About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Forum provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary debate and dialogue on constitutional issues in English or French. Articles are generally short and provide insightful commentary on current topics of Canadian and international constitutional importance from authors with constitutional expertise.The Centre for Constitutional Studies publishes the Forum online throughout the year.
The Forum is indexed in: Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature, Index to Canadian Legal Literature, Current Law Index, Academic Search Complete, CPI.Q, LegalTrac and HeinOnline.
Peer Review Process
The Forum does not operate as a peer reviewed journal.
The Centre for Constitutional Studies publishes the Forum on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Forum volumes are based on a calendar year and print copies can be made available for a cost, by contacting the editor.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Submissions to the Forum
Submission of manuscripts to the Forum should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forum provides an opportunity for academics, graduate students, lawyers, and others to publish thoughtful, well written articles about constitutional issues in a non peer-reviewed journal where the turnaround time for publication is quick. Submissions should be approximately 3000-6000 words. Citation style is based on the Canadian Uniform Guide to Legal Citation (McGill Guide), 7th ed. Where the Guide is not clear, follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. For submissions in French, follow Multidictionnaire de la langue francaise, 5e ed. The official style sheet for the Forum is available at: https://ualawccsprod.srv.ualberta.ca/index.php/constitutional-forum/submissions
Sources of Support
The Centre for Constitutional Studies is a research centre of the University of Alberta that receives its primary financial support from the Alberta Law Foundation. The Centre gratefully acknowledges that support in the publication of Constitutional Forum constitutionnel.
Constitutional Forum constitutionnel was first published in 1989 as a quarterly newsletter.ummaries of recent Supreme Court of Canada and Court of Appeal decisions as well as analys es of topical constitutional issues. It became a Journal in the early 1990's and, with lon ger articles , published 3 times ye arly . The Journal's first editor was Professor David Schneiderman.