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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 has neither been published previously nor submitted to another journal for consideration.  If the manuscript has been published, a letter of permission from the original copyright holder, granting permission for subsequent publication, must be submitted to the CPI Editor. The permission letter should grant worldwide print and electronic reproduction rights. To be considered for peer-review the article, must be accompanied with the permission letter. Such a letter is submitted as a Word document or jpeg (in the case of a scanned letter).
  • The manuscript is in a Microsoft Word file format with a covering letter to the Editor, explaining the paper’s contribution to the field. You must include an abstract, 3 key search terms,  and biography.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. In the case of research papers, the following 4 major sections must be included:

    -       Title page

    -       Abstract (with at least 3 key words)

    -       Main Body of text

    -       References

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. 

    1. Title Page:

    Include title, author's name, and institutional affiliation (if applicable).

     -       Title in upper and lowercase letters (aka, Title case) centered in the upper half of the page. Length: no more than 12 words in length. It should neither contain abbreviations, nor jargon, nor be too wordy.

    -       All text on the title page should be double-spaced.

    -       Title should be centred on the page typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman Font. It should not be bolded, underlined, or italicized.

    -       Beneath the title, type the author's name: first name, middle initial(s, optional), and last name.

    -       Beneath the author's name, type the institutional affiliation, (if applicable), and the email address.  

    -       The author’s name and institution should be double spaced and centred.

    2. Abstract:

           Begin a new page. On the first line of the abstract page, center the word Abstract (no bolding, formatting, italicizing, underlining, or quotation marks).

     -       The abstract allows readers to review purpose/objectives and findings of the article.

    -       Begin a new page. On the first line of the abstract page, center the word “Abstract” (no bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks).

    -       Beginning with the next line, write a concise summary. (Do not indent) Guidelines: Abstract should synthesize: topic, question(s), method(s), analysis, findings, interpretation, and conclusion. (The latter includes: implications, extensions / connections and future research.

    -        The abstract should be double-spaced. Length: 150 to 250 words.

    -       Keywords identified: A minimum of 3 key words are listed.

    -       Centre align a new paragraph, type Keywords (italicized): list keywords.

    -       Both the Abstract and the body of the article should be left justified.

    -       Abbreviations and acronyms used should be defined, in appropriate places of the text.

    3. Main Body:

    On the first page of the article itself, centre the title, in Times New Roman, 12 point font.

    Note about subtitles:

    -       A Level 1 heading, such as a section title, should be centred, bolded, and title case.

    -       A Level 2 heading should be flush with the left margin, bolded, and title case.

    -       A Level 3 heading should be indented 0.5” from the left margin, bolded, and lower case except for the first word.

    URLs for references are to be provided.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • All contributors must provide a Biography to be published in our Contributors section of the issue your work is included in. Please include this biography with your original submission adhering to the Biography Submission Guidelines:

    -       Biographies may range from 25 to 50 words

    -       Written in the third person

    -       Include the following information:

    • Name
    • Position
    • Department if applicable
    • Institutional affiliations if applicable
    • Research interests

    -       You may also choose to include any of the following:

    • Teaching interests or teaching experience
    • Degrees held
    • Recent or on-going scholarly projects
    • Notable awards and honours
    • Community interests
    • Information about your background or past experiences (especially if relevant to your research interests)

    -       Please be advised that your biography will be edited 

Author Guidelines

All contributions should be in English, and all submissions will be subjected to blind review. Manuscripts should conform to the style of the American Psychological Association (5th edition); footnotes and endnotes should be avoided as much as possible. For more information on APA style, please refer to University of Alberta Library APA Guidelines. The preferred length of manuscripts will be between 4500-6500 words. Manuscripts that are much smaller or greatly exceed this may not be considered.  The text is single-spaced; uses a Times New Roman 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.  The journal can only accept manuscripts that are original and are not under consideration elsewhere. By submitting their work to the journal, authors give copy right of that work to the journal and its editors. All submissions should be sent to the editors as e-mail attachments, 

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