About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The  Journal of Professional Continuing & Online Education is published by The Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), a professional association of deans, directors, senior administrative personnel and practitioners whose professional careers are in university continuing education in Canada.

The Journal is an open access refereed academic and professional journal that uses a continuous publication model. Its readers include scholars, program planners, instructional designers, facilitators, instructors, senior university administrators, and others involved in online, professional and continuing education. Although funded and supported by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, publications by international authors are welcomed. Papers may be written in either English or French.

Articles that work within a broad understanding of diverse learners are of particular interest. Papers may focus on learning for credit as well as non-credit learning. Other papers targeting employment needs, online learning, community education, community engagement, personal development, and professional development are also of interest.

Research papers should be articulated in qualitative, quantitative, empirical, or mixed methods approaches to inquiry.

A further aim of the journal is to provide opportunity for authors to engage in scholarly exploration and debate, and to participate in knowledge dissemination of professional practice experiences for the purpose of advancing the broader field.

The views expressed in the Journal are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the editors or of the Association. Articles may be reproduced only by written permission of the author.

Authors will retain publishing rights without any condition.

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Professional Continuing & Online Educationis a refereed, professional journal with a continuous publication schedule. Its readers are involved in developing programs and teaching in university professional and continuing education, scholars, and senior university administrators. Original material in either English or French is invited in four broad categories:

  • scholarly articles and research papers that focus on questions or issues related to any aspect of professional practice in university continuing education. Research papers should emphasize the implications of results and conclusions for practice in the Canadian context. These are accepted in both a long and short format;
  • Forum, a section that includes opinion pieces, reports, or letters that provide a particular perspective on critical issues, policies, and contemporary events. Also included here will be papers written in reply to articles published in earlier issues of the Journal;
  • reviews of books relevant to the field of professional and/or continuing education.
  • Reports of Practice, consisting of items written by and for people involved in the day-to-day practice of university continuing education, and which should prove to be a rich store of ideas and information of immediate use to other programmers;

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education is an open access refereed academic and professional journal that uses a continuous publication model.All submissions will be reviewed as received and the Editorial team endeavours to have work processed within ten weeks of submission.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.