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The Centre for Constitutional Studies publishes the Constitutional Forum constitutionnel (Forum) free of charge through the University of Alberta Online Journal System (OJS). Articles published draw from many disciplines, including law, history, economics, political science, sociology and philosophy. The Forum’s publication schedule and the reasonably short turnaround time from submission to publication allow the Forum to provide insightful commentary on current topics of Canadian and international constitutional importance. Occasionally an issue of the Forum will be devoted to a single topic, such as the Campus Free Speech, or the State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy.

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Constitutional Forum

The Forum publishes comments and updates on issues of current constitutional interest. Submissions from a variety of disciplines are welcomed.


Patricia Paradis, Managing Editor
Centre for Constitutional Studies
448E Law Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5
Phone: (780) 492-8281


Submissions should be in the range of 3,000 to 6,000 words and are accepted in French and in English and should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.

Style Sheet: Forum style sheet for English-language manuscript submissions

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.


S’il vous plaît suivre Marie-Éva de Villers, Multidictionnaire de la langue française, 4e éd. lorsque ce n’est pas inconsistant avec le Manuel canadien de la référence juridique, 8e éd.

Pour les citations, s’il vous plaît suivre le Manuel canadien de la référence juridique, 8e éd.

Pour l’orthographie, s’il vous plaît suivre Marie-Éva de Villers, Multidictionnaire de la langue française, 4e éd.

Forum constitutionnel

Le Forum publie des commentaires et des mises à jour sur des questions d’intérêt constitutionnel actuel. Les contributions de diverses disciplines sont les bienvenues.


Patricia Paradis, Directrice administrative
Centre d’études constitutionnelles
448E Law Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5
T (780) 492-8281

Directives générales:

La Forum accepte les textes en français ou en anglais. Ils doivent être transmis électroniquement à la Revue en format Word. La longueur des articles devrait se situer entre 3 000 et 6 000 mots.

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).

Pour les citations, veuillez suivre le Guide McGill.


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