Focus and Scope

Since at least 1969, the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, in conjunction with the Scottish Studies Foundation, has published essays and reviews related to Scottish history and culture in the journal which, until 2001, was known as Scottish Tradition. In the early years, contributors to this journal included leading scholars in the field such as Ian Cowan, Marcus Merriman, Maurice Lee Jr., and Edward J. Cowan. More recently, the journal has started to implement changes to once again attract scholars of a high caliber. In 2002, the journal's name was changed to the International Review of Scottish Studies in order to make clear our standing within the academic community as the leading centre of Scottish studies outside of Scotland.

Editors and faculty members within the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph are dedicated to continuing to develop the journal in order to reach a greater academic audience while maintaining enough its traditional focus in order to provide readings that meet the interest of our primary subscribers, the members of the Scottish Studies Foundation. To this end, published articles may cover any range of topics pertaining to Scottish Studies, including, but not limited to, history, culture, literature, religion, and the diaspora.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Reviews

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Review Essays

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Bannockburn Special Issue

Editors
  • Alice Glaze
  • Caitlin Holton
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Peer Review Process

Having established a large network of leading scholars in a variety of fields within Scottish Studies, the Centre feels confident that we can ensure the quality of the Journal through the peer review process; therefore, all articles submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed.

 

Publication Frequency

The International Review for Scottish Studies is published annually to coincide with the Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium, which takes place between September and October.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.