ESC: English Studies in Canada

ESC: English Studies in Canada

Published since 1975, ESC: English Studies in Canada is Canada’s leading generalist journal in the discipline of English and is the quarterly publication of ACCUTE. ESC has a broad publishing mandate, and accepts scholarly articles on literature, language, culture, and theory as considered in both established and emerging areas of the discipline. Indeed, ESC’s stated mission is “to reflect the discipline back to itself,” which it does to rave reviews.


In addition to the publication of approximately twenty-five scholarly articles per year, issues of ESC include a readers’ forum on current and pressing issues in the discipline, interviews, review articles, and book reviews. ESC publishes one special issue in each annual volume; recent topics have included “Magazines and/as Media: The Aesthetics and
Politics of Serial Form” (published in coordination with The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, which produced a companion issue (6.2, 2015)–we believe a first for scholarly journals!); “Hysteria Manifest: Cultural Lives of Great Disorder”; “Childhood and its Discontents”; and “The Global Animal.”

ESC’s contributors, readers, and Editorial Advisory Board are international in scope. ESC’s readership includes almost a thousand subscribers and institutions. The journal is also available through four online aggregators: Project Muse, EBSCO, Gale, and Proquest. Our most recent figures indicate that full-text articles from ESC were downloaded almost twenty-thousand times by readers in thirty different countries.  Figures from 2016 show that, on average, an ESC article is downloaded every 6.6 minutes in over 95 countries around the world.

Thinking about submitting your work to ESC? Consider this: when research is published in ESC it is read by members of the discipline right across Canada and around the world; indeed, ESC, and the scholarly research it makes available, is everywhere. If you want your work read, send it to us, and we’ll get it out there.

Click here to visit our website and learn more about ESC and how to become a contributor.