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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 manuscript adheres to the stylistic and citation requirements of the journal (APA 7th edition - Please note, articles which do not adhere to the guidelines will be declined during desk review.

  • All references have been provided and checked for accuracy.

  • The manuscript does not include any information identifying the author(s). This includes author names, institutional affiliations, and/or identifying details in the text and self-citations. Additionally, please remove author metadata from the document using the "Inspect Document" feature in Microsoft Word.

  • If applicable, the manuscript adheres to institutional and funding agency ethics requirements for collecting data on human participants.

  • As part of the online submission process, the names, positions, institutional affiliations, and contact details are listed for all authors and co-authors.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • Placement of each table and figure within the text should be clearly marked within the text as "Place table X here". All tables and figures are included in a separate document.
  • The submission file is in the OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF file format.

Author Guidelines

The CJHE-RCES is an open-access publication of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and published English or French manuscripts. The Journal is financially supported by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Aid to Scholarly Publication Grant, which covers publication costs. Therefore, as an open access journal, the CJHE-RCES does not charge authors a submission or article processing fee. Submission of a manuscript to CJHE-RCES entails that neither the manuscript nor any substantially similar manuscript has been published, is in press, or is under consideration elsewhere.

Use a standard typeface and size (e.g., Times Roman 12 pt.) and double space throughout, including block quotations, references, and notes. Manuscripts are not to exceed 7,000 words (around 6,500 words minimum), including tables, references, and endnotes. Please provide an abstract of up to 250 words.

Manuscripts must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.). A basic template, available here , is suggested for submission. All tables should be in an editable format (i.e., not an image) using word-processing software.

Abstract & Title Page
All submissions should include a title page containing the manuscript 1) title, 2) an abstract (up to 250 words), and 3) 5-6 keywords. Please do not include author names in your submitted manuscript.
Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to provide an abstract in both English and French.

Tables and figures
All tables and figures should be placed on a separate document. Placement of each table and figure within the text should be clearly marked within the text as "Place table X here".
Figures should have a resolution of 300 ppi to ensure legibility when printed. Whenever possible, include the original file that was used to create the figure (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, or Photoshop).
Ensure pattern (not colour) is used to distinguish portions of the figure, or used in the legend. While the colour version of the manuscript will be made available on the CJHE Open Journal System, some readers may only be able to print a black-and-white version of the manuscript, and figures need to be legible without colour.

Running head
A running head of up to 50 characters in length should be included in the manuscript.

References and citations
All references and citations must adhere to the APA 7th edition format. Sources cited within the text appear in parentheses after each citation and must give the authors name, year of publication. Enclose quotes of 40 words or less in double quotation marks in the text; indent quotes longer than 40 words in block format. Page numbers must be given for all direct quotations.

Footnotes are not allowed and endnotes should be minimal and be listed after the text and before the Reference section, having been marked within the text by superscript numerals.

Steps Through the Publication Process
- The corresponding author opens a new submission online.
- The Journal Manager reviews the manuscript for identifying information.
- The Editor reviews the manuscript for suitability with CJHE scope.
- If deemed suitable, the manuscript is sent to reviewers for a double-anonymized review.
- The corresponding author receives an email notifying them of the decision and the reviewers’ feedback.
- If necessary, the authors make revisions to the manuscript.
- After the manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author works with the Production Manager on copy-editing and proof review.
- The manuscript is ready for publication and added to the list pending publications.

Review of authors’ name

Authors may contact the editorial team should they require their name be revised retroactively. The editorial team will review the request and work with the author to determine suitable edits to past publications based on the information provided and the type of modification required.

Special Issue: Looking back, looking forward

CALL FOR PAPERS: In 2020, The Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) and in 2021, The Canadian Journal of Higher Education (CJHE) will celebrate their 50th anniversary. To mark these two milestones we are announcing a Call for Papers to Special 50th Anniversary Issue of CJHE:

Looking Back - Looking Forward: Where did we begin and where are we now? 50 years of research and scholarship on Canadian higher education. What are the critical challenges we must address in moving forward?

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