How We Work

Editorial Review process

Submissions are initially evaluated by the editors. Once a submission is approved for peer review, it is prepared for blind review. Suitable reviewers are selected to evaluate submissions based on their professional reputation and experience with the subject matter of the submission and in the appropriate field. Reader reports using “Track Changes” and a formal Peer Review Form are submitted to the journal editors, who forward the former to submitting authors without identifying information, ensuring a double-blind review process. Peer Review Forms contain assessment notes for the editorial team only. They also contain reviewers’ recommendations to publish as is, publish with minor revisions, for revise & resubmit, or to reject. Authors are given a number of weeks to make “minor revisions,” substantially “revise and resubmit” their work. The managing editing team, in consultation with the two peer reviewers, determine if the submission has met review conditions for publication. Some sections of the journal are not peer reviewed, including book reviews, the “Archives Matter” sub-section, the Translation section, editors’ introductions, front matter, and the regular list of relevant archival repositories in Canada.

The journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.



The views, opinions, positions or ideas expressed by the authors and reviewers featured in this journal are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or beliefs of the journal’s editorial team. 



Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes will not publish plagiarized material. We reserve the right to refuse, retract, and unpublish materials that are found to plagiarize with malicious intent.



Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC-BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


Digital archiving

All articles are deposited in Scholars Portal Journals (a Trusted Digital Repository) for long-term preservation and access.