About the Journal

Scope & Focus

Scandinavian-Canadian Studies/Études Scandinaves au Canada is a journal published by the AASSC (Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada/L’Association pour L’Avancement des études Scandinaves au Canada). It expresses in concrete—and more recently virtual—form the Association’s conviction that there is much to be learned from peoples of Scandinavia, not least by Canadians, who share a comparable geopolitical situation, as well as social and cultural histories and values. Articles and reviews, which may be published in either English or French, deal with a wide range of subjects: translation, indigenous studies, postcolonialism, politics, film, contemporary literature, Scandinavian immigration to Canada, Icelandic sagas, and so on. The first volume was published in 1983.

Articles appearing in this journal are indexed in the Modern Languages Association International Bibliography and the International Medieval Bibliography.


Rolling publication

Review Process

Submissions are gathered by the journal editor, who identifies two external peer reviewers to anonymously review the work (double anonymous). There is no form, but the editor asks the reviewers to decide whether the article should be 1) accepted with minor revisions; 2) accepted with major revisions, or 3) rejected. Should there be major disagreements between the two peer reviewers, a third reviewer will be consulted.

Open Access

Scandinavian-Canadian Studies is a diamond open access journal that provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports the greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors will never be charged to submit or publish a manuscript through Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, and all articles will be made available under a Creative Commons license, as indicated in the Copyright Notice section under the Submission Guidelines.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

Authors are encouraged to deposit the published version in an institutional / disciplinary repository immediately on publication. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in ScanCan as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website.

Digital Archiving Policy

This journal will be archived with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Preservation Network and Scholars Portal Journals. These programs offer a decentralized and distributed preservation, perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.