Focus and Scope

The Journal of Integrated Studies is the online student journal for the Centre for Integrated Studies and for those working in integrated, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary fields. The work submitted will be peer-reviewed and selected pieces will be published. The journal will publish articles, reviews, and creative works, including, but not limited to, poetry, memoir and integrative pieces in multi-media formats.

The Centre for Integrated Studies at Athabasca University started the journal and its students are encouraged to submit essays and projects of exceptional merit. Most of our volunteers are from the MAIS program - Masters of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly, "MA-Integrated Studies"). 

Peer Review Process

All work submitted to the journal will be reviewed by at least one member of the student-run editorial board and two peer reviewers. When a piece is submitted, we will do our best to have it read, reviewed, and processed within 12 weeks of its submission date. Students from the Centre for Integrated Studies (MAIS and HERM) will be invited to act as readers and reviewers and must have appropriate skills.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Integrated Studies will publish 1-2 issues per year but also welcomes articles that may be added to a current issue.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

About the Journal

The Journal of Integrated Studies is a MA-IS student publication that features articles, reviews, narratives, poetry, art, and other creative works by graduate students any where in the world and recent graduates (within 2 years). The journal will be 10 years old in 2020.

Journal History

The Journal of Integrated Studies underwent a change in our approach to numbering issues. After the publication of Volume 1, No. 3 in 2012 we decided to change volume numbers each year and to change the issue numbers with each new issue per year. In 2013 Volume 4, issue number 1 was born. In 2014 we subsequently published 5(1), and (at this moment) soon-to-be 5(2). We have elected to leave the early publications, 1(1), 1(2), and 1(3), as-is to ensure that anything being referenced anywhere from those issues remains accurate and easily accessible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.