Content and Submissions
It is expected that the CAJ represent Canadian climbing
coast-to-coast, and that the information in the Journal is current and
reflective of the broadest standards of style and ranges of difficulty.
CAJ, and its legacy to the climbing community, could not happen without
each year’s contributors. Our goal is to create the definitive record
of Canadian climbing and to make that resource available for generations
to come. We gladly accept articles that have been previously published
in other periodicals. The CAJ does not pay for words or images.
Sean Isaac, CAJ Editor
201 Indian Flats Road
PO Box 8040 Station Main
Canmore, AB T1W 2T8
CAJ is interested in articles and reports (both in English and French
language) of significant mountain achievements, both in Canada and by
Canadians internationally, as well as mountain science related articles.
We also encourage submissions in alternative avenues of expression
including poetry, fiction, humour and reflection.
Word count can range anywhere between 300 and 2500 words. MS Word documents or RTF format please. Text can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CAJ offers six departments for which your submission may be used.
- Feature Articles – Our most significant contributions.
- Regional Articles – Divided into The North, The West Coast, The Interior, The Rockies, The East and Foreign.
- The Inner Ranges
– Our venue for reflection and contemplation – focuses on the deeper
side of the mountains and how they affect us emotionally,
psychologically and philosophically.
- The Lighter Side – The opposite of The Inner Ranges. Remind us if we’re taking ourselves too seriously.
- Remembrances – Tributes to the passing of friends.
- Reviews – Book reviews, both Canadian as well as important non-Canadian titles.
Canadian Alpine Journal reserves the right to edit contributions for
size, clarity and accuracy. As much as possible, we will preserve the
original tone and style of all submissions.
The Alpine Club of
Canada reserves the right to publish submitted works in print, on our
website, as part of other versions and as compilations, and in
promotional material. Writers retain all other rights to their work. By
submitting your article and/or photographs, you are agreeing to these
The deadline for submissions is February 1st each year.
Interior photos are black and white
and range in size from ¼-page up to double page spreads. The front and
back covers are full colour. An honorarium is paid for the front cover
The CAJ gladly accepts slide and digital images. Ensure
each image is accompanied by caption and contact information. Please
contact the editor before emailing large image files.
For first ascents, please include a second copy of the image with a line indicating the new route.
completion of the Journal (early July), all slides and photos will be
returned in appropriate photo mailing envelopes. Photo CDs will not be
returned unless specifically requested. Include a mailing address and
phone number. A complimentary copy of the CAJ will be sent if an image
The CAJ also accepts other graphics such route topos, maps, artwork and cartoons to accompany articles.
every year we lose some ACC members and their obituaries appear in the
CAJ. If you would like to submit an obituary about someone in whose life
the ACC played an important part, here are some guidelines:
submission should be 400 – 600 words and include the person’s full name,
date of birth, date of death, as well as ACC affiliations (section
memberships), ACC awards and recognition received, ACC volunteer
efforts, financial contributions to major ACC projects, and
contributions to the CAJ and/or Gazette. Also significant/notable
climbing or mountain exploration achievements, including first ascents
and new routes, as well as mountain science achievements, mountain books
written, artwork created, etc.
Optional information could include: cause of death, name of spouse and minor children, hometown, education, and profession.
MS Word documents or RTF format please. Text can be e-mailed to: email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is May 1.