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Chiasma: A Site For Thought

Chiasma: A Site for Thought was established in September 2013 as an annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal for the generation and dispersion of theory. While recognizing ‘theory’ as a pursuit born of the crossing of continental philosophy, social and political theory, literary criticism, media studies, and cultural studies, Chiasma: A Site for Thought places emphasis on those genetic moments that displace theory from its history, without abandoning it to an auxiliary position between disciplines. The journal therefore aims at the affirmation of theory’s own powers to recombine and mutate the societal, historical, and academic coordinates from which it comes.

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Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Comparative and International Education (formerly known as Canadian and International Education), the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), is published twice a year and is devoted to publishing articles dealing with education in a comparative and international perspective.

Éducation comparée et internationale (anciennement connu sous le nom Éducation canadienne et internationale), la revue officielle de la Société canadienne d'éducation comparée et internationale (SCECI), est publiée deux fois par an et est consacrée à la publication d'articles en rapport à des questions éducatives, à partir d’une perspective comparée et internationale.

Online access to issues over the past year is available to subscribers only.

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Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos is a publication of the Hispanic Studies Graduate Program of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The University of Western Ontario. Entrehojas aims to create a space for academic debate about cultural, linguistic and literary studies.

The main objective of Entrehojas is to make the work of graduate students accessible and to develop research networks.

The Editorial Board of Entrehojas 2014-2015 has decided to introduce a special section on Digital Humanities in its Volume 5. The Call for Papers is intended to be for graduate students who want to publish their working projects that are an intersection between Digital Humanities and Hispanic Studies

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Exceptionality Education International

Exceptionality Education International provides a forum for research and dialogue on topics relevant to the education of people with exceptionalities and how barriers to the full participation of all people in education can be reduced and removed. People with exceptionalities are those from groups who have been traditionally marginalized in education as the result of ability, culture, ethnicity, gender, identity, language, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

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Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (FPQ) is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting feminist philosophical scholarship. We welcome submissions from all areas and traditions of feminist philosophy, and our goal is to be a platform for philosophical research that engages the problems of our time in the broader world.

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Journal for Social Thought

The Journal for Social Thought (JST) is a peer reviewed academic journal run and maintained by graduate students in the department of sociology at Western University in Canada. This journal focuses on publishing the theoretical and empirical contributions of graduate students, post-docs, academic professionals, and independent scholars in an open access platform. Each issue of the JST focuses on either a general theme or different specialized topics related to today’s relevant sociological questions, which fall underneath the general umbrella of social thought. Our mission is to facilitate the exchange of brilliant and innovative ideas in sociology and other related fields, while especially providing an avenue for graduate students to be involved in the publishing and review processes.

See the About This Journal page and our Aims & Scope for a complete coverage and overview of the journal and mission statement.

The Journal for Social Thought is now accepting submissions for its inaugural volume! Please check out our current Call for Papers that has been extended for a final submission deadline of October 15th, 2015.

We are also currently recruiting peer reviewers! See JST Peer Review Information for more details.

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Kino: The Western Undergraduate Journal of Film Studies

Kino: The Western Undergraduate Journal of Film Studies is a student-run publication that serves to exhibit the best of film theory and critique as written by undergraduate students at The University of Western Ontario. Any questions can be submitted by to the Western Undergraduate Film Society.

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Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle (MFDS) est une revue électronique dont l’accès est libre. La Revue est interdisciplinaire, évaluée par des pairs. La Revue accepte actuellement des propositions d’articles (en français ou en anglais) de la part de professionnels du milieu de l’enseignement qui s’efforcent d’améliorer la compréhension du monde “français” du dix-huitième siècle, c’est-à-dire aussi sa réception et son rayonnement international, et également ses expériences coloniales et la réflexion qui les accompagne. La Revue s’intéresse aussi bien aux auteurs canoniques (masculins et féminins) qu’aux auteurs moins connus, aux études de traductions françaises, et à la réception des philosophes et des artistes (peintres, danseurs, dramaturges).

Ce projet continue les quatre numéros publiés par Mestengo Press Altered Narratives: Female Eighteenth-Century Authors Reinterpreted, éds. Servanne Woodward, et Anthony Purdy, Minette Gaudet et Peter Saìz, éditeurs associés, London, Ontario: Mestengo Press, 1997; Public Space of the Domestic Sphere = Espace public de la sphère domestique, éd. Servanne Woodward, et Roland V. Bonnel, Alain Goldschläger, Christine Roulston, et Peter Saìz, éditeurs associés, London, Ontario: Mestengo Press, 1997; Autobiographical Journeys = Promenades autobiographiques, éds. Servanne Woodward & Jeremy Worth, London, Ontario: Mestengo Press, 2001; Marivaux avec Michel Deguy, éds. Servanne Woodward & Wilson Baldridge, London, Ontario: Mestengo Press, 2001. Ces volumes sont maintenant postés électroniquement. Pour les directives supplémentaires sur les propositions d’articles et les exigences relatives à leur format, veuillez cliquer sur le lien «Règles de soumission» sur la barre verticale des menus.

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Liberated Arts: a journal for undergraduate research (Huron University College)

Call for Papers

Liberated Arts is now accepting undergraduate papers for its 2016 issue until November 21, 2015. Submissions can be in any discipline of the Arts and Social Sciences. We encourage essays that explore new arguments, theories, and perspectives, or push the boundaries of undergraduate research. Letters to the Editor, literature reviews and original graphics for the front ‘cover’ are also welcome.

The theme of this year’s issue is: the legitimacy of power. Some topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationships of power
  • Questions of governance
  • Post-colonialism
  • Gender studies
  • Race and class
  • Sources of cultural authority
  • Activism
  • Legal authority
  • Historical structures of power
  • Structures of power in fiction
Authors must currently be completing, or within twelve months of finishing, an undergraduate university degree in a certified university institution. Undergraduate students who have participated in previous issues are welcome to submit new articles. To submit a paper, please see 'Instructions for Authors' found under 'Policies' on the journal sidebar.

Huron University College is a fervent supporter of undergraduate research. Liberated Arts publishes radical and original student research on a variety of topics, with the aim of helping students participate in our wider academic research community. The journal is interdisciplinary in scope and perspective, and is founded on the academic collaboration between students, faculty and staff. We publish the best in undergraduate research, and also welcome letters to the Editor, literature reviews and original graphics for the front journal 'cover'.

Liberated Arts is an open access journal, which means that its content is freely available without charge to readers and their institutions. Readers are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without seeking prior permission from Liberated Arts or the authors. This is in line with the definition of open access from the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

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Mouvances Francophones

Mouvances Francophones (MF) est une revue électronique interdisciplinaire, évaluée par des pairs, et dont l’accès est libre. La Revue accepte actuellement des propositions d’articles (en français de préférence) de la part de professionnels qui définissent la francophonie sub-saharienne (ici principalement les écrivains et critiques).

Les écrivains africains s’expriment en français pour atteindre des lecteurs nationaux et internationaux, les ex-colonisés d'Afrique et d'ailleurs, comme les nationaux des pays colonisateurs ou simplement francophones. D'un autre côté, les littératures francophones post-coloniales sont étudiées par rapport à une identité nationale, et nous nous penchons sur le cas de la littérature francophone « Sub-Saharienne ». Les écrivains francophones sont « sénégalais », « congolais », de la diaspora (le cas des Antilles par exemple), sans compter la zone géographique qu'ils habitent effectivement (Afrique, Europe, Amérique), ni l'arbitraire des frontières rectilignes nationales qui ont divisé des communautés naguère homogènes et indépendantes et qui aujourd'hui divisent certaines ethnies en « minorités » englobées avec d'autres ethnies plus fortunées en ce qu'elles sont restées regroupées. Depuis l'indépendance des colonies d'Afrique, la langue française est alors une langue officielle, que les auteurs utilisent infléchie par l'effet local d'interférences linguistiques ou développements insulaires qui diffèrent de la langue académique française, c'est-à-dire de celle des meilleurs écrivains français canoniques dans l'espace géographique et identitaire de « l'hexagone » français—incluant des écrivains africains tel Senghor.

Reprenant le concept d' « ethnicité fictive » d'Etienne Balibar, Christiane Albert estime que le modèle nationaliste européen élaboré par Herder contre « la conception littéraire universaliste française » supposait « une identité 'naturelle' entre une langue, et une nation qui s'exprimait à travers un patrimoine culturel national garant de « l'âme' d'un peuple » (2005). De ce point de vue, il reste paradoxal que la pratique de l'écriture francophone cimente une unité nationale africaine. Néanmoins, surtout en ce qui concerne le roman de mœurs, une des veine sensible des romancières des années 1980, c’est moins l’universalisme qui est visé, mais une attitude spécifique liée à une pratique ou à la forme spécifique d’interaction locale à réformer ou à repenser—et alors par exemple, la langue française permet de prendre à témoins les groupes externes comme adopter d’emblée une perspective « candide » et « moderne » sur une coutume ou une tradition inutilement blessante.

Depuis 2007, le concept de « littérature-monde » suppose un universalisme cosmopolite qui efface les distinctions entre les littératures nationales pour privilégier la communauté linguistique et abolir les frontières par le qualificatif « francophone » comme distinct de l'identité culturelle française de l'hexagone, ou du Québec, ou « belge ». Par ailleurs, le concept de « littérature migrante » multiplie les nuances et les déclinaisons de « frontières » identitaires, et doubles codes linguistiques, dans la langue française (ou hors de la langue française mais avec elle) et le rapport de la langue à la « nation » d'origine ou d'immigration. La « Littérature Tout-Monde » de Glissant suggère une interpénétration des identités sur un modèle Antillais. L'objectif de ce journal est de suivre les « mouvances » de ces concepts apparemment contradictoires de la francophonie traditionnellement désignée comme « Sub-Saharienne » ou de la diaspora africaine antillaise, et d’étudier la question du qualificatif littéraire de « francophone » à l'aide de textes définissants la « Francophonie » et les coopérations culturelles (ici principalement littéraires) qu'elle recouvre.

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Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

Nota Bene is a journal of musicology developed by the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University Canada. It seeks to publish essays of a high critical and rhetorical standard, written by undergraduate students from universities around the world. Essays in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, music theory, music education, and interdisciplinary subjects with a focus on the above are invited. All submissions are double-blind reviewed by a panel of professors from across Canada.

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Panorama: A Biomedical Perspective

The Panorama: A Biomedical Perspective aims to promote the communication of research and professional activities within the scope of the University of Western Ontario IEEE EMBS student chapter. This peer-reviewed publication encourages students in biomedical engineering, biological and medical sciences to share their current work and ideas in plain language, which is understandable to everyone working within these fields.

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Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series/ Un Réseau stratégique de connaissances Changements de population et parcours de vie Document de travail

Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series / Un Réseau stratégique de connaissances Changements de population et parcours de vie Document de travail

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Sociological Imagination: Western’s Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal

Sociological Imagination:
Western's Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal

Welcome to the Sociological Imagination! The Sociological Imagination is a peer-reviewed, student run journal published annually in association with the Sociology Students’ Association and the Department of Sociology at Western University. The Sociological Imagination journal publishes the original work of undergraduate students in the field of sociology and related sub-disciplines.

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Teaching Innovation Projects

The Teaching Support Centre of Western University is proud to introduce the Teaching Innovation Projects Journal which includes Capstone projects from Graduate Students who completed the Advanced Teaching Program through the Teaching Support Centre here at Western University.

The graduate students whose works appear in this journal welcome feedback on their ideas. If you use or adapt an innovation, please cite the authors appropriately and feel free to contact authors to discuss the outcomes of their ideas.

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Manager, Educational Development
Centre for Academic Excellence
Niagara College

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Educational Developer
Teaching Support Centre
Western University

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The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Journal

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) is a peer reviewed, trans-disciplinary, open-access electronic journal created and supported by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. We accept submissions (in French or English) from academic professionals working to understand and enhance learning through systematic scholarly inquiry: articles relevant to the Canadian context, that shed new light on the teaching and learning interests of post-secondary education in Canada, including quantitative and/or qualitative research reports and essays examining issues in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

For additional submission guidelines and format requirements, please click on the Submission Guidelines link on the side menu bar.

If you have any questions or are interested in being a reviewer for the journal, please contact the editors at

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The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation (Psychology)

The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation consists of research reports produced by students enrolled in PSY 2280E, Method and Theory in Learning and Motivation.

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The International Indigenous Policy Journal


Editor-in-Chief: Jerry White, Western University
Managing Editor: Susan Wingert, Western University
Policy Commentaries Editor: Nicholas Spence, University of Alberta

Message from the Editors, 2016

The New Year, 2016, marks another step forward for IIPJ—our outreach has increased, the number of published articles has increased, and the quality of published articles has been maintained. As we came to the end of 2015, we reflected on the work of the Journal and on the reasons we all contributed to that work. The year was been, by any standards, a real success.

In the New Year’s edition of 2013, we published our understanding of who we are and why we put energy into this work:

Reflecting on Why We Developed the Journal

The Journal is an expensive undertaking, both in hours of work and finances. To create the quality of presentation, consistency of style, and website services and navigability takes considerable resources. We put these resources into the work because we passionately believe that with better evidence comes better policy and decision-making. It is critical that businesses, governments, administrations, individuals, and other institutions practice evidence-based decision-making and policy development. Too long have policies and actions been directed at, and imposed on, Indigenous peoples that are ideological, racialist, ethno-centric and/or politically motivated. Evidence-based actions that recognize both Western and Indigenous knowledge perspectives are one bulwark against these problematic approaches. However, to do that we need the very best evidence! This doesn’t “drop from the sky—it comes from hard work,” to quote a long past philosopher. That work is quality research, new and traditional knowledge that emanates from the very clearest understandings of the world around us and the activities of living things in that world. The Journal is a small part of a system that acts as a gatekeeper to sort the good from not so good and disseminate evidence and evidence-based policy that can play a role in changing the social and physical world in which we live.

In 2015, we had over 52,000 full-text downloads of articles published in the Journal.

This surpassed our goals and we believe that 50,000 verified active readers utilizing IIPJ is likely the maximum we can achieve in any one year. We have now had 160,000 article downloads since 2011. Our plan is to maintain this stellar performance while enhancing the Journal.

We want to thank our readers and those who have submitted their work to IIPJ. This year we had to increase the number of rejections, given our resources and capacities to maintain our commitment to fast turnaround, insightful reviews, and quality publishing.

In 2015, we set several goals:

  1. Building our book review section, which we are happy to say, has developed. We will be publishing more reviews in 2016.
  2. Reaching out to Central and South America as well as the United States. We have made some steps forward. We have published important contributions from the US as well as South America. We have added two editorial board members. The first is from Ecuador—welcome again to Yolanda Terán Maigua, (Kichwa Nation). The second is from University of Hawaii— welcome to Treena Delormier (Kanienke'há:ka [Mohawk] Nation).
  3. Secure stable funding for the Journal so we can continue to publish in an open access format and without submission fees. We have secured a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant, which gives us funding for three years.
  4. Develop ways of tracking the impact of articles published in IIPJ. This year, we added Altmetrics to articles on the IIPJ website so authors can see the dissemination of their work. Altmetrics captures citations in traditional sources like journal articles, books, and newspaper articles, while also tracking mentions on social media (like Twitter and Facebook), as well as blog posts and other online sources. In order to facilitate this tracking, IIPJ joined CrossRef, which allows us to assign DOIs to our articles so we can more reliably track their dissmenination.

In 2015, we published 4 issues of the Journal featuring 29 articles. This was our largest annual total of publications. In these four issues, we had two special sections. Volume 6, issue 2 focused on traditional knowledge research
(Guest Editor, Kenichi Matsui) and, in volume 6, issue 4, we had a special section on Indigenous tourism
(Guest Editor, Bernardo Peredo).

Looking Ahead to 2016

We will seek to maintain the uncompromising quality of the Journal. As well, we look forward to increasing our outreach with Facebook, Twitter, and IndigiLINK. Please join us on one of our social media pages in order to stay up to date with our publications and calls for papers.

A special thanks to our advisory board, editorial board, and the staff of the Journal.

All the best in 2016!

Jerry P. White, PhD

Susan Wingert, PhD
Managing Editor

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The Word Hoard

The Word Hoard

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Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

Welcome to another year of UWOJA: The University of Western Ontario Anthropology Journal.

We are pleased to announce that UWOJA (formerly known as TOTEM) was the second most popular publication (second only to the electronic theses and dissertations) accessed at Western in April of 2012. The journal is now included in the EBSCOhost™ database system – widely used in academic libraries around the world making UWOJA an internationally accessed journal. We have published submissions from graduate and undergraduate students in Canada, the United States and Europe.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed a manuscript last year and we look forward to reading this year’s submissions – Due January 15, 2016.

UWOJA is a peer-reviewed, student-run journal of anthropology published annually in association with the Anthropology Society and the Department of Anthropology at The University of Western Ontario (UWO). UWOJA’s mandate is to publish exceptional works of creative and original research by undergraduate and graduate students in any of the four sub-fields of anthropology.

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Western Journal of Legal Studies

The Western Journal of Legal Studies is a student-run, online, open access law review focusing on contributions to Canadian law and international law that are novel, non-obvious, and useful. We welcome diverse and historically underrepresented perspectives.

ISSN 1927-9132

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Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

Western Papers in Linguistics publishes papers in linguistics, broadly construed, including fields as wide-ranging as anthropology, education, psychology, journalism, and neuroscience

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western.

Les Cahiers linguistiques de Western publient des articles en linguistique, au sens large, dans les domaines variés, tel l’anthropologie, l’éducation, la psychologie, le journalisme et la neuroscience.

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WURJ: Health and Natural Sciences

The Western Undergraduate Research Journal: Health and Natural Sciences (WURJHNS) started in 2009. It is a student-run open access, peer- and Faculty-reviewed online journal that publishes a variety of articles, including research articles, mini-review articles, Students in the Field reports, briefing notes, short communications, and Letters to the Editor.

Call for Papers
WURJHNS is now accepting submissions in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, and related subject areas. Submission of quality papers for review is strongly encouraged. Interested authors should read the submission guidelines first. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blinded process by the WURJHNS editorial review board. The journal accepts articles on a rolling submissions basis and thus will accept submissions at any time throughout the year. For more information, contact

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