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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Original material in either English or French is invited in four broad categories:

Scholarly research papers: that contribute to new knowledge to the field; with relevance and significance to professional practice in university continuing, professional, and online education; and application of scholarly methodologies to novel research questions.  These are accepted in two categories: short papers of 4000-6000 words or long papers 6000-9000 words.

Forum: a section that includes opinion pieces and reports that provide a particular perspective on critical issues, policies, and contemporary events. We particularly invite submissions on issues that will provoke discussion. Also included in this section will be papers written in reply to articles published in earlier issues of the Journal. The length of forum peices should not exceed 4000 words;

Reports of Practice: should also not exceed 4000 words and should highlight the extent to which the description of an aspect of practice or a program is likely to be of interest and of use to others involved in the practice of university continuing education.


Books Reviews: relevant to the field of professional and/or continuing education. Although unsolicited reviews are welcome book reviews are managed by the JPCOE Book Reviews Co-ordinator with regular calls for book reviews made through the CAUCE list serv. Book reviews should be 600-1200 words in length.

Documentation and Style
Papers submitted to the Journal must provide full references, using the conventions of the American Psychological Association. All other aspects of style and format (headings, figures, tables, and citations) should follow guidelines which appear in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition. To facilitate linking, references must also incldue DOI codes when avaliable.

Please submit your manuscript in Word or RTF (Rich Text Format) format, single-spaced, and font set to either Times New Roman or Arial 12 points. Indent the first line of every paragraph using the tab key, which should be set at five to seven spaces or ½ in. Be sure to include the page number on each page. 


Please note that there are no article processing charges (APCs) or any other submission charges for publication in this journal.

Submission Procedures
Authors submitting manuscripts for consideration are advised that if the submitted manuscript varies considerably with regard to the following guidelines, it will be returned before review.

1.  Authors are asked to submit manuscripts (in English or French) electronically as attachments (in Microsoft Word). Short scholarly research articles should not exceed 6000 words, including references, end notes, and appendices. Forum pieces should not exceed 4000 words, and Reports of Practice should not exceed 2500 words.  For book reviews, which are not reviewed, see point 8, below.

2. Use one attachment for the body of the manuscript (including any tables or figures), including the title and an abstract of approximately 200 words. Neither the authors’ name(s) nor affiliations should appear in this file.

3. A second attachment should contain a title page with the title of the paper, author(s) name(s) and affiliation, address to which correspondence should be sent, phone, fax, e-mail address and acknowledgements. The second attachment should also contain a biographical note of not more than 50 words for the author and any co-authors.

4. Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s website: login (or register) at the website as an author, then follow the five-step procedure for submitting manuscripts. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts at any time during the year.

5. After you receive the editor's notification and reviewers’ comments regarding the status and quality of your paper, please reply to indicate when you plan to resubmit your revised manuscript.

6. When you are addressing the reviewers' comments in revising your manuscript, please highlight the changes you are making, using the text highlight feature in Word.  Please also attach a separate file with a list of the changes you have made in response to the reviewers’ comments, or reasons why you have chosen not to make certain of the changes that were requested.

7. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Once accepted for publication in the Journal, consent from the Editor must be obtained before a manuscript, or any part of it, may be published elsewhere in the same form.

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