Call for Papers – Edition 14 (2019)

The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, published by the David See Chai Lam Centre for International Communication, is a scholarly peer-reviewed, open access, online journal covering all aspects of Buddhist studies. The editorial board recognizes the inherently interdisciplinary and international nature of contemporary Buddhist studies and is open to submissions from scholars working in, but not limited to, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and religious studies. Articles may focus on any region or historical period. Scholars do not have to be affiliated with a Canadian university to submit.

The CJBS welcomes articles on classical textual and intertextual analysis, including work on hagiography, Buddhist art, ritual, doctrinal questions and lineage formation, and work on contemporary Buddhist communities concerning, for example, the implications of fluid demographic transformations, cultural hybridity, and challenges associated with communal continuity of praxis and doctrine in a context of global mobilities.

The Canadian context is a key concern of CJBS. However, global realities of migration, rapidly changing mass media and telecommunications, and the associated ascendancy of mobilities perspectives in the social sciences necessitate inclusion of articles on Buddhists in countries other than Canada.

The CJBS is published annually and welcomes submissions at any time. Article review and copy-edition can take maximumly six months before publication.

Article Submissions:

The CJBS accepts article submissions all year. Authors should send articles directly to Journal Manager, Ngoc Le at Please consult submission guidelines before submitting an article.

The Article Submission Deadline for CJBS Issue 14 (2019) is June 30, 2018.

Book Reviews:

Scholars interested in reviewing a book(s) from this list are welcome to contact our Book Review Editor Dr. Jacqueline Ho with expressions of interest by December 1, 2018 (to allow for adequate shipping times).

We also accept suggestions for book reviews that are not on this list. Please contact Jacqueline Ho if you would like to suggest a book for review.

The Book Review Submission Deadline for CJBS Issue 14 (2019) is February 1, 2019.

Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies News Blog:

The journal is accompanied by a news blog, a platform for graduate students in the field to catch up with current academic conversations, discuss their research and share experiences. It can become an effective conduit of communication concerning new courses, conferences and much more. If you are interested in becoming regular contributors to CJBS News or know any graduate students who wishes to contribute, please contact Ngoc Le at

You are also invited to join us on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for your interests in the journal and we hope to hear from you.


3 thoughts on “Call for Papers – Edition 14 (2019)

  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!


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