Submission Policy

Who should submit?

CJBS News Blog is intended to be a space by and for graduate students of all Buddhist Studies specializations.

We also welcome submissions from interested people, including but not limited to:

  • Academics including post-doctoral researchers, early career researchers, tenure- and non-tenure track academics, part- and full-time employed academics and professors with relevant research experiences.
  • Non-academics who conduct independent research in Buddhist Studies.

What do we publish?

Anything that informs graduate students to better participate in the current academic conversations on Buddhist Studies in Canadian and international context. Entries sharing graduate students’ researching and teaching experiences are also welcome.

Your submission can fall into one or all of these categories below:

  • Information/reflection on events related to Buddhist scholarship (particularly though not exclusively in Canada)
  • New developments in graduate programs (particularly though not exclusively in Canada)
  • Reflections on fieldwork experience
  • Informal book reviews
  • Critical reflection on secondary literature in Buddhist studies
  • Graduate student experiences (e.g. challenges of teaching or TA work, mentorship, challenges related to employment prospects and career development)

The categories should be treated as suggestions instead of definite criteria. We are open to your stories and creativity as long as they align with the blog’s main purpose.

Note: Due to limited reviewing capacity, we cannot publish term papers. Chapter(s) of MA and PhD thesis can be accepted on case-by-case basis.

Submission guidelines

  • Article length: Entries should be between 700-1000 words, though longer pieces up to 2000 words will also be considered depending on the topic
  • Submission deadline: Please contact the editors to discuss the date of submission
  • Contact point: Please send your articles to cjbs[at]sfu[dot]ca as Microsoft Word-compatible files or PDF documents.
  • Additional information: We will ask you for (a) a 50-200 word biographical note, and links to your website and social media (if applicable) for the directory of authors, (b) suggested keywords for your article and (c) CC-licensable image(s) (if applicable)
  • Publishing options: You can publish directly under a registered user account with us or under the administrative account

Editorial process

All articles are edited by a member of our editorial team and can be passed up to our Editor-in-Chief when needed. We’ll make suggested edits, and then send a copy back to you for approval.


While blogging with CJBS News is a volunteer position, we offer an annual honorarium to people who commit for a year and beyond as a token of appreciation.

Having more questions? Contact us!