Scholarly journals 

The Federation's member associations publish numerous scholarly journals and reviews.

List of association journals

A/J or Alternatives Journal

Environmental Studies Association of Canada

A\J, or Alternatives Journal, is Canada’s national environmental magazine, independently publishing intelligent & informed environmental journalism since 1971.


Canadian Anthropology Society

Anthropologica is the official journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA). Anthropologica is peer-reviewed and publishes two issues per year (Spring and Fall), with innovative sections for theoretical, experimental, and practitioner-based scholarship in cultural anthropology. 

CAML Review 

Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres

CAML Review welcomes submissions of articles, reports, news, essays, and reviews on topics relevant to the purposes of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML), particularly those pertaining to music in Canada, music librarianship and archival management, and bibliography.

Canadian-American Theological Review 

Canadian-American Theological Association

The Canadian-American Theological Review (CATR) is the primary academic publication of the Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA), intended to facilitate conversation on matters of theology, Scripture, and culture. Published twice annually, the journal includes contributions from leading theological and biblical scholars from around the world. CATR is blind peer-reviewed, digitally indexed, and licensed by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

Canadian Society for the History of Medicine

Founded in 1984, the CBMH/BCHM is the leading national journal for the history of medicine, health, and related fields. Its aim is to situate the history of health, medicine, and biomedical science within local, regional, and international contexts. We publish high quality, original, refereed articles in French and English.

Canadian Food Studies 

Canadian Association for Food Studies

Canadian Food Studies is CAFS’ open-access journal, featuring peer-reviewed publications that are as diverse and entangled as the subject of food itself. CFS contributors provide critical perspectives on the ways in which humans, food, and the natural and built environments construct one another. As a whole, the journal represents how food serves as a point of connection among communities of thought and practice, challenging disciplinary and sectorial boundaries, and inspire new frontiers of thinking.

The Canadian Geographer 

Canadian Association of Geographers

The aim of The Canadian Geographer (TCG) is to publish cutting edge geographical research with strong contemporary resonance. We welcome papers that challenge the status quo, promote social justice, and address significant social, scientific and technical issues in Canada and globally.

Canadian Jewish Studies 

Association for Canadian Jewish Studies

Canadian Jewish StudiesÉtudes juives canadiennes is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal devoted to original scholarship that illuminates any and all aspects of the Canadian Jewish experience. Published annually since 1993 and bi-annually since 2019 by the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies / l’Association d’études juives canadiennes (ACJS/Aéjc), the electronic version of journal is free and accessible here.

Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education

Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education

The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education is committed to the dissemination of knowledge derived from disciplined inquiry in the field of adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning. It is a refereed journal that publishes in both of Canada's two official languages. The CJSAE publishes original reports of research that utilize all recognized social research methodologies including empirical, interpretive, ethnographic, historical, comparative, hermeneutic, and philosophical studies. It publishes critical reviews of the literature of adult education and essays that focus on analytic examinations and critiques of issues in adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning. It also publishes biographical and autobiographical reflections on the field and practice of adult education.

Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 

Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians

The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship / Revue canadienne de bibliothéconomie universitaire (CJAL/Rcbu) is a bilingual, open access journal published by CAPAL/ACBES. Submissions need not have a geographical focus; however, if they do, the focus should be on Canada or have a strong connection to Canada. The journal publishes articles on topics related to the profession of academic librarianship or the discipline of library and information studies.

Canadian Journal of African Studies

Canadian Association of African Studies

The Canadian Journal of African Studies (CJAS) is published three times a year by the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS). Launched in 1967, CJAS represents a key vehicle by which CAAS promotes the study of Africa in Canada and provides the necessary scholarly infrastructure to support Canadian Africanist scholars working in and across all disciplines. As the official publication of CAAS, CJAS advances the organizational goals to improve knowledge and awareness of Africa as well as the problems and aspirations of its people, to inform Canadian policy on and in Africa, and to generate public interest in the study and understanding of Africa in Canada.

Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics

Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics

The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics is an open access, bilingual, scientific, and professional journal that publishes empirical research (framed within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods paradigms), theoretical articles, essays, and original literature reviews. The CJAL only considers manuscripts that have clear implications for language teaching, learning, or use.

Canadian Journal of Development Studies 

Canadian Association for the Study of International Development

The Canadian Journal of Development Studies is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bilingual forum for critical research and reflection on the complex problems of international development theory, policy and practice. The CJDS publishes articles and review essays, and the Journal aims to keep readers informed with occasional commentaries, practical notes and reviews of recent books and other media on international development. The CJDS is global in its outlook and encourages contributions from scholars and practitioners around the world.

Canadian Journal of Economics 

Canadian Economics Association

The Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE) is a general interest journal that welcomes submissions in all fields. It receives around 300 submissions per year and publishes around 50 of these papers. The CJE seeks to maintain and enhance its position as a major internationally recognized general interest journal and is very receptive to high quality papers on any topic and from any source. In addition, as the Journal of the Canadian Economics Association, the CJE is very interested in high quality empirical papers about the Canadian economy or about Canadian economic issues.

Canadian Journal of Education

Canadian Society for the Study of Education

The Canadian Journal of Education (CJE) is a national peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the membership of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. The CJE prioritizes research and scholarly writing that is of relevance to the Canadian education community. The journal is read by scholars worldwide, and aims to represent the valuable contributions that Canadian scholars in education continue to make to the field. The Journal accepts and publishes both French and English articles and book reviews. 

Canadian Journal of Film Studies 

Film Studies Association of Canada

The Canadian Journal of Film Studies is Canada's leading academic peer-reviewed film journal. RCÉC has published bi-annually since its launch in 1990.

The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 

Canadian Association for Information Science

The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS/RCSIB) is a refereed, scholarly periodical published by the Canadian Association of Information Science. Established in 1976, the journal is recognized internationally for its authoritative bilingual contributions to library and information science research. The editorial policy of the journal is to continue the advancement of library and information science in both English and French in Canada by serving as a forum for discussion of theory and research.

Canadian Journal of Irish Studies

Canadian Association for Irish Studies

The Canadian Association for Irish Studies (CAIS) has been serving students of Irish culture for over thirty years, seeking to foster and encourage the study of Irish culture in Canada. It also works to encourage young scholars and develop the next generation of Irish studies enthusiasts as well as support discussion of current issues in Irish studies and culture through conferences, publications, and online resources.

The Canadian Journal of Higher Education

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education

The Canadian Journal of Higher Education is a peer-reviewed and open-access publication of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. The journal’s aim is to contribute to research and scholarly debate on higher education in Canada.

Canadian Journal of Law and Society 

Canadian Law and Society Association

The Canadian Journal of Law and Society (CJLS) is a bilingual periodical publishing innovative research in the broad field of law and society scholarship. Rooted in the distinctive Canadian Law and Society movement, CJLS features international scholarship concerning the intersection of law and sociology, cultural studies, literature, political science, criminology, history, human rights, gender studies and political economy. 


Canadian Journal of Linguistics

Canadian Linguistic Association

The Canadian Journal of Linguistics publishes articles of original research in linguistics in both English and French. The articles deal with linguistic theory, linguistic description of natural languages, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition, and other areas of interest to linguists.


Canadian Journal of Political Science

Canadian Political Science Association

The Canadian Journal of Political Science is the leading political science journal in Canada and publishes cutting-edge research in all areas of the discipline. The Journal is the primary forum for innovative research on all facets of Canadian politics and government as well as the principal outlet for Canadian political science scholarship. It publishes original research articles, research notes, new data sets, commentaries, review articles, replications and book reviews in all areas of political science, including but not limited to: contemporary political theory; federalism and multilevel governance; gender and politics; governmental institutions and processes; the history of political thought; Indigenous-settler relations; international relations and foreign policy; political behaviour; public administration and public policy; race and identity. Submissions are accepted in English and in French.


The Canadian Journal of Practical Philosophy

Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics

The Canadian Journal of Practical Philosophy (CJPP) is an on-line, open access publication. Like the Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics, which has always encouraged participation from critical thinkers at large and with which the CJPP has historically been associated, the CJPP seeks submissions from across the curriculum.

Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

Canadian Comparative Literature Association

Published on behalf of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, the CRCL is providing a forum for scholars engaged in the study of literature from both an international and an interdisciplinary point of view. The editors define Comparative Literature in the broadest manner. The journal publishes articles on the international history of literature, theory of literature, methods of literary scholarship, the problematics of translated literature and translation studies, literature and the other arts, and the relations of literature to other media and disciplinary areas.

Canadian Review of Sociology 

Canadian Sociological Association

Canadian Review of Sociology is the journal of the Canadian Sociological Association. The CRS/RCS is committed to the dissemination of innovative ideas and research findings that are at the core of the discipline. The CRS publishes both theoretical and empirical work that reflects a wide range of methodological approaches.

Canadian Slavonic Papers

Canadian Association of Slavists

Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue canadienne des slavistes (CSP/RCS), founded in 1956, is a quarterly, interdisciplinary journal of the Canadian Association of Slavists, publishing in English and French. CSP/RCS is devoted to problems of Central and Eastern Europe. It is a forum for scholars from a range of disciplines: language and linguistics, literature, history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, philosophy, and the arts. This is the only interdisciplinary scholarly outlet for Slavists in Canada and one of the major journals in the field in North America. It has an international readership and subscribers.

The Canadian Social Work Review 

Canadian Association for Social Work Education

The Canadian Social Work Review (CSWR) is a bilingual, peer-reviewed journal that reflects current thinking and focuses upon contemporary concerns relevant to Canadian and international social work practice and education. The purpose of the journal is to advance social work scholarship, practice, and education by publishing original research, critical analysis, and debate that enriches or challenges existing knowledge.

Canadian Studies in Population 

Canadian Population Society

Canadian Studies in Population is an established international forum for research on population processes in Canada and around the world. Emphasis is placed on cutting-edge research relevant to demography and other population-related fields (including economics, geography, sociology, health sciences, public policy, and environmental sciences). The journal publishes original research articles and brief research notes that make an empirical, theoretical or methodological contribution.


Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 

Canadian Philosophical Association

Dialogue is the official journal of the Canadian Philosophical Association, published with grant support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Its purpose is to publish high quality peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book symposia, and critical notices in English and in French, in support of the Association’s mandate to promote philosophical scholarship and education. It is open to contributions in all branches of academic philosophy provided that they engage with the philosophical literature and are referenced accordingly. Readers include professional teachers of philosophy, graduate students, and others with an interest in the field.

Digital Studies 

Canadian Society for Digital Humanities

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique is a refereed academic journal that serves as an Open Access area for formal scholarly activity and as a resource for researchers in the Digital Humanities. It is published for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations under the direction of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities by the Open Library of the Humanities. Submissions to DSCN focus on the intersection of technology and humanities research. 

Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing

Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie (DW/R) is the official journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing. The journal is open access and aims to promote a range of approaches to writing and discourse research within the humanities and social sciences. It welcomes contributions on theoretical and pedagogical issues related to discourse and writing from a variety of academic fields, including communication, education, rhetoric, English, linguistics, journalism, psychology, and sociology.

ESC: English Studies in Canada

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

As one of Canada's longest-running and widest-ranging scholarly journals, ESC has a legacy of publishing a rich variety of complex and thoughtful scholarship in the field of English Studies, including special issues on topics of note and concern to the community. Both new and established scholars from around the globe publish with us.


Folklore Studies Association of Canada

The Folklore Studies Association of Canada has published the journal Canadian Folklore canadien since 1979. This bilingual journal is intended to disseminate knowledge about activities concerning folklore and ethnology, in Canada and elsewhere, through the publication of articles, book reviews, notes, and other information pertaining to research and academic inquiry in all branches of folklore. At the 1998 annual general meeting, the membership of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada voted to change the name of its journal from Canadian Folklore canadien to Ethnologies.


Canadian Society of Medievalists

Florilegium is an international, peer-reviewed journal concerned with the study of late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Florilegium publishes original scholarly research in all areas of late antique and medieval studies and especially welcomes papers, in English or French, which take a cross-cultural or interdisciplinary approach to history, literature, or any other relevant area of study.

Historical Papers: Canadian Society of Church History

Canadian Society of Church History

Since 1967, the Canadian Society of Church History has published a selection of papers delivered at its annual meeting in the scholarly journal Historical Papers: Canadian Society of Church History. Members of the Society receive a subscription to this journal as part of their membership.

Historical Studies 

Canadian Catholic Historical Association

Historical Studies is an annual peer-reviewed publication of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association. It publishes articles on the history of Catholicism in Canada or on topics that have a connection to the Canadian Catholic experience. Periodically, the journal will also publish historiographical articles that summarize and assess new trends and developments in Catholic history, as well as reviews of new books that significantly affect our understanding of Canadian Catholic history.

Hungarian Studies Review

Hungarian Studies Association of Canada

Hungarian Studies Review is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to publishing humanities and social scientific scholarship on contemporary and historical issues related to Hungary and the surrounding region, and to the Hungarian diaspora. The Hungarian Studies Review is sponsored by the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada and the Hungarian Studies Association based in the United States. 

Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music

Canadian University Music Society

Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music is an open-access and digitally published journal and is it the principal Canadian outlet for refereed scholarly research. The global aim of the journal is to publish research by scholars from around the world. Its particular mandate is to represent Canadian research to other Canadians, and thus to support awareness and interaction among Canadians interested in music research, as well as to represent Canadian research and Canadian music to the world.

Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 

Canadian Historical Association

Founded in 1922 as the Report of the Annual Meeting (from 1966-1989 under the title Historical Papers) the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada publishes papers in any field that opens up new avenues of historical enquiry, explores a subject previously treated in a fresh and promising fashion, and/or employs a method or approach of interest to historians working outside the narrow specialization of the paper in question.

Labour/Le Travail

Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies

Labour/Le Travail is the official, semi-annual publication of the Canadian Committee on Labour History. Since it began publishing in 1976, it has carried many important articles in the field of working-class history, industrial sociology, labour economics, and labour relations. Although primarily interested in a historical perspective on Canadian workers, the journal is interdisciplinary in scope.


Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

Leisure/Loisir is prepared by the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS), in cooperation with the Ontario Research Council on Leisure (ORCOL). Beginning in 2010, the journal is published quarterly by Routledge.

Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association

Canadian Game Studies Association

Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association is a forum for publishing original and interdisciplinary academic research on video games. We accept work from a variety of perspectives: from research on video game cultures and industries to educational approaches to the study and development of digital games, and from computer science driven papers on designing and testing games to psychological research on video games and their effects. Founded in 2007, the journal accepts articles from researchers in Canada and worldwide. We publish at least two issues per year.


Classical Association of Canada

Mouseion aims to be a distinctively comprehensive Canadian journal of Classical Studies, publishing articles and reviews in both French and English. One issue annually is normally devoted to archaeological topics, including field reports, finds analysis, and the history of art in antiquity. The other two issues welcome work in all areas of interest to scholars; this includes both traditional and innovative research in philology, history, philosophy, pedagogy, and reception studies, as well as original work in and translations into Greek and Latin.

Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA) Journal

Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association

The Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA) Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology, including online learning, technology-mediated learning, social media, open education, digital and open scholarship, emerging technologies for learning or research, and other topics or interdisciplinary ways in which technology and society intersect.

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada 

Bibliographical Society of Canada

The purpose of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is to publish original articles and notes in the field of bibliography and/or the history of the book, a field broadly construed to include printing and publishing history, studies of authorship, print culture studies, digital humanities, copyright history, the history of reading, textual studies, scholarly editing, library history, historical bibliography, descriptive/analytic bibliography, communications studies, media history, and any literary or historical research that takes particular account of the material forms of texts. 



Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture

PhaenEx is a scholarly journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for original research in theory or culture from existential or phenomenological perspectives, broadly construed. This includes but is not restricted to philosophical and critical inquiries related to art, literature, science, technology, popular culture, religion, gender and sexuality, applied moral issues and social relations, as well as the history of continental philosophy itself. 

Recherches Francophones

Association internationale d'étude des littératures et cultures de l'espace francophone

Founded in 2020, Recherches Francophones has a rotating editorial board and scientific committee. It publishes analytical texts on the arts, literature and French-speaking culture on the basis of a precise writing protocol and a double peer review. Recherches Francophones publishes an annual thematic issue following an international call for contributions and also, exceptionally, special issues.

Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme

Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies

Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, bilingual quarterly. The journal publishes articles and book reviews on all aspects of the Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern world: literature, geography, history, religion, art, music, society, and economics. Articles on related periods of history are also considered.

Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 

Canadian Association of Hispanists

The RCEH is the official publication of the Canadian Association of Hispanists. It has worldwide distribution and accepts research papers on language, literature, cinema, and cultural history of the Hispanic world, written in any of the Hispanic languages, in French or in English. The magazine also has a reviews section. It publishes three annual issues, one of which is a monograph.


RhetCanada/Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric

Rhetor is a scholarly peer-reviewed online journal published biennially by the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR). The Library and Archives Canada has added the online journal Rhetor to their electronic collection. The CSSR has agreed to “open access,” which means anyone can view and download the publication through the Internet.

Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 

Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada

Scandinavian-Canadian Studies is a journal published by the AASSC (Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada). It expresses in concrete — and more recently virtual — form the Association’s conviction that there is much to be learned from peoples of Scandinavia, not least by Canadians, who share a comparable geopolitical situation, not to mention social and cultural values. Articles deal with a wide range of subjects: translation studies, mermaids, multiculturalism, the films of Bergman, Ibsen and other writers, Scandinavian immigration to Canada, Icelandic sagas, and so on. The first volume was published in 1983.

Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies

German Studies Canada

Founded in 1965, Seminar is one of the leading journals today for the study of Germanic literature, media and culture. It seeks to publish the highest-quality scholarship on a range of fields including philology, philosophy, aesthetics, media studies, visual culture, gender studies, and transnationalism in so far as they relate to German-language material or other languages in a German-cultural context. Seminar is available in print and online.

Socialist Studies

Society for Socialist Studies

Socialist Studies / Études socialistes is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and open-access journal with a focus on describing and analysing social, economic and/or political injustice, and practices of struggle, transformation, and liberation.

Studies in Religion

Canadian Society for the Study of Religion

Studies in Religion is a peer-reviewed, bilingual academic quarterly, serving scholars who work in a wide range of sub-fields in religious studies and theological studies. It publishes scholarly articles of interest to specialists, but written so as to be intelligible to other scholars who wish to keep informed of current scholarship. 

Theatre Research in Canada

Canadian Association for Theatre Research

The journal plays an active role in broadening the parameters of theatre scholarship, through engagement with multi- and interdisciplinary research; studies of specific cultural groups and intercultural exchange; investigations of new and emergent technologies; and explorations of theatricality and performativity beyond the traditional contexts of theatre and drama.

TTR : Traduction, terminologie, rédaction

Canadian Association for Translation Studies

TTR : Traduction, Terminologie, Rédaction is a leading translation studies journal devoted to disciplines that study texts and their interlinguistic and intercultural transformation. It covers themes associated with translation, terminology and writing, as well as related disciplines such as interpretation, audiovisual translation (dubbing, subtitling, etc.), editing, and intercultural communication. Proposals for thematic issues, as well as individual submissions, are welcome.