The Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS) is a peer-reviewed, online, open access journal of the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN). It adopts a multi and interdisciplinary perspective. This includes history, politics, literature, law, and anthropology. 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 will also be considered 🙂

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 initially be published once a year with a special call for papers for the inaugural issue! The first issue is scheduled to be published in 2021 🙂

The Editor-in-chief of JACANZS is Dr. Jatinder Mann (Hong Kong Baptist University) 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 three 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)

Assistant Professor 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. 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