Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique is published quarterly, and presents articles, notes, commentaries and book reviews in English and in French. The first objective of CJPS/Rcsp is the publication of outstanding scholarly manuscripts on all areas of political science, including the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, international relations and foreign policy, governmental institutions and processes, political behavior, public administration and public policy. In addition, as a leading omnibus journal, it is the primary publishing outlet for innovative research on all facets of Canadian politics and government. The third major objective of CJPS/Rcsp is publication of communications about current problems, recent research, and future prospects in political science through a review of recent books published by Canadian and non-Canadian authors in all fields of political science as well as comments on articles and replies to comments and field analyses.
The Canadian Political Science Association was founded in 1913 and incorporated under the Canada Corporation Act in 1971. The objectives of the Association as stated in its Constitution are: To encourage and develop political science and its relationship with other disciplines; To hold conferences, meetings and exhibitions for the discussion of political science problems and the exchange of views in matters relating to political science; To purchase, acquire, take by gift, any devise, bequest, or donation for the objectives of the corporation; To give grants, scholarships or fellowships to deserving individuals, groups of persons or organizations in pursuance of the objects of the corporation; To publish journals, newspapers, books and monographs relating to political science The Association as such, will not assume a position upon any question of public policy not directly related to the discipline of political science or commit its members to any position thereupon.