About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Aiming at annual publication, Fontanus is devoted to scholarly research based principally upon McGill University collections. The term “collections” is interpreted in the broadest sense, to include library, archives, specimens, artifacts, buildings and other forms of documentary evidence. Contributions derived from all aspects of McGill collections will be considered. Contributions may be submitted in English or French. Submission of a contribution is normally understood to imply that it has not been previously published and that it is not under editorial consideration elsewhere. All submissions will be reviewed by the Editors and refereed by experts in the appropriate field. Under our Notes and Comments section, we also welcome short, informal submissions generally under 3,000 words based on McGill collections or items within them. Any substantial changes will be cleared with the author before publication. Send submissions, prepared according to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines which is found in About the Journal, by email to fontanus.library@mcgill.ca.

Peer Review Process

There is a single blind peer review policy in place for Fontanus.

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.