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 Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, and housed in the English Department (Departamento de Filología Inglesa), Universidad de Salamanca. It invites original manuscripts all year round.

Peer evaluation process

Before publication, it will be analyzed by two external evaluators, who may make proposals for modification, if applicable. For the final acceptance of an item, the positive assessment of both is required; in the event of significant discrepancies, the article shall be submitted to a third evaluator.

Frequency of publication


Open access policy

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 charges for processing of articles, nor for editing them or publishing them in open access format [article processing charges (APCs)].

Permission to Self-Archive and Digital Preservation

Authors are authorized to publish on the internet (for example, in institutional repositories or personal web sites) after publication (in no case prior to the review, layout or even in the phase of proof-reading); in the event of embargo, immediately after this has expired. It is also permitted in cases in which the costs of APCs (article processing charges) have been paid to the Editorial Board. These measures are designed to foster the reading and citation of contributions and to achieve greater and faster dissemination of the work published (see The Effect of Open Access).

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

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

Download Statistics

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

Golden Roads to Open Access

Salamanca University Press, 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 usual procedures in the scientific community; only originals that have not been published previously and that are not undergoing review by other journals can be accepted. Thus, the originals sent to the Journal will cannot be sent to other journals while they are still undergoing review by our Journal.

Authors must respect international norms concerning authors’ rights to the text, graphics and other materials included in their contributions submitted to the Journal for publication. In turn, the editors, the editorial board and the reviewers of the journal will ensure the integrity of the research is maintained, which in the first instance is the responsibility of the authors, reminding them of the use of software «Turnitin Ephorus» Accordingly, authors are requested not to engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Accountability of the Journal

  • The Editorial Board 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 all the authors have agreed to its diffusion, the right to reproduction in any format belonging to Canada & Beyond.
  • Once the article has been published, the author will receive a separatum in PDF format from the Journal in which it has been published.

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 agree to accept the following conditions:

The authors conserve the copyright © and cede the publication rights to Salamanca University Press, 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, it publication in the Journal Canada & Beyond, the specific issue, and the pages on which the information appears. Derived works for commercial purposes not authorized by the editorial Board are 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 information quoted appears.

The information of the Journal will be transmitted 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

The funding agency(ies) external to University must be indicated, indicating the reference(s) of the project(s) in the framework of which the research that has given rise to the publication of the article has been carried out. This information should be referenced by the authors in the acknowledgements in the article. The corresponding author in charge of submitting the article to «eUSAL Revistas» must include this metadata at the time of the submit in the corresponding section.

Interoperability protocols

The OAI-PMH protocol is used with the route