journal logoThe Journal of Borderlands Studies welcomes manuscript submissions from all social science, humanities, and business disciplines focusing on borderlands issues, as well as border-specific manuscripts from other disciplines. The border emphasis is global.

Work from any discipline that illuminates border problems, characteristics, issues, and realities in any part of the world is acceptable for manuscript review. It is important that the manuscript deals in a substantive way with the border-related aspects of the topic. It should not just be the results of a study in a region near a border without significant consideration of transboundary influences and characteristics.

Manuscripts must be submitted in English. Manuscripts are blind-reviewed by at least two qualified readers.

Submit a manuscript

We are delighted to inform you that we are ready to begin operating our new electronic submission and review system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. All our work will now be undertaken using this system which brings with it a number of advantages – authors, for example, will be able to track the progress of their manuscripts.

For details of the formatting required by JBS see the instructions for authors:

Instructions for Authors

For any enquiries, please contact:

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Co-Editor
Journal of Borderlands Studies
School of Public Administration
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Stn CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2


European Co-Editors:

Henk van Houtum & Martin van der Velde
University of Nijmegen
Nijmegen Centre for Border Research
PO Box 9108
6500 HK Nijmegen
The Netherlands