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Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word format. Manuscripts can be submitted through this website, or directly via email to We encourage authors to communicate directly with the Editor as this ensures we can make the process more accessible.

Manuscript submissions generally must be no more than 6,000 words, excluding references, notes and tables. Keep tables, figures – including graphs, charts, diagrams – and other images to a minimum (no more than 10); all such material must be accompanied by a brief narrative description to ensure accessibility.Please submit all accompanying files separately.

Authors must provide an abstract of 250 words or less, which will appear under the listing of the published version.  Authors should also provide a list of 4-10 keywords for their article.

All manuscript submissions must be accompanied with the author's brief biography - including the full names of all authors and their affiliation and full contact information. 

If your text includes copyrighted material, please submit a separate note with your manuscript detailing the relevant copyright information, and outlining the process you will use to obtain permission to publish the copyright material in the Journal.  Authors are encouraged to seek permission for copyright material prior to submitting articles for consideration of publication.

Authors are invited to make submissions in either English or French. If submissions are made in French, the title and abstract must be submitted in English.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  2. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  3. An abstract (250 words or less) accompanies the submission

  4. If images are included, they have been submitted separately from the document in JPG or TIFF format

  5. Author biography has been included


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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