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Open Call for Submissions

Canadian Social Studies, since its inception, has both drawn from and pointed to the multiple historical, sociological, geographical, and philosophical/theoretical/political perspectives that constitute the field of social studies education. Focusing on education’s role in helping to foster a better future, the journal publishes original, peer reviewed conceptual and empirical studies. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and research findings that will further the understanding and development of social studies education. CSS is especially interested in contributions that make strong connections between theory and practice. To this end, and recognizing the many sites in which social studies is practiced, we have several sections for potential contributions:


Book reviews and review articles

Loose threads: uncommon expressions of thoughtful exploration: art here in all its forms (with artist statements where desired). Recognizing the diverse ways issues affecting social studies (e.g., environment, poverty) can be represented, for this section, editors invite non-textual products from artists, teachers, and students.

Authors should send electronic copies of their submissions to any one of the following co-editors:

Dr. Kent den Heyer

All submissions should be accompanied by a statement that the submission has not been sent to another publication nor previously published.

Style Manual

Canadian Social Studies uses APA 7th (2019) Edition.

Length of Articles

Articles should be up to 6000 words inclusive of the abstract and documentation. Shorter pieces are also welcomed.

Copyright Clearance

Authors are responsible for obtaining written copyright permission for the use of pictures, tables, maps, diagrams, etc., and longer quotations appearing in their submissions. Any copyright permission must accompany the submission.

Blinding Manuscripts

Authors must blind their manuscripts for review (i.e., concealing or removing author names) only when leaving in author names would reveal their identity. This citation practice often looks like (Author, 2020) or (Author and colleagues, 2020) in text. In many cases, replacing the author's name is not only necessary, but also can unintentionally reveal the author's identity (particularly, if the author's work is unique). Authors should keep the original citation unless it identifies them.

The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) has detailed examples of this practice on their submission site: