Journal Overview, Focus and Scope


Canadian Ethnic Studies was founded in 1969. It is published three times a year and is the official publication of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.


It is a fully refereed and interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of Canadian research and scholarship in the areas  of ethnicity, ‘race’, immigration, integration, inter-group relations, and the history  of ethnic and racial groups in Canada.  As such, particular focus and scope is paid to distinctive Canadian topics that draw on the legacy of Canadian theory and research.  The scope of the journal encompasses the entire field of ethnic and racial studies in Canada or with relevance to Canada.


In addition to featured articles, regular articles and research notes, issues also may include review articles (scoping reviews, systematic reviews, narrative reviews), book reviews, and an annual index.  The journal also endeavours to publish one special issue a year with guest editors who are experts on a specific topic

The journal has an international readership, both in its printed and online versions.  It is indexed and abstracted in the following:

  • Canadian Periodical Index (Gale)
  • CBCA Complete (Proquest)
  • CBCA Reference (Proquest)
  • Educational Research Abstracts Online (Taylor and Francis)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science)
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (Proquest)
  • Google Scholar
  • MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
  • Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Sociological Abstracts (Proquest)
  • Wilson Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)

Benefits of Subscription


By subscribing to CES, you would be able to join this international community of scholars and you would become a member of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.

3 Issues per Year

Each issue includes articles in areas relating to: the study of ethnicity, immigration, inter-group relations, and the history and cultural life of ethnic groups in Canada. Issues also include book and film reviews, opinions, immigrant memoirs, translations of primary sources and an annual index.


As a subscriber, you would be able to submit articles and book reviews, which would be published with a minimal cost to you.


You would also be able to participate in annual and biannual conferences of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association at a reduced registration cost. At the conference, you would be able to present a paper, participate in sessions and roundtables, and make a poster presentation.  A special issue of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal will showcase selected papers from the conference.

Become a Subscriber

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To make your payment by mail, please include a cheque made payable to Canadian Ethnic Studies, and mail it to the address below:

Canadian Ethnic Studies Association
Social Science 909
2500 University Drive, N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4


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Social Science 909
2500 University Drive, N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Tel: 403-220-7372

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