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Contributions may take the form of research articles (on average, 8000 words), while conference reports, evaluations, case studies, critical essays, practitioner reflections, and reviews will be considered for our Research Notes or Perspectives segments. 


Submissions are accepted throughout the year. 
The review process usually takes three to four months. 
All confirmed contributors are required to be members of the association.

Please visit our Article Submission Guidelines page for more complete information.

All manuscripts submitted will be reviewed by the editor before being sent out for blind review to two consultants with relevant expertise. Reviewers are chosen from the academic community based on their specialty areas and availability.

In the case of conflicting reports, a third assessor or a member of the editorial board will make the final determination. The selection of articles for inclusion in the journal will be based largely on these reviews, and the issue in which accepted articles are published lies solely with the editors.

Manuscripts are only accepted electronically. 

Manuscripts are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have been submitted only to the Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada journal and that copyright of published articles will be owned by the journal. Authors are responsible for the factual accuracy of their papers and for obtaining permission to reproduce text or illustrations from other publications.

We require the assignment of copyright to the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, though authors are free to use their own work in other collections with the appropriate citation listing where the materials were first published. It is understood that, in return for publication, the journal has the nonexclusive right to publish the contribution and the continuing right, without limit, to include the contribution as part of any reprinting of the issue, in whole or in part, by any means and in any format, including computer-assisted storage and read-out.

The Research Centre for Canadian Ethnic Studies, the Editors and Editorial Board of Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association and its Executive take no responsibility for the opinions or data presented by contributors to Canadian Ethnic Studies.

All contributors whose work is accepted for publication are required to become members of the association if they have not already done so.

Electronic Submissions: Send documents as attachments (in word or RTF format) to ces@ucalgary.ca. Be sure to include your contact information in the email and on your cover page. Please send your cover page as a separate file, and identify both files with your name, e.g.,  Frideres,cescover.doc  and  Frideres,cesmanuscript.doc. Ensure that any identifying features are removed from the manuscript copy that will be sent out for blind review. 

Manuscript Submission Fee must accompany all submissions if the submitter is not a current member of CES. The manuscript submission fee is waived for current members of CES. Please download the Manuscript Submission Form and include it with your submission.

Thank you for your submission to CES.


Founded in 1969, our fully refereed, interdisciplinary journal is devoted to the study of ethnicity, immigration, inter-group relations, and the history and cultural life of ethnic groups in Canada. Issues also include book and film reviews, opinions, immigrant memoirs, translations of primary sources, an "ethnic voices" section, and an annual index. The journal is published three times a year and is the official publication of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.