INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF SCOTTISH STUDIES

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The International Review of Scottish Studies is now a member both of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The CALJ seeks to promote intellectual culture in Canada and the effective dissemination of original research in this country, and works with government agencies, the research community and other partners to advocate on behalf of learned journals and to support them in being responsive to the needs of researchers, readers and the public interest. The DOAJ seeks to promote and increase the ease of use of open access journals which operate a quality control system, admitting only journals that adhere to its Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. Its seal of approval is increasingly regarded as an absolute requirement for any open access journal where academic researchers in Canada may seek to publish their findings. By joining these organizations, we are demonstrating as editors our commitment to Canadian scholars, scholarship and users of published research, and to maintaining world-class publishing standards as an open access journal.

EDITOR
J. E. Fraser, Chair of Scottish Studies & Director of the Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Mariah Hudec, University of Guelph
Lisa Baer, University of Guelph

REVIEW EDITORS
Katie Comper, University of Guelph
Persephone Seale, University of Guelph

EDITORIAL BOARD
Michael Brown, University of Aberdeen
Gerrard Carruthers, University of Glasgow
Leith Davis, Simon Fraser University
Elizabeth Ewan, University of Guelph
Daniel Fischlin, University of Guelph
James Fraser, University of Guelph
Kevin James, University of Guelph
Linda Mahood, University of Guelph
Angela McCarthy, University of Otago
Micheal Penman, University of Stirling
Richard Sher, New Jersey Institute of Technology

The International Review of Scottish Studies is published by the Scottish Studies Foundation under the auspices of the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph and is available free of charge to members.

The Editors assume no responsibility for statements of fact or opinion made by contributors.

All contents are copyrighted by the International Review of Scottish Studies and/or their author.

Book production is by Stewart Publishing and Printing, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 905 294-4389

The Journal is now available online on the Open Journal System (OJS), a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. (Click here for more information on OJS.)

BACKGROUND
Since at least 1969, the University of Guelph's Department of History, in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Scottish Studies and more recently the Scottish Studies Foundation, has published essays and reviews related to Scottish history and culture in the journal which, until until 2001, was known as Scottish Tradition. In the early years, contributors to this journal included leading scholars in the field such as Ian Cowan, Marcus Merriman, Maurice Lee Jr., and Edward J. Cowan. More recently, the journal has started to implement changes to once again attract scholars of a high caliber.

Editors and faculty members within the Scottish Studies Programme at Guelph are dedicated to continuing to develop the journal in order to reach a greater academic audience while maintaining enough its traditional focus in order to provide readings that meet the interest of our primary subscribers, the members of the Scottish Studies Foundation.

In order to do this, all articles submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed. Having established a large enough network of leading scholars in a variety of fields within Scottish Studies, the Programme feels confident that we can ensure the quality of the Journal through this process.

Furthermore, in 2002 the journal's name was changed to the The International Review of Scottish Studies in order to make clear our standing within the academic community as the leading center of Scottish studies outside of Scotland.

For further information on publishing in the International Review of Scottish Studies please contact the University of Guelph Scottish Studies editorial staff at scottish@uoguelph.ca