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Call for submissions - Sixth Volume of the Language Law Review
For the sixth volume of the Language Law Review

The Language Law Review is an academic journal published by the International Observatory on Language Rights, a research centre at the Faculty of Law at the Université de Moncton. The Review is currently accepting submissions for original texts exploring language rights, in their general sense (the rights of linguistic and cultural minorities, the regulation of linguistic matters through legal means, as well as any other question relating to the relationship between law and language), and related socio-legal issues. The Review welcomes a diversity of methodological approaches, including inter- and pluri-disciplinary, comparative, and critical positivist approaches, and publishes articles on all legal systems, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. The Review publishes articles in both French and English.
2021 and 2022 are shaping up to be eventful years for language rights in Canada. As a result, the Review is particularly (though not exclusively) interested in submissions that explore the following topics:

  • Proposals to reform Québec’s Charter of the French Language
  • Proposals to reform Canada’s Official Languages Act
  • The review and proposed reforms of New Brunswick’s Official Languages Act
  • The language of postsecondary education
  • The place of Aboriginal languages within Canada’s language policy frameworks

The Review publishes articles, case comments, and book reviews and book notes on a rolling basis. All texts submitted to the Review are subject to an internal evaluation process and external peer review before being published.


Generally, articles must be under 20,000 words, case comments under 10,000 words, and book reviews or notes under 5,000 words. All manuscripts must be submitted in a Microsoft Word format.

For submissions from Canadian researchers, footnotes and references should be formatted in accordance with the most recent edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation [McGill Guide]. For submissions from international researchers, references must be formatted in a coherent style. Footnotes are to be used, as opposed to endnotes or in-text citations.

If a submission reproduces an excerpt of a law available in both of Canada’s official languages, the excerpt must be provided in both versions in two columns side by side.

The Review does not accept submissions that are simultaneously under consideration elsewhere. Researchers are asked to confirm the exclusivity of their submission when making it.

The evaluation process takes on average between four and six weeks.


By agreeing to publish their submission in the Language Law Review, all researchers implicitly grant the International Observatory on Language Rights an exclusive license to publish the piece. Authors retain all other rights. Click here to review our non-liability clause.

Please visit our web site for more information on our editorial standards.

Please send your texts to the following email: revue@droitslinguistiques.ca.