About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Canada and Beyond is a peer-reviewed open access journal founded in 2011. As the only journal specializing in Canadian literary and cultural studies in Europe, it seeks to prompt meaningful interventions in how the literatures and cultures emerging from what is currently called Canada are perceived, analyzed, and interpreted both within and beyond Canada’s borders. It also aims to place the limelight on the function of literature and criticism as transformative social forces. In the spirit of their founding editors, the Spanish Canadianists Pilar Cuder-Domínguez and Belén Martín-Lucas, the journal favors a trans-national, global outlook spanning genres and schools of literary and cultural criticism that engage political, cultural, and environmental concerns. All in all, Canada and Beyond endeavors to make a significant contribution to the humanities.

The journal is published annually by Salamanca University Press (Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca), and housed in the English Department (Departamento de Filología Inglesa), Universidad de Salamanca. It invites original manuscripts all year round.

The journal is indexed in:

Peer review process

Canada and Beyond is a double-blind peer-review journal. All submissions go through an initial screening by the Editorial Team before they are sent to two anonymous reviewers. A third reviewer may be involved in case of significant discrepancies between the first two reports.

Frequency of publication

The journal is published yearly.

Open access policy</2>

The contents of Canada & Beyond are freely and immediately accessible, based on the principle that the free availability of scientific research results allows for a wider exchange of knowledge.

No Charges for Levied Processing Contributions or for Publication in Open Access Format (APC)

The Journal does not levy any charges for processing of articles, nor for editing or publishing them in open access format.

Permission to Self-Archive and Digital Preservation

The authors retain the copyright of their articles.

Under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), for non-commercial purposes only, users are free to share and adapt articles published in Canada and Beyond, free of charge and without obtaining prior permission from the publisher or the author(s), as long as they give appropriate credit to the author, the journal (Canada and Beyond) and the publisher (Salamanca University Press), provide the relevant URL link to the original publication and indicate if changes were made.

Self-archiving is also permitted, so that authors are allowed to deposit the published PDF version of their articles in academic and/or institutional repositories, without fee or embargo. Authors may also post their individual articles on their personal websites, again on condition that the original link to the online edition is provided.

The Journal can be accessed from the two main repositories of the University of Salamanca:

  • «eUSAL Revistas»
  • «Gredos»

This Journal uses the LOCKSS system to create an archive distributed among the participating libraries, allowing them to create permanent archives of the Journal with a view to preservation and restoration.

Dissemination in Databases

In order to foster diffusion in databases (Proquest, Ebsco, Elsevier, DOAJ, CrossRef/DOI), the Journal is committed to the provision of XML metadata immediately after publication in «eUSAL Revistas» and before three months have elapsed.

Download Statistics

The authors whose articles have been published since October 2020 can see their statistics in the article file. Those prior to that date will have to be requested from the Editorial Office.

Golden Roads to Open Access

Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca will implement Golden Roads to Open Access as of 2015, and it will be possible to access complete texts in PDF format of the Canada & Beyond journal meeting the provisions of Enactment 14/2011, 1st June, concerning Science, Technology and Innovation.

Ethics and Accountability of the Journal

Upon submitting their originals to the Journal, authors must commit to accepting the ethics of the scientific community. Only original manuscripts that have not been published previously and that are not undergoing review by other journals can be accepted. Submissions sent to the Journal cannot be sent to other journals while they are still undergoing review with us.

Canada and Beyond uses the plagiarism-detection software Turnitin®. Authors must respect international norms concerning authors’ rights, graphics and other materials included in their submission to the Journal. Upon submitting an article to be considered for publication in Canada and Beyond, authors certify that the article was written by them and in their own words, except for quotations from published and unpublished sources, which are clearly indicated and acknowledged as such. They also certify that they are conscious that the incorporation of material from other works or a paraphrase of such material without acknowledgement will be treated as plagiarism.

Accountability of the Journal

  • The Editorial Team will not be responsible for the ideas and opinions expressed by authors in articles published in the Journal.
  • Once an article has been accepted for publication, it is assumed that the authors have agreed to its diffusion and accept the journal’s right to reproduction in any format.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

This Journal adheres to the principle of transparency and good practices set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Concerning © and CC BY-NC-ND rights

Authors publishing in Canada & Beyond must accept the following conditions:

The authors conserve the copyright © and cede the publication rights Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, under the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows third parties the possibility of distributing and exhibiting the article as long as they cite the authorship, the journal Canada & Beyond, the specific issue, and the pages on which the information appears. Any use of the article for commercial purposes not authorized by the editorial Team is not permitted.

Authors may engage in other independent and additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive diffusion of the version of their article published in Canada & Beyond as long as:

  • It is clearly indicated that the work was published in the Journal Canada & Beyond, together with the specific issues and the pages on which the quoted information quoted.

The information of the Journal will be sent to Sherpa / Romeo, Dulcinea, etc.

Information on the specific contribution of each of the authors to the published articles

The order of signatures/affiliation in the article should reflect the effort and contribution.

Registration funder of articles published

External funding agencies must be acknowledged, indicating the reference of the project in the framework of which the research has been conducted. This information should be provided by the author in the acknowledgements section within the article. Besides, it must be included in the corresponding section of the submission procedure at the time of the submission.

Interoperability protocols

The OAI-PMH protocol is used with the route httpsrevistas.usal.es/uno/index.php/CanadaBeyond/oai