The Journal of Canadian Studies, edited at Trent University, received international recognition for its excellence when it was honoured as runner-up for the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement recently.
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals determined that the Journal's special Millennium Series, a four-issue set commemorating the Journal's 35th anniversary, was an outstanding example of scholarly work. The competition included more than 100 academic journals from around the world in many disciplines. First place went to The New Centennial Review from SUNY Buffalo and Michigan State.
Former Journal of Canadian Studies editor Robert Campbell flew to New Orleans in December to accept the award. The millennium series represented a change in the publication's editorial approach and design. The award committee commended the change and stated, "this volume's four issues provide a broad retrospective of the field of Canadian Studies up to the millennium, and point the field toward a new conceptualization of itself for the 21st century. The field of Canadian Studies will be well served by this journal's scholarly leadership."
Issue one of the Millennium Series focused on an overview of Canadian Studies from around the country. The second issue dealt with articles on women and nationalisms, the third on Canadian culture and the fourth on political institutions.
"We are building on the momentum generated
by these millennium issues, with special issues planned on science
and politics, cities, and the noted Canadian poet and artist
P. K. Page," says present editor Stephen Bocking. "We
are now in our 37th year and the excellence of the Journal is
continuing to be recognized. We recently received a grant from
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
for $81,000 - the largest amount available to journals."