Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Canadian Studies in Population has a broad interest in substantive and technical demography and related fields of study. While Canadian Studies in Population will continue to emphasize Canadian content, the editorial board encourages manuscript submissions from all sectors of the international community.

It is assumed that manuscripts submitted for review to Canadian Studies in Population have not been previously published and are not scheduled for publication elsewhere. Submission of a manuscript to other professional journals while that manuscript is under review by Canadian Studies in Population is unacceptable.


Section Policies


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Introduction to the Special Issue

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Forum — Perspectives on Canadian Population

More than two articles examining a specific issue (e.g., opinion/reflection + commentaries + rejoinder)

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Research Note

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Review Forum

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Review Essay

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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

The CSP relies on the advice of its editorial board members as well as selected specialists who represent a wide range of demographic and social science expertise representing Canadian and international perspectives on demography and population studies. Submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the editor to ensure that style guidelines, word count, and subject matter are in accordance with the journal’s general guidelines. Manuscripts that pass the internal review are then sent to three external reviewers for assessment. Evaluations are expected within one month, addressing such matters as: 1) significance/contribution to the field; 2) appropriateness for the journal; 3) quality of the research; 4) quality of writing (clarity, style, and organization); 5) methodological contribution. The reviewer makes one of four recommendations:

a) Must publish as it is an important contribution and will likely stimulate further work in the area

b) Should publish as it makes a significant contribution

c) Publish if possible, it is a minor contribution

d) Not publish, it makes no contribution to the field of demography/population studies

When a manuscript is recommended for "revision and resubmit," in most cases the revised manuscript is returned to the initial reviewers for reevaluation.

Every attempt is made to provide authors with prompt and useful comments on their manuscripts. When the editorial decision is to revise and resubmit, CSP policy is to make a decision after the second set of reviews. When manuscripts are rejected, every effort is made to provide the author with constructive suggestions regarding how they might revise the paper for submission to another journal.


Publication Frequency

Canadian Studies in Population publishes 2 issues per year, in June (no. 1-2, Spring/Summer) and December (no. 3-4, Fall/Winter).

Articles are published on a first-view basis.


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.



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Journal Citation

Canadian Studies in Population is indexed in Web of Science, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Sociological Abstracts.


Editorial Board, 2018

Teresa Abada, Western University, London, Ontario

Gunnar Andersson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Rod Beaujot, Western University, London, Canada

Alain P. Bélanger, INRS, Université du Québec, Canada

Robert Bourbeau, Université de Montréal, Canada

Thomas K. Burch, University of Victoria, Canada

Monica Boyd, University of Toronto, Canada

Giuseppe De Bartolo, Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy

Barry Edmonston, University of Victoria, Canada

Alain Gagnon, Université de Montréal, Canada

Danielle Gauvreau, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

M.V. George, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Catherine Krull, University of Victoria, Canada

Évelyne Lapierre-Adamcyk, University of Montreal, Canada

Wolfgang Lutz, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna, Austria

Fernando Mata, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Susan McDaniel, University of Lethbridge, Canada

Margaret Michalowski, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Melinda Mills, University of Oxford, UK

Karel Neels, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Ian Pool, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Amélie Quesnell-Vallée, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

K.V. Rao, India Network Foundation, Orlando, USA

Zenaida R. Ravanera, Western University, London, Canada

Byron G. Spencer, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Leroy O. Stone, Université de Montréal, Ottawa, Canada

Chirayath Suchindran, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Zongli Tang, Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

Lorne Tepperman, University of Toronto, Canada

Rosemary A. Venne, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Andrew Wister, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Zheng Wu, University of Victoria, Canada



Professor Frank Trovato, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


Journal Manager & Production Editor

Ksenia Maryniak, MA, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada