ACQS Journal – Québec Studies

Québec Studies is the bilingual, interdisciplinary journal published by the American Council for Québec Studies in collaboration with Liverpool University Press. The journal publishes articles, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of Québec and North American Francophone history, society, culture, and language. Articles cover colonial and political history, party politics, healthcare policy, literature and film, language and language policy, minority Francophone societies, cultural pluralism, urban development, gender issues, indigenous writing and cinema, etc. Special dossiers have focused on Franco-Ontario, Franco-America, Translation, Anglo-Québec Writing, The October Crisis, Queer Québec, Literature in the New Millennium, Research by Young Scholars, etc.

Québec Studies is a refereed scholarly journal published twice yearly and distributed to members of ACQS and libraries in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Current and back issues are available on the Liverpool University Press website:

Past Editors of Québec Studies :

Mary Jean Green, 1983-1988

Book Review Editor :James Herlan


Karen R. Gould, 1989-1993

Associate Editor: Marc V. Levine, Book Review Editor: Emile Talbot


William Averyt, 1993-1995

Associate Editor: Emile Talbot, Book Review Editor: Marjorie Fitzpatrick


Robert Schwartzwald, 1995-2001

Book Review Editor: Marjorie Fitzpatrick, Managing Editor: Jane Moss


Patrick Coleman, 2001-2004

Book Review Editor: Marvin Richards, Managing Editor: Jane Moss


Emile Talbot, 2004-2008

Associate Editor: Kevin Christiano, Book Review: Editor Vincent Desroches, Managing Editor: Jane Moss


Jane Moss, 2008-

Associate Editor: Kevin Christiano, Book Review Editor: Patrice Proulx (2008- 2015), Book Review Editor: Amy Ransom (2015-), Managing Editor: Roseanna Dufault (2008-2013)

Requirements for submission (to Québec Studies journal):

Submission requirements 
Québec Studies publishes articles dealing with all aspects of Québec, Francophone Canadian, and North American history, society, and culture. The editors of Québec Studies welcome interpretive or theoretical essays, book reviews, and interviews in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. Interdisciplinary essays are particularly encouraged. Issues devoted in part to a single topic or major cultural figure will appear regularly and occasionally we will include pedagogical articles.

Articles may be in English or French. Submissions should be 20 – 25 pages in length, including endnotes, typed double-spaced. When submitting an essay, a separate page should include the manuscript title and the author’s name and address. In order to assure anonymity during the review process, the author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Submissions must be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment. Authors should use Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. Contributors to Québec Studies will also be asked to provide brief abstracts in French and English, as well as a short biographical note.

A list of Works Cited (Ouvrages cités) should follow the article and endnotes, listing all works cited or explicitly referred to by the author. Endnotes that merely identify the source of a citation are to be avoided, since such identification is to be done parenthetically in the main body of the text. In some cases, we will accept the citational style used by disciplines in the social sciences. Whether the essay is written in English or French, Québec Studies requires that commas and periods be inside quotation marks. Articles returned to contributors for revision will be accompanied by a Style Sheet. It is the responsibility of the contributor to adhere scrupulously to the Style Sheet when preparing a final version of the manuscript.
Manuscripts in the humanities should be addressed to the editor: Jane Moss, Editor-in-Chief 
Manuscripts in the social sciences should be sent to the associate editor: 

Kevin J. Christiano, Associate Editor, Social Sciences 

Book Reviews will be published only by invitation. Québec Studies does not review creative or self-published works.
Amy J. Ransom, Book Review Editor