About the Journal

Scope & Focus

Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED) is a publication of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando).

JAED's intent is to explore ideas and build knowledge in the field of Indigenous economic development theory and practice. The journal prefers a broad interdisciplinary interpretation of research and knowledge and encourages a wide variety of contributions in this area. We want to know what people are doing, what is working, what is not working, and why. 

Papers relate to one of the following areas: 

  • Emerging areas of Indigenous Community Economic and Enterprise Development 
  • Indigenous Small Business and Entrepreneurship 
  • The Analysis of the Indigenous Economy 
  • Sharing and/or Evaluating Current Indigenous Economic Activity 
  • Indigenous Corporate Responsibility, Social Auditing, and the Triple/Quadruple Bottom Line 
  • Economic Partnerships and Government Relationships 
  • The Relationship between Indigenous Knowledge and Economic Development 
  • Indigenous Land Management and Economic Development 
  • Indigenous Organizations and Management
  • International Indigenous Trade and the Global Economy 
  • Indigenous Community Development: The Role of Elders, Women and Youth 
  • Change: Traditional and Modern Indigenous Economies 
  • An Historical Analysis of Indigenous Economic Development in Canada 
  • The Role of Research in Indigenous Community, Economic, and Business Development 
  • Community Wellness and Making Poverty History 

Kinds of articles includes: editorials, commentaries, lessons from the experience of practitioners, lessons from research, state of the Aboriginal economy, book reviews

Review Process

Submissions are currently handled by the editor-in-chief and section editors. Moving to a managing editor

The content in all sections is reviewed using a double anonymous process except for the Lessons from Experience section which are reviewed by the editor-in-chief and the section editor.

Open Access Statement

Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development is a diamond open access journal that provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports the greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors will never be charged to submit or publish a manuscript through Journal of Amazing Things, and all articles will be made available under a Creative Commons license, as indicated in the Copyright Notice section under the Submission Guidelines.

Digital Archiving Policy

This journal is archived with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Preservation Network and Scholars Portal Journals. These programs offer a decentralized and distributed preservation, perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

Self-Archiving Policy

Authors are encouraged to deposit the published version in an institutional/disciplinary repository immediately upon publication. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website.

Research Misconduct Policy

The editors of Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In the event that the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the editor shall follow the Committee on Publication Ethic’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.