Academic journals are an important part of the culture and conversations of university scholarship. Faculty and graduate students in the School of Canadian Studies contribute to the scholarship of journals in multiple disciplines as authors, editors and peer-reviewers.

Journal produced at the School

Capstone Seminar Series

The Capstone Seminar Series is an annual peer-reviewed online journal produced by young scholars in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Six issues have been produced between 2011 and 2020 as part of CNDS 4000 Capstone Seminar in Canadian Studies under the direction of professor Anne Trépanier. The latest issue was dedicated to Tackling tensions in Canadian identity narratives. The editorial board for this issue was composed of graduate students from the School of Canadian Studies (Nathaniel Bruni, Miranda Leibel, Alumni Ryan Lux, Jack Mallon, Melissa Pole, Daria Sleiman, and Lindy Van Vliet) and the subject-specialist librarian Martha Attridge-Bufton.

Academic journals in which Canadian Studies faculty and graduate students are involved as editors:

Settler Colonial Studies

Settler Colonial Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which is published four times a year, that was established to respond to a growing demand for reflection and critical scholarship on settler colonialism as a distinct social and historical formation. The journal aims to establish settler colonial studies as a distinct field of scholarly research. Scholars and students will find and contribute to historically-oriented research and analyses covering contemporary issues. We also aim to present multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research involving history, law, genocide studies, indigenous, colonial and postcolonial studies, anthropology, historical geography, economics, politics, sociology, international relations, political science, literary criticism, and cultural and gender studies and philosophy. This journal considers original feature articles and proposals for thematic issues. 

Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’études Canadiennes 

The mandate of the Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue d’études Canadiennes is first, to publish the best scholarship about Canadian history, culture and society, whether the researcher is junior or senior, living in Canada or abroad; and second, to serve as a vehicle for disseminating solid, original research about Canada that falls between the cracks of more narrowly defined journals. 

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society solicits any work purposefully engaged in the decolonization process, regardless of discipline or field, encouraging work that actively seeks undisciplinary connections that work both against and beyond the Western academy. We recognize that this is a wide net to cast but feel strongly that decolonization must happen at all levels, in all fields, and all locations; decolonization seeks to explore the relationships between knowledge and tears down the artificial disciplinary demarcations of dominant ways of knowing and being. Colonial power affects all areas of life and thought – this journal seeks to engage and confront that power at every level. Areas of interest include but are not limited to studies in area studies such as African, Black, Asian and Latin American studies; art; anthropology; ecology; education; ethnic studies; history; Indigenous studies; literature; media studies; social work; and sociology. We are also accepting submissions in different mediums such as video, audio, visual art, or poetry and will work with authors to find a way to best accommodate these pieces.

Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development

The Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (JCHMSD) stimulates and encourages research devoted to the sustainable development of cultural heritage and to the positive contribution of cultural heritage management towards a sustainable environment.
JCHMSD develops the skills and knowledge of the international community working in the field of cultural heritage and sustainable development. It disseminates the results of innovative research and practices, contributing to the improvement of current practices while developing and applying new/emerging practices. JCHMSD publishes a range of theoretical and practical papers based upon quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. Articles are particularly welcome on immovable cultural heritage and its role in sustainable development, as well as the sustainable development of immovable cultural heritage. Immovable cultural heritage ranges from cultural landscapes to monuments. Other relevant dimensions of cultural heritage will also be considered for publication e.g. rural cultural heritage, indigenous cultural heritage management.

Feminist Formations

Feminist Formations is a leading journal for innovative work in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, the journal brings together cutting-edge academic and poetic voices. Issues are published three times a year in spring, fall, and winter. Feminist Formations seeks robust feminist scholarship, visual art, and poetry that can inspire incisive and politically meaningful analyses and action. Feminist Formations is edited by Patti Duncan and based in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University. The editorial team is dedicated to creating an intellectual and creative space for interdisciplinary, intersectional, and transnational feminist scholarship.

Journals hosted by MacOdrum Library

Algonquian Papers – Archive

The Algonquin Papers /Les Actes du Congres des Algonquinistes comprise the annual Algonquian Conference’s collected papers. The research works focused on the linguistic, social, cultural and historical aspects of the Algonquian group of languages and those who speak and have spoken those languages. The Algonquian Papers are currently published by Michigan State University (MSU) Press and edited at the University of Wisconsin by Monica Macaulay and Meg Noodin, with the help of editorial assistant Jonathan Jibson. MacOdrum Library, Carleton University host these archives.

Southern Journal of Canadian Studies

The Southern Journal of Canadian Studies publishes cutting-edge, interdisciplinary scholarship in Canadian Studies. Fully committed to Canada’s critical study, the Southern Journal of Canadian Studies has a rigorous peer-review process and seeks to advance our understanding of Canada and its relationship with North America and the rest of the world. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars working on the study of Canada from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary standpoint.  SJCS is a fully open-source journal that is dedicated to the principle that the development and exchange of ideas is a public good and a belief that making research freely available benefits teachers, students, researchers, and the general public. Articles may employ a variety of methodologies. They may be theoretical or applied in nature; however, they should further an academic understanding of Canada and/or the field of Canadian Studies.General Disclaimer: The views and ideas expressed in the Southern Journal of Canadian Studies are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the editorial team, the journal’s advisory board, or Carleton University.  The MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, is a host to this journal.

Journals with peer reviews by Canadian Studies faculty include:

Other journals of interest