplinary perspective and include a “Varia” section that presents articles outside the main topic. Each issue is prepared by the editor-in-chief, working in association with a specialist of the issue’s main topic, or the organizer of the annual conference. The choice of topic and the call for papers of the thematic issue is 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.

Evaluation of the articles

All articles sent to the journal are submitted to peers through a blind-review. Two members of the editorial board, or in some cases specialists of the topic, are asked to review each paper (review takes up to 1 or 2 months). The editorial board is made up of European and Canadian scholars. Reviewers provide a written review 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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