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Author Guidelines


In order to ensure blind peer review, do not include the name of author(s), or any information that would identify the author(s), anywhere in the document.

Conflict of Interest

Authors must declare any conflict of interest to the editors at the time of submission. If the article is published, the declaration will be clearly indicated on the published paper with links to details (if necessary). Please seek advice from the editorial team if you are unsure of what constitutes a conflict of interest.


The text is double-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. Do not include headers or footers, with the exception of page numbers.


The article is 3,000 to 6,000 words and no more than 10,000 words. Book reviews are about 1,000 words. For articles, the abstract is about 200 words and follows the suggestions in item 9 of the Submission Preparation Checklist.


Submissions are accepted in French or English. Note that abstracts and keywords will be published in both languages. The editors are responsible for the translation of these elements.

Citations and Spelling

The journal uses the author-date citation style as described in the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. However, authors are free to use another style if they think it is more suitable for their paper.

The submission must include a bibliography of all works cited. Use footnotes rather than endnotes. Quotations that run longer than three lines should be set off in an indented paragraph of their own.


It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to use any material, such as images, for which the author is not the creator. The author will pay any associated costs. Brief quotations do not require copyright permission. Author are encouraged to seek permissions as early as possible. A copy of the email/letter from the copyright holder, granting permission for re-use, should accompany the manuscript in order to demonstrate that permission to reproduce the copyrighted material has been received.


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 author has no conflict of interest in relation to the submission (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. 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).
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  4. Where available, URLs or DOIs have been provided for works cited.
  5. Any image files are supplied in a standard format such as .jpeg or .tiff, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (600 dpi or higher is preferred). Please use the following file-naming convention, matching the sequence of each image’s presentation in the article:



  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  8. The author affirms that this submission is his/her own work. It is being submitted for consideration absent any instance of plagiarism, fraud, falsification, fabrication, or any other practice that violates the ethical norms of academic scholarship.

    Matter that the author has taken word-for-word from another source is enclosed in quotation marks (or clearly set off in an indented paragraph) and fully and accurately cited in footnote and bibliography.

    Ideas, arguments, and other matter that the author has paraphrased, arranged, or used from another source are fully and accurately cited in footnote and bibliography. 

  9. The author has received permission to re-use any material (such as an image) of which he/she is not the creator. Written permission of the copyright holder is included with this submission and states the form of copyright that the holder asserts. (Please note that brief quotations from other works do not require permission.)
  10. (If article submission:) The submission includes an abstract of about 200 words. Remember that a well-written abstract will promote readership of your article. Use the following recommendations, taken from the University of Toronto Press, as a guide. The abstract should:

    Motivate: Why do we care about the problem and the results?

    Provide a problem statement: What problem are you trying to solve?

    Describe an approach: How did you go about solving or making progress on the problem?

    Describe the results: What’s the answer?

    Summarize the conclusions: What are the implications of your answer?

  11. (If article submission:) The submission includes suggested keywords by which the submission may be indexed. Keyword selection is critical for drawing readers to your article.

Copyright Notice

The author retains copyright of his/her work. By submitting the work to this journal, the author agrees to grant the journal a non-exclusive right to publish the submission.

Authors have various options for handling their copyright. Please include your preferred copyright statement in your submission. It will be included in the published version of your article. The most commonly used options are provided below.

1) Retain full rights. Include a statement such as © Author 2015, All Rights Reserved

2) Assign a Creative Commons license, granting users some rights. Creative Commons options are provided at 

3) Waive all rights. Include a statement such as The author has placed this work in the public domain, or Creative Commons CC0 – No Rights Reserved.


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