About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies (CJERS) is an online Canadian academic journal that publishes research articles and book/literature reviews related to the European Union, its Member States, the states of the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. The journal is interdisciplinary with a focus on the social sciences, policy studies, law, and international affairs. The goals of the journal are to provide an accessible forum for research and to promote high standards of scholarship. CJERS is an open-access journal, which means that all published papers are available to users free of charge. The journal welcomes submissions from established researchers, young scholars, and advanced graduate students.

The journal is published by the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University and is a joint project of:

Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a cross-Canada research network housed in the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University

The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Carleton University) and its associated research unit, the Centre for European Studies

Peer Review Process

Upon the receipt of submission, your manuscript will go through a preliminary internal review process. There is no fee for submission or processing charges. If your work is determined to meet CJERS’s mandate and basic standards, we will then send it for double-blind review by two scholars appropriate to your field of research. We will contact you regarding the estimated timeline of this process. Four weeks is a standard review time, but this estimate may vary depending on the availability of reviewers specializing in a particular area of research.

Reviewers will be asked to assess your manuscript by choosing one of the following judgements:

  • Accepted for publication with no revisions [work suitable for publication; it requires only formatting and copy-editing by the journal but no other revisions by the author]
  • Ready for publication with minor changes [work has been approved for publication with CJERS, but the author must first make all necessary revisions based on reviewer/editor’s comments and submit to review by journal staff]
  • Revise and resubmit [work is not ready or accepted for publication, but is of sufficient merit to warrant subsequent review by the journal once revisions are made; authors are invited to revise the piece according to reviewer comments and submit it again. Upon resubmission, reviewers and/or editors will determine whether or not the revisions are sufficient to merit publication. The paper may have to undergo another round of reviews, if deemed necessary.]
  • Reject [not suitable for publication in this journal]

 The assessments of the reviewers, along with a summary of their substantive comments, will be provided to authors.

Publication ethics and misconduct statement

CJERS adheres to the ethical guidelines laid out by the Canadian Organization of Publication Ethics, COPE, to reach the highest standards in ethical practices for academic journals. The editors of CJERS will take every reasonable step to identify and prevent publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred and in no case shall the journal or its editors encourage such conduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the journal editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct they shall deal with allegations appropriately including correcting or retracting articles.The journal is prepared to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Open Access Policy

CJERS publishes under the Creative Commons copyright license (CC-BY-NC-ND)  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode. As such, this journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Once published, any online postings must include a link back to the publication in this journal.

Copyright License

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Once published, any online postings must include a link back to the publication in this journal.

Digital Preservation Policy

CJERS content and database is archived within the Ontario Library Research Cloud (OLRC).

Sponsors

CJERS is published by the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University and is a joint project of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue and the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue

Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Centre for European Studies

Sources of Support

The Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue is supported by the Carleton University and the Centre for European Studies.