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Author Guidelines

• In order to be considered for publication in JCACS, submissions must be concerned explicitly with some aspect of curriculum studies in Canada.

• Manuscripts are to be submitted via the online submission system on the JCACS website. Manuscripts will be accepted in English or French as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document file. Note that JCACS does not have article submission or processing charges.

• Manuscripts are to be typed, double-spaced, and in Arial 12-pt. font. Manuscript should be between 3,500 and 5,000 words, not including references or abstract. Please include page numbers in the top right corner.

• Authors should ensure that all content that could identify them, and therefore bias the review process, is removed from their manuscript. Content found in the text or in the references that could identify the authors should be replaced with the word “Author(s).”

• Abstracts should be 250 words maximum and should be placed in the manuscript above the article, in addition to being submitted using the online submission form on the JCACS website.

• Labelled tables, figures, and images should be placed within the text at appropriate points. Each table and figure should have a stand-alone descriptive title that explains its purpose without reference to the text; each table column should have an appropriate heading.

• Please avoid header/footers, using endnotes where necessary and placing all works cited at the end of the manuscript. All references should conform to APA Format, 6th Edition.

• All submission will be subject to an internal review by the Editors. Only articles that meet the stated publishing criteria will be subject to further review. The Editors will rely on the reviewers’ suggestions, but will not necessarily be bound by them.

BOOK REVIEWS: Following the mandate of the journal, "Reviews" invites submissions in both French and English that engage the work of curriculum scholars and others whose work speaks to the dilemmas of curriculum studies for a Canadian and international readership. We particularly encourage Reviews of new work by Canadian curriculum scholars. Reviews are expected to provoke lively, respectful and critical discussion that expands the boundaries of curriculum studies and/or engages with persistent questions in new ways. We welcome submissions that consider the structures of teaching and learning in a variety of curricular settings and narrative formats, including film, literature, and digital media. Reviews for single books/media are typically 2,000-2,500 words in length, while review essays, that may consider a single theme or critical conversation amongst several texts, may range from 2,500-3,500 words. Potential reviewers should send a proposal of 150 words to: JCACS Editors,


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 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. All content that could identify the authors has been removed from the manuscript.
  4. The manuscript text is between 3,500 and 5,000 words.
  5. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point Ariel font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

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