Focus and Scope

Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation is the open-access, online journal of the Canadian Association for Food Studies. The journal’s peer-reviewed articles and commentaries, as well as visuals and voices from the field, collectively illuminate multiple dimensions of the Canadian foodscape. As diverse and entangled as the subject of food itself, CFS/RCÉA provides a critical resource to those interested in the myriad ways in which humans, food, and the natural and built environments come to construct one another. Readers will discover not only historical and contemporary perspectives, but also a sense of the emergent transformations and rich complexities that are expressed through food in Canadian lives, livelihoods, art and politics. Overall, CFS/RCÉA serves as a point of crossings and connections between food communities, resulting in partnerships that challenge disciplinary boundaries and inspire new frontiers of thinking.

Because the range of food-related practice, research, and writing across Canada is so broad—both in geographic scope as well as subject matter—CFS/RCÉA considers submissions within many different themes and categories. Some of those themes are represented below, while the formats that are accepted can be found in our Author Guidelines. Our aim is to build a body of voices and material that represents the community, academic, and individual contexts of food studies, with the potential of integrating ideas on transgression, emergence, and transformation.

Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation welcomes submissions that reflect and extend the conversations of the Canadian Association for Food Studies, in both English and French (work will be published in either language of submission). Submitted work may address Canadian topics and/or be produced by Canadian practitioners. Authors do not have to be CAFS members to submit material, and student submissions are encouraged. All submissions (except Commentaries, Books/Art/Event Reviews, and work within our Transitions Stream) will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process from the relevant domain. Publishing decisions will be based on reports from those individuals and the editorial committee.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Languages: English; French


Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are initially reviewed by members from the editorial team; submissions accepted for mandatory blind peer-review will reflect the journal’s scope as outlined in the Submission section. Each manuscript accepted for blind peer-review will be read thoroughly by a minimum of two expert reviewers. Recommendations from the expert reviewers are subsequently taken into consideration by the editorial team to proceed with publication and revision decisions.

Publication Frequency

Journal items are published collectively in biannual issues. The Table of Contents of the latest issue is displayed on the Home Page and all other issues are catalogued in the Past Issues section.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Legal Disclaimer

The views of our authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Canadian Food Studies. Authors are solely responsible for all content submitted. By submitting a manuscript to Canadian Food Studies, authors assume full legal liability for any and all matters which may arise due to the publication of their content (i.e., plagiarism, libel, slander, data falsification, etc.). Canadian Food Studies also does not assume any liability for content on web sites which link to this site.


CFS/RCÉA is grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their ongoing support of the journal:

  • Canadian Association for Food Studies/L'Association canadienne des études sur l'alimentation

Sources of Support

CFS/RCÉA wishes to thank the University of Waterloo who has agreed to host the CFS/RCÉA on their server, as well as Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, who has provided financial support.