Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope




aboriginal policy studies is an online, peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary journal that, on a semi-annual basis, publishes original, scholarly, and policy-relevant research on issues relevant to Métis, non-status Indians and urban Aboriginal people in Canada. We encourage the submission of articles by and for a wide audience of scholars, researchers, community activists, and policy-makers. Though focused on the Canadian milieu, we welcome comparative work from a broader Indigenous context of interest or international work instructive to the Canadian context. A similarly broad scope of methodological approaches is encouraged.

 

 

Section Policies

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

ARTICLES

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COMMENTARY

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

BOOK REVIEWS AND FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

aboriginal policy studies utilizes an editorial board representing some of the most well-known and well-regarded Aboriginal policy experts from across Canada and internationally. The editorial board helps to ensure the timely reviews of manuscripts in their area of expertise and advice on the journal’s overall content.

Submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the editor to ensure they meet the style guidelines, word count, and subject matter set out in the journal’s general guidelines. Manuscripts that pass the internal review are subsequently sent out for assessment to two external reviewers. These reviews are normally required within thirty days, at which point the reviewer will submit an evaluation based on an assessment of: originality; importance to researchers or practitioners in the field; interest for researchers or practitioners outside the field; and methodological rigour. Wherever possible, one of the reviewers will include a member of the Editorial Board.

aboriginal policy studies has a double-blind manuscript review policy.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal articles will be published collectively, as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents, semi annually.  Anticipated publication dates are October and April.

 

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...

 

Publisher

For more information on the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta please see http://www.ualberta.ca/NATIVESTUDIES.

 

Genesis of aps

aboriginal policy studies was established following a seminal meeting of the Research Advisory Circle to the Aboriginal Policy Research Network (APRN), Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and non-status Indians, in the summer of 2009. The journal is the scholarly, arms-length successor to a prior initiative undertaken by the APRN and the Institute on Governance, an Ottawa-based think tank. That initiative, which concluded in the spring of 2010, yielded the Aboriginal Policy Research Series: to access those papers, please follow
the following link:
http://iog.ca/en/knowledge-areas/aboriginal-governance/aboriginal-policy-research-initiative



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