Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

THE PRIMARY GOAL OF CANADA AND BEYOND IS TO HELP ESTABLISH CRITICAL DIALOGUE AMONG AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS AND INTELLECTUALS WITH COMMON VIEWS ON THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ROLES OF LITERATURE, ART, AND OTHER FORMS OF CULTURAL EXPRESSION. SUCH COMMON VIEWS MAY WELL BE SYNTHESIZED, FOR PRACTICAL MATTERS, AS DERIVING FROM POSTCOLONIAL, ANTIRACIST, AND FEMINIST CRITICAL AND PERSONAL STANCES AND, IN ALL CASES, FROM A SHARED SUPPORT OF ETHICS OF AFFECT.

WE INVITE PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVES IN THE FIELD OF CANADIAN CULTURAL AND LITERARY STUDIES. AUTHORS ARE ALSO INVITED TO REFLECT ON TRANSNATIONAL AND TRANSCULTURAL ISSUES CONNECTED TO CANADIAN CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS.

 

Section Policies

ARTICLES

Essays should be 6000-8000 words, double-spaced.

Font and size: Times New Roman 12.

Footnotes and references should follow MLA guidelines.

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REFLECTIONS ON CANADIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

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INTERVIEWS

SEE GUIDELINES ON ARTICLES

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CREATIVE WRITING

BY INVITATION ONLY

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CONFERENCE REPORTS

REPORTS ON RECENT CONFERENCES IN THE FIELD SHOULD BE 2000-3000 WORDS LONG.

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IN MEMORIAM

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COVER

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Peer Review Process

Canada and Beyond follows a strict selection policy. All articles undergo a double blind peer-review process by selected experts in the field.

 

Publication Frequency

FREQUENCY OF PUBLICATION: ANNUAL (MARCH OF FOLLOWING YEAR)

 

Open Access Policy

Canada and Beyond provides full-text open access to all articles immediately upon publication so as to promote maximum circulation of all contents and to contribute to free worldwide scientific development.

The journal Canada & Beyond does not have either article submission charges or article processing charges.

All original manuscripts in the digital edition of the journal are the property of the University of Huelva, and needs to be cited accordingly. Unless otherwise specified, all digital contents  are published under a Creative Commons licence and need to be cited accordingly. For more information, please click HERE.  

Sharing these contents in a different version from the one published in the journal  in personal or institutional repositories is not allowed. For further queries on author copyright, please contact the University of Huelva Press Services

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Publisher Manifest of C&B

 

Open Publication Policy

This journal follows the guidelines proposed by several inter/national research agencies:

At least two thirds of our editorial team are affiliated in institutions other than the University of Huelva

At least 50% of the essays published in Canada and Beyond are authored by scholars that do not belong to either the University of Huelva or our editorial team.

 

Digital archiving policy

The University of Huelva Press Services guarantees the long-time archiving all intellectual content in the digital files published in the journal Canada & Beyond for a long time and fully respecting its features (integrity, authenticity, inalterability, originality, trustworthiness and accessibility). To do so, it self-archives full data and metadata of all contributions and uses digital formats widely use nowadays that are likely to be easily convertible in the future, should they become obsolete.

 

Identification of ethical Misconduct

Canada & Beyond makes available to their reviewers the following software for the identification of unethical practices such as plagiarism:

Copyscape, plagium, plagscan, the plagiarism checker, dupli cheker, TinEye, Viper and Antiplagiarist. If sufficient evidence of malpractice is found, they should be reported to the editors. All allegations will be take seriously.

 

Publication ethics and malpractice

Canada & Beyond  is committed to the ethical standards and procedures set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics:

http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct

Authors, reviewers, and editors are all expected to uphold these high principles as follows:

All authors must: 

  • List all contributing authors and, if necessary, describe each author's contribution to the work.
  • Certify that they have written the manuscript in its entirety and that it contains only original and accurate information
  • Certify in writing that neither the article submitted nor a version of it (in any language) has been published, nor is publicly available online, nor is being considered for publication elsewhere, nor will be submitted elsewhere for consideration for publication while the manuscript is under review by the journal. Articles that represent expansions must be identified as such at submission. They will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Ensure that the publication has been approved by all coauthors and the authorities at the organization where the research was carried out, as necessary
  • List references and financial support
  • Cite sources accurately and in accordance with journal submission guidelines
  • Declare any conflict of interest (COI) for any author. 
  • Ensure that all research is conducted fairly and ethically. 
  • Ensure that all permissions have been obtained for all images, graphics, and supplementary materials prior to publication
  • Immediately inform the journal editor of any errors, inaccuracies, or misrepresentations discovered within the manuscript after submission
  • Provide retractions or corrections of mistakes

 All reviewers must:

  • Disclose any potential or immediate conflict of interest in the review of a submission
  • Ensure confidentiality during the peer review process
  • Recuse themselves if they are certain of the identity of the author(s) in order to maintain the integrity of the blind review process (when applicable)
  • Review manuscripts in an objective, impartial, unbiased, and timely manner
  • Advise the editor if there are any concerns regarding the originality of the submission
  • Not distribute the electronic manuscript file for any purpose other than blinded peer review

All editors must: 

  • Ensure confidentiality during the peer review process
  • Follow and uphold the journal’s submission process and policy
  • Maintain a neutral stance and not have a stake in the acceptance and publication of a manuscript
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the identities of both authors and peer reviewers
  • Provide guidance to authors and reviewers as needed throughout the submission, review, and publication process
  • Ensure that the peer review process of their journal is impartial, unbiased, and timely
  • Alert the publisher of potential infringements of intellectual property laws
  • Address reported ethical breaches in a timely manner and from a neutral position.

 

Interoperability protocols

Canada & Beyond provides an OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) interface that allows other portals and information services to access metadata of published content.

Indications: 


OAI-PMH Protocol 2.0

Dublin Core Metadata

http://www.uhu.es/publicaciones/ojs/index.php/CanadaBeyond/oai