TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
Published biannually | E-ISSN 1916-0194 | ISSN 1916-0194
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TOPIA's mandate is to provide a venue for critical research in cultural studies in Canada and beyond. TOPIA publishes original, peer-reviewed research and theoretical essays on culture that are accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences. Areas of research relevant to this mandate include the historical, institutional and aesthetic formation of Canadian and postcolonial culture; indigenous studies; cultural memory; and environmental cultural studies. TOPIA publishes two issues per year and is available by subscription in print and online.
Rinaldo Walcott, University of Toronto
Rinaldo Walcott is Director of the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.
Book Review Editor
Alexandra Boutros, Wilfrid Laurier University
International Book Review Editor
Joel McKim, University of London
Lily M. Cho, York University
Sonny Dhoot, University of Toronto
Henar Perales, University of Toronto
Jody Berland, York University
Jody Berland, York University
Alexandra Boutros, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Jenny Burman, McGill University, Canada
Greig de Peuter, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
OmiSoore H Dryden, Thorneloe University at Laurentian, Canada
Bob Hanke, York University, Canada
Eve Haque, York University, Canada
Alison Hearn, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Daniel McNeil, Carleton University, Canada
Kirsty Robertson, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Sharon Sliwinski, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Miglena Todorova, University of Toronto, Canada
Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Ian Angus, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Susan Ashley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Bruce Barber, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Canada
Darin Barney, McGill University, Canada
Sirma Bilge, Université de Montréal, Canada
Andrew Burke, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Greg Elmer, Ryerson University, Canada
Andrea Fatona, OCAD University, Canada
Matthew Flisfeder, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Murray Forman, Northeastern University, United States
Gary Genosko, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Noreen Golfman, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Line Grenier, Université de Montréal, Canada
Peter James Hudson, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Penelope Ironstone, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Naila Keleta-Mae, University of Waterloo, Canada
Peter Kulchyski, University of Manitoba, Canada
Darryl Leroux, St. Mary's University, Canada
Gada Mahrouse, Concordia University, Canada
Sara Matthews, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Katherine McKittrick, Queen's University, Canada
Elizabeth Philipose, California State University, Long Beach, United States
Christine Ramsay, University of Regina, Canada
Trish Salah, Queen's University, Canada
Malinda S. Smith, University of Alberta, Canada
Jonathan Sterne, McGill University, Canada
Will Straw, McGill University, Canada
Pauline Wakeham, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Anne Whitelaw, Concordia University, Canada
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
University of Toronto
12-227, 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Open Access Policy
In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, TOPIA has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy.
Green Open Access
Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository with a DOI or direct link to the version of record. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.
Abstracting and indexingArticles appearing in this journal are abstracted and indexed in Contemporary Culture Index, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Canadian Reference Centre (EBSCO), Academic Search Premier, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database (CBCA), OCLC, Journal-Seek, Gale Licensing, and Thomson Reuters (Web of Science).
All TOPIA submissions, reviews, and editorial work are completed through our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Scholarly papers on all aspects of cultural studies will be considered. While maintaining a strong Canadian orientation, TOPIA is a venue for dialogue among researchers who share similar concerns and questions of culture, nationality, technologies and the politics of space. The journal publishes historical and theoretical essays on culture, accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences. We are also committed to publishing cultural and political debates, book and conference reviews, and cultural policy reports.
Manuscripts are normally 20-25 double-spaced pages (around 9000 words) in length. Offerings may be submitted up to 10 pages in length (no more than 3000 words). Book reviews should be approximately 1500-2000 words for a single book, 2500-3500 for a review essay.
Authors may include images in their manuscripts. Images will appear in grayscale in the print publication, and in colour in the online publication. The author must have access to print quality versions of images (300dpi). Further intruction will be provided if a manuscript is accepted. It is the author's responsibility to obtain image permissions. Because this can be a lengthy process, authors are advised to seek permission to use images well in advance.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in a compatible Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://www.yorku.ca/topia) are activated and ready to click.
- Please include any digital images as tiffs or jpegs with a minimum 300 dpi. They should be included in the text of your article AND uploaded as individual files with your submission.
- The text is double-spaced; between 20-25 pages (around 9000 words) in length; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in TOPIA's Style Guide.
- The text has had the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.