The Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS) is a peer-reviewed, online, open access, nonprofit journal (it is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License) of the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN). ACNZSN is a member of CrossRef which will make articles and book reviews published in the journal easy to find, cite, assess, and reuse. JACANZS adopts a multi and interdisciplinary perspective. This includes history, politics, literature, law, anthropology, and Indigenous studies. JACANZS’ aim and scope is to publish articles in various disciplines on at least more than one country of focus of the journal, i.e. Australia and Canada or Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand etc. However, articles which focus on just one country are also welcome 🙂

JACANZS is the only journal of its kind in the world. Therefore, it is breaking new ground. The open access nature of JACANZS means that research published in it will not be behind any expensive paywalls, and so will be disseminated much more widely. JACANZS will be published at least once a year. The Call for Papers for Volume 2, Issues 1-2 can be found here.

The Editor-in-chief of JACANZS is Dr. Jatinder Mann who is also the creator and manager of ACNZSN, and has editorial experience through his book series on ‘Studies in Transnationalism’, as well as being the editor of a special issue of a journal and a member of two editorial boards of other journals. JACANZS is supported by an editorial board of eminent scholars who work in the fields of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies all over the world.

Editorial Board of JACANZS:

Dr. Ali Clark (National Museums Scotland)

Dr. Iain Johnston-White (University of Oxford)

Associate Professor Peter Thompson (Carleton University)

Dr. Ethel Tungohan (York University)

Dr. Rhonda Evans (University of Texas Austin)

Dr. Benjamin Jones (Central Queensland University)

Dr. Felicity Barnes (Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau University of Auckland)

Professor Paul Pickering (Australian National University)

Associate Professor Carwyn Jones (Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington)

JACANZS aims to publish articles of up to a maximum of 10,000 words in length, including footnotes and a short bibliography. These should be formatted according to the Chicago reference style. Manuscripts should also be double spaced and use Arial font, size 12. You can view the style guide for JACANZS here. All manuscripts should be anonymised and will undergo double blind peer review, after an initial vetting by the Editor-in-chief.

For any questions or queries about JACANZS, please contact the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Jatinder Mann at

JACANZS will also have a book reviews section, which will be edited by Emily Cornish (University of Michigan). Books that look at more than one country of focus of the journal will be prioritised, but books that look at just one country are also welcome 🙂 Reviews will be of 500-750 words in length. Authors and publishers interested in having their books reviewed and anyone interested in writing a book review should contact the Book Reviews Editor, Emily Cornish at


Journal Issues:

Volume 1, Issue 1 (June 2021)