Review of Constitutional Studies


Published by the Centre for Constitutional Studies since 1993, the Review is Canada’s only peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to the exploration and analysis of constitutional law and theory.

The Review publishes original scholarly work on the theoretical, functional, and doctrinal aspects of constitutional law, and provides a forum for the analysis of constitutionalism in its various political, social, and historical contexts. The Review also welcomes articles with a focus on comparative or global constitutionalism.

In addition to original scholarly articles, the Review publishes review essays and book reviews of newly published and topical volumes of interest to constitutional scholars.

The Review is indexed in the Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature, Current Law Index, Academic Search Complete, CPI.Q, LegalTrac and HeinOnline.

The Centre for Constitutional Studies gratefully acknowledges the continuing support of the Alberta Law Foundation.

Revue d’études constitutionnelles/ Review of Constitutional Studies

Publiée par le Centre d’études constitutionnelles depuis 1993, la Revue est le seul périodique interdisciplinaire canadien avec comité de lecture dédié au droit constitutionnel et à la théorie constitutionnelle.

La Revue publie des contributions originales portant sur les aspects théoriques, fonctionnels et pratiques du droit constitutionnel. Elle encourage aussi la soumission d’articles universitaires analysant le droit constitutionnel dans ses contextes social, politique ou historique, ou consacrés au constitutionnalisme comparé et global.

La Revue publie aussi des textes d’opinion et des comptes rendus critiques de livres.

Les articles de la Revue sont répertoriés dans l’Index à la documentation juridique au Canada, l’Index Scott des périodiques juridiques canadiens, le Current Law Index, l’Academic Search Complete, le CPI.Q, LegalTrac et HeinOnline.

Le Centre d’études constitutionnelles remercie la Alberta Law Foundation pour sa généreuse contribution financière.


Must be between 9,000 and 12,000 words, including footnotes. 
Must include abstract of 200-250 words.
Author must confirm that their manuscript is submitted for the exclusive consideration of the Review, has not been previously
published, and is not under review elsewhere
To facilitate our double-blind review process, manuscripts must be anonymized.
Authors can expect the double-blind peer review process to take approximately eight weeks.
Accepted in English or French.
Accepted electronically in Microsoft Word.

Style Guidelines

Please follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. where it is not inconsistent with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed. (McGill Guide). For citations, please follow the McGill Guide. For spelling, please follow the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
* Review style sheet for English-language manuscript submissions.

Veuillez suivre Marie-Éva de Villers, Multidictionnaire de la langue française, 6e éd., dans la mesure où il ne contredit pas le Manuel canadien de la référence juridique, 9e éd. (Guide McGill).

Article Submissions

Joshua Nichols, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Chancellor Day Hall
3674 Peel Street
Room 43
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9


Book Review Submissions

Richard Mailey, Managing Editor
Centre for Constitutional Studies
448E Law Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5


Yearly Subscriptions

Review of Constitutional Studies: 2 issues per year.

$63.00 CDN (includes 5% GST) per volume (2 issues) for Canadian subscribers
$60.00 USD per volume (2 issues) for US and International subscribers

Subscriptions to the Review of Constitutional Studies can be obtained by contacting the
Centre for Constitutional Studies at or by phone at (780) 492-5681. Once
subscribed, you will be invoiced for payment.

Review Editorial Board

Advisory Board Members

Kate Berger, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Professor
Department of Political Science, Saint Mary’s University

Hoi Kong, Professor
Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Kiera Ladner, Associate Professor
Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba

Emmett MacFarlane, Associate Professor
Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo

Margot Young, Professor
Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia


Joshua Nichols, Co-Editor in Chief
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Arjun Tremblay, Co-Editor in Chief
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina
Richard Mailey, Managing Editor
Director, Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta
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University of Alberta
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