The London Journal of Canadian Studies

An interdisciplinary open-access journal publishing high quality papers specialising in Canadian history, politics, culture and society.

Journal aims and scope

The London Journal of Canadian Studies (LJCS) is an interdisciplinary fully peer reviewed, open access journal specialising in Canadian history, politics, culture and society and has been published annually since 1984. Many leading UK Canadianists based at the University of London and UCL have been associated with it during its 30-year history.

Volumes of the LJCS are usually themed issues, with each volume consisting of refereed articles addressing a topic of interest to Canadians, Canadianists and anyone with a general interest in Canada.



Dr Tony McCulloch, Institute of the Americas, UCL, UK.


Editorial Board 

Prof Phillip Buckner, Honorary Fellow, UCL Institute of the Americas, UK
Prof Richard Dennis, Professor Emeritus, UCL Geography, UCL, UK
Dr Philip Hatfield, Director, Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library, UK
Prof Christopher Kirkey, Center for the Study of Canada, State University of New York (SUNY), USA
Prof Itesh Sachdev, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK


Journal information

ISSN: 2397-0928

Published by:
UCL Press
University College London (UCL)
Gower Street

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Publication frequency: The London Journal of Canadian Studies publishes one issue per year.


Contact the journal

All general enquiries should be made to the Editor.


Open-access policy

All articles published in The London Journal of Canadian Studies are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) 4.0 international license agreement and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. The CC-BY license agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work. Further information regarding this can be found at and licensing terms and conditions can be found in our Journals Editorial Policy.


Abstracting & indexing

UCL Press works with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. Articles published in the London Journal of Canadian Studies are indexed in the following:

  • Dimensions  
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCOHost
  • Google Scholar
  • OCLC
  • OpenAIRE 
  • Portico digital archive
  • ScienceOpen database
  • UCL Discovery  
  • Baidu


Peer review

The London Journal of Canadian Studies operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.

Further information regarding peer review can be found in our Peer Review Policy.


Article publication charges (APC)

UCL Press journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication in this journal. The London Journal of Canadian Studies Society authors will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication of their article.


Archival content

UCL Press is working with the Editors of the journal to digitise and make freely available the previous volumes of The London Journal of Canadian Studies. To enquire about past issues, please contact the Editor. Updates regarding digitised issues will be issued here on an on-going basis.


How to submit

Authors should follow the journal’s author guidelines. Manuscripts that are not formatted appropriately for the journal will be referred to edit accordingly before peer review.

All submissions should be sent to the Editor. Please email your full manuscript, author CV, as well as a 300 word abstract to the Editor at

Before submitting to the journal, all authors must have read and agreed to the journal’s editorial policy, found here.


Preparing your manuscript

Authors are requested to reference the UCL Press author guidelines, as well as the following specific instructions outlined here. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure adherence to the style guide. Please note that editors will not undertake any extensive formatting to this extent, and anything not adhering to the guidelines might be returned for revision.

The London Journal of Canadian Studies operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review. The word count should be clearly indicated. All submissions must be in .doc or .docx format to facilitate the peer-review process.



Title page (non-blinded version)
Include the full title, the full names of contributing authors including their institutions/affiliation and address, and their institutional email address (including ORCiD ID’s). The corresponding author should also be identified.

Present the abstract as an overview of your article (up to 250 words), giving a summary of the contents and major themes. (Note that this will ultimately be used by search engines, and it will form part of the meta-data that will be seen first by people searching your article.)

Please list up to 10 keyword terms that accurately reflect the article.

Main body of text

List of abbreviations
If any abbreviations have been used, please define and list them accordingly under this heading.

End notes
Use endnotes rather than footnotes, for any additional notes and information. These appear at the end of the main text, before References. All notes should be used only where crucial clarifying information needs to be conveyed.

The Acknowledgements page mentions everyone whose contribution to the work you wish to recognise.

A full references list should contain all the sources cited in the text.

Declarations and conflict of interests
Clearly state the following in the article:

  • Consent from all authors for publication and their contributions
  • Clearly declare any possible conflicts of interest, including but not limited to financial and non-financial competing interests. Where there are no conflicts of interests or competing interests, authors must clearly declare this under the same heading. For further information, please refer to the journal’s Editorial Policy.
  • Ethics approval statement (where applicable)
  • Consent for publication (where applicable)


Article types

Original research article
Original research articles are detailed studies reporting original research classified as primary literature.

Review article
Reviews provide critical and systematic appraisal of the current research to provide authoritative judgement to its particular context, topic, and field.

Book review
Book reviews are brief concise articles that provide an evaluation of a published scholarly book.

Book reviews are generally invited only, however suggestions are welcome and should be sent to the Editors of the journal. A book review might assess the importance of a book's contributions to a particular field covered by the journal’s aims and scope and should aim to objectively review the strengths and weaknesses that concern the journal’s audience. (Please refer to the journal’s aims and scope).


Special issues

The London Journal of Canadian Studies welcomes proposals from Guest Editors for specific special issues. These special issues are themed and focused publications that fit within the overarching remit of the journal. Proposals are welcome from editors with a specialism in any relevant field.

All general enquiries should be made to the Editor.


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