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 LiteratureIndex to Canadian Legal Literature, Current Law Index, Academic Search Complete, CPI.Q, LegalTrac and HeinOnline.
ISSN: 0847-3889

Peer Review Process

The Forum does not operate as a peer reviewed journal.

Publication Frequency

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 pparadis@ualberta.ca

Author Guidelines

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.

Journal History

Constitutional Forum constitutionnel was first published in 1989 as a quarterly newsletter.ummaries of recent