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The International Review of Scottish Studies (IRSS) is the leading interdisciplinary journal for international scholarship on Scottish history and culture, with a mission to create a space for scholars of all career levels exploring Scotland's past and present, and so we are pleased to announce an ambitious new direction for its production which will be in place after completion of the 2022 issue (Vol. 47). The resulting change is that as of June 2023, the journal will be published by Edinburgh University Press (EUP) with two issues being produced each year. It is hoped that the prestige associated with EUP and the doubling in the number of issues will attract more submissions and provide the opportunity for issues to be built around specific themes.

Free online access to the journal is provided to members by way of an access token which can be obtained by contacting David Hunter at Instructions on how to activate this token are as follows:

(If you are already registered with the EUP website, please start at Step 4)

1. Go to and register as a new user by clicking on the Register link in the top right-hand corner

2. Submit your details and an activation email will be automatically sent to you by email

3. Click on the link within the email to confirm your registration

4. Log in to by clicking on the Log In link in the top right-hand corner

5. Once logged in, click on the My Account link and then the Access Tokens tab

6. Type token details into the text box and click Submit

7. Click the Browse tab to view the list of EUP journals and navigate to theInternational Review of Scottish Studies homepage. You can then access all of the journal content.

8. You can also sign up for Table of Contents alerts (for International Review of Scottish Studies or any other EUP journal) via your account in the EUP website.


Since at least 1969, the University of Guelph's Department of History, in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Scottish Studies and more recently the Scottish Studies Foundation, has published essays and reviews related to Scottish history and culture in the journal which, until 2001, was known as Scottish Tradition.

In the early years, contributors to this journal included leading scholars in the field such as Ian Cowan, Marcus Merriman, Maurice Lee Jr., and Edward J. Cowan. More recently, the journal has started to implement changes to once again attract scholars of a high caliber.

Editors and faculty members within the Scottish Studies Programme at Guelph are dedicated to continuing to develop the journal in order to reach a greater academic audience while maintaining enough of its traditional focus in order to provide readings that meet the interest of our subscribers.

In order to do this, all articles submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed. Having established a large enough network of leading scholars in a variety of fields within Scottish Studies, the Programme feels confident that we can ensure the quality of the Journal through this process.

Furthermore, in 2002 the journal's name was changed to The International Review of Scottish Studies in order to make clear our standing within the academic community as the leading center of Scottish studies outside of Scotland.

For further information on publishing in The International Review of Scottish Studies please contact the University of Guelph Scottish Studies editorial staff at