Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Canadian Studies in Population has a broad interest in substantive and technical demography and related fields of study. While Canadian Studies in Population will continue to emphasize Canadian content, the editorial board encourages manuscript submissions from all sectors of the international community.

It is assumed that manuscripts submitted for review to Canadian Studies in Population have not been previously published and are not scheduled for publication elsewhere. Submission of a manuscript to other professional journals while that manuscript is under review by Canadian Studies in Population is unacceptable.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Introduction to the Special Issue

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reflection

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Commentaries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Review Essay

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The CSP relies on the advice of its editorial board members as well as selected specialists who represent a wide range of demographic and social science expertise representing Canadian and international perspectives on demography and population studies. Submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the editor to ensure that style guidelines, word count, and subject matter are in accordance with the journal’s general guidelines. Manuscripts that pass the internal review are then sent to three external reviewers for assessment. Evaluations are expected within one month, addressing such matters as: 1) significance/contribution to the field; 2) appropriateness for the journal; 3) quality of the research; 4) quality of writing (clarity, style, and organization); 5) methodological contribution. The reviewer makes one of four recommendations:

a) Must publish as it is an important contribution and will likely stimulate further work in the area

b) Should publish as it makes a significant contribution

c) Publish if possible, it is a minor contribution

d) Not publish, it makes no contribution to the field of demography/population studies

When a manuscript is recommended for "revision and resubmit," in most cases the revised manuscript is returned to the initial reviewers for reevaluation.

Every attempt is made to provide authors with prompt and useful comments on their manuscripts. When the editorial decision is to revise and resubmit, CSP policy is to make a decision after the second set of reviews. When manuscripts are rejected, every effort is made to provide the author with constructive suggestions regarding how they might revise the paper for submission to another journal.

 

Publication Frequency

Canadian Studies in Population publishes 2 issues per year.

Articles are published on a first-view basis.

 

Open Access Policy

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Journal Citation

Canadian Studies in Population is indexed in Web of Science, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Sociological Abstracts.

 

Editorial Board, 2014

Gunnar Andersson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Rod Beaujot, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Alain P. Bélanger, INRS, Urbanisation, Culture et Société, Canada

Robert Bourbeau, University of Montreal, Canada

Thomas K. Burch, University of Victoria, Canada

Monica Boyd, University of Toronto, Canada

Giuseppe De Bartolo, University of Cosenza, Italy

Barry Edmonston, University of Victoria, Canada

Alain Gagnon, University of Montreal, Canada

Danielle Gauvreau, Concordia University, Canada

M.V. George, Emory University, USA

Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide, Australia

Cathie Krull, Queen's University, Canada

Evelyne Lapierre-Adamcyck, University of Montreal, Canada

Wolfgang Lutz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Susan McDaniel, University of Lethbridge, Canada

Margaret Michalowski, Statistics Canada, Canada

Melinda Mills, University of Oxford, UK

Karel Neels, Antwerp University, Belgium

Ian Pool, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Amélie Quesnell-Vallée, McGill University, Canada

K.V. Rao, India Network Foundation, USA

Zenaida R. Ravanera, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Anatole Romaniuc, University of Alberta, Canada

Byron G. Spencer, McMaster University, Canada

Leroy Stone, Statistics Canada, Canada

Chirayath Suchindran, University of North Carolina, USA

Lorne Tepperman, University of Toronto, Canada

Rosemary A. Venne, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Andrew Wister, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Zheng Wu, University of Victoria, Canada

 

Editorial Assistant, 2014

Wendy Aujla, University of Alberta, Canada