Submission Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Articles must not be concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere and are normally 7,500-10,000 words in length.

Articles must be formatted in footnotes-and-bibliography style in accordance with the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. The “Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide” is available for standard documention examples.

All text (including transliteration) should be in Gentium Plus true type font. Pali and Sanskrit text should be in Nirmala UI, Chinese characters in PMingLiU, and Tibetan text in Microsoft Himalaya.

A 100-word abstract must be included on the opening page immediately below the title.

A brief biographical note should be included for the “Contributors” section.

Please submit articles in both MS Word and PDF format, to the Editor at for preliminary review to determine conformity to length limitations and for content appropriate for peer review.

Contributors are welcome to contact the editor beforehand to discuss proposals or for guidance regarding topics which are suitable for publication in CJBS. Research articles will be subject to double-blind peer review by appropriate members of the Editorial Board or external evaluators selected at the editor’s discretion.

Please contact Journal Manager Ngoc Le at for an article template before submitting the paper.

Copyright Notice

While authors of accepted manuscripts retain copyright they also agree assign to the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies the right to publish the text both electronically and in any other format and to make it available permanently in an electronic archive.

Privacy Statement

Your names and email addresses will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.