Call for papers BJCS: Indigenous peoples and Canada

British Journal of Canadian Studies (BJCS) is calling for papers for a special issue on Indigenous peoples and Canada (Deadline: December 30, 2022).

The issue aims to be an interdisciplinary exploration of, as Pamela Palmeter (2020) called it in the title of her recent book, Indigenous resistance and resurgence in this moment in Canadian history. Papers from a broad array of disciplines in Canadian Studies will be considered, including:

  • Literary studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Business and economics
  • Any other discipline relating to Indigenous people and First Nations and Canada

The Special Issue is scheduled to be published in Autumn 2023. The initial deadline for the submission of papers to be considered is 30 December 2022.

The editors’ decision will be communicated to the authors of the successful submissions by 31 March, 2023. Those whose papers have been accepted for inclusion in the issue will have until 31 May, 2023 to submit revised articles.

Articles, in either official language, should be submitted as an email attachment in both formats .doc (or .docx) and .pdf, to the Guest Editor at and copied to the Editor

Please indicate ‘manuscript submission indigenous for BJCS’ in the subject heading to ensure easy identification and processing of your submission. Please omit all identifying names and markers of the author(s) from the document containing the article itself, as the manuscript will be blind peer-reviewed. Your name, email address and institutional affiliation should be included in the covering email, along with any additional information for the editor.

Articles should normally be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, although shorter or longer articles will be considered. The article should be accompanied by an abstract of 150 words. Contributions should be word-processed and double-spaced, including quotations and notes. Notes should be kept to a minimum and gathered at the end of the article, before the References list, not printed as footnotes on each page. If in doubt, please consult the most recent issue of the journal as a guide: v=1644341675.

Articles submitted for consideration will be reviewed anonymously and may be accepted or refused by the Editorial Board on the basis of the recommendations made by the reviewers. If an article is accepted subject to revisions, feedback will be communicated to authors and final acceptance of the article will be subject to satisfactory completion of the revisions.

Whilst articles will be double blind reviewed, priority may be given to authors from First Nations, Métis or Inuit communities from the pool of accepted articles.

See below for further information on the nature and scope of the journal.

Tracie Scott, Guest Editor, BJCS
Maeve Conrick, Editor, BJCS

Launched over thirty years ago, the BJCS is broad-based, multidisciplinary, and international, welcoming contributions from all areas of the arts and humanities and the economic and social sciences. For further information on the journal see the BJCS webpage at

Enquiries about submitting an article to the journal should be sent to the Editor, Maeve Conrick. Proposals for special issues on specific Canadian themes are especially welcome. Please address proposals or queries regarding the journal to the BJCS Editor, Professor Maeve Conrick, at