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.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
The submission follows the standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition) and the Journal's Author Guidelines.
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.
All identifying author information has been removed from the file.
The submission's file name employs underscores rather than spaces (i.e. My_Article_CJAR.doc not My Article CJAR.doc)
All images, figures, and tables are not included in the submission file. Instead, these have been saved as separate files, according the formats specified in the Author Guidelines and will be submitted as supplementary files in Step 4 of the online submission process.
The article fits within the upcoming issue's theme.
If you are an alumnus, you have contacted one of the associate editors to create an account for you manually.
Articles should be 18-25 double-spaced pages, excluding references and cover page. Authors should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and may also include one or two photographs to accompany the article. Submitted research can be qualitative or quantitative and should follow the standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition). Research should engage with Royal Roads University's strategic themes as well as the announced theme.
Associate editorial staff will assist with converting graduate theses or major research projects into manuscripts for submission.
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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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About the Canadian Journal of Applied Research
The Canadian Journal of Applied Research aims to provide a sampling of the best applied scholarly research conducted by Royal Roads University graduates. Authors published in the Canadian Journal of Applied Research are passionate about sustainability, innovation, and leadership in practical and participatory research. As an e-journal, the Canadian Journal of Applied Research provides open access to regional stakeholders, community agencies, and professional populations, with the goal of making applied research more visible and increasing the dissemination and knowledge outside the academic world.