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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.

Review of Constitutional Studies

The Review publishes original scholarly work from a variety of disciplines on subjects of constitutional concern as well as review essays and book reviews. Submissions should be between 9,000 and 12,000 words, including footnotes, and must include an abstract of between 200 and 250 words. Authors 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.

Article Submissions:

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

Book Review Submissions:

Joshua Nichols, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law
Chancellor Day Hall, Room 43
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9
Phone: (514)-398-4400 x00135


Submissions to the Review of Constitutional Studies / Revue d’études constitutionnelles are accepted in English or French and should be made electronically in Microsoft Word.

Style Sheet: Review 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.

Creative Commons License:

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Authors who publish with the Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d’études constitutionnelles) grant the journal the right of first publication, and agree to license the work under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)  that allows others to share the work for non-commercial purposes, with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal, as long as no changes are made to the original work. Please use this format to attribute this work to the Review of Constitutional Studies/ Revue d’études constitutionnelles: First published as: Title of Article, Contributor, Journal name, lVolume/Issue, Copyright © [year], Publisher”

Revue d’études constitutionnelles

La Revue publie des articles scientifiques originaux issus d’une variété de disciplines et portant sur des sujets constitutionnels d’intérêt, de même que des textes d’opinion et des comptes rendus critiques de livres.

La longueur des articles devrait se situer entre 9 000 et 12 000 mots incluant les notes infrapaginales.

Les soumissions doivent être accompagnées d’un résumé d’environ 200 à 250 mots.

Afin de faciliter le processus d’évaluation par les pairs en double insu, les auteurs doivent rendre leur manuscrit anonyme avant de les transmettre à la Revue.

La Revue ne publie que des textes originaux et inédits qui n’ont pas déjà été publiés et qui n’ont pas été concurremment soumis pour publication ailleurs. Les auteurs sont priés de le confirmer au moment de soumettre leur texte à la Revue.

Le processus d’évaluation par les pairs devrait durer environ huit semaines.

Soumission d’articles:

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

Soumission de comptes rendus critiques de livres:

Joshua Nichols, Professeur adjoint
Faculté de droit
Chancellor Day Hall, Room 43
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9
Phone: (514)-398-4400 x00135

Directives générales:

La Review of Constitutional Studies / Revue d’études constitutionnelles accepte les textes en français ou en anglais. Ils doivent être transmis électroniquement à la Revue en format Word. 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.

Feuille de style: Feuille de style pour soumissions de manuscrits en français


Yearly Subscription Prices

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


Noura Karazivan and Han-Ru Zhou, Co-Editors-in-Chief
Associate Professors, Faculty of Law, University of Montréal

Joshua Nichols, Book Review Editor
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Patricia Paradis, Managing Editor
Executive Director, Centre for Constitutional Studies

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, and inaugural holder of
the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C.,
UBC Professorship in Constitutional Law

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

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