Submissions

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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.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

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.

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

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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).
 
Important Information for Submissions from Alumni

If you are an alumnus who would like to submit an article, please e-mail us to set up an account for you manually.

You will not be able to submit your article online until an account is created for you. In your e-mail, please include: your full name; your degree and program; and your year of graduation.

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