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Author Guidelines

There are no article processing or submission charges for CJDS authors.

 

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word format. Manuscripts can be submitted through the CJDS website, or directly via email to cjdseditor@uwaterloo.ca. We encourage authors to communicate directly with the Editor as this ensures we can make the process more accessible.

 

Manuscript submissions generally must be no more than 6,000 words, excluding references, notes and tables. Submissions should have no more than 40 references.  Keep tables, figures – including graphs, charts, diagrams – and other images to a minimum (no more than 10); all such material must be accompanied by a brief narrative description to ensure accessibility.

 

We will not accept submissions under consideration at other journals. Manuscripts will be considered for publication with the understanding that the work has not already been published or described in a paper submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere in print or in electronic media. Circumstances in which there has been any other form of public disclosure of unpublished data or work must be declared to the editor upon submission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

All manuscript submissions must be accompanied by a cover page with the article’s title, the full names of all authors and their affiliation and full contact information.  Author’s names must not appear on any other pages of the manuscript. The authors of the document must delete their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, when necessary. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

 

All pages must be numbered.  A header with the paper’s title must appear on every page of the manuscript.

 

If figures, images, or tables are used in the article, the author(s) must submit these as separate files, in addition to their inclusion within the body text.  Authors are responsible for securing permissions for all copyrighted material (i.e., images) and for all costs associated with obtaining full permissions prior to publication. If your text includes copyrighted material, please submit a separate note with your manuscript detailing the relevant copyright information, and outlining the process you will use to obtain permission to publish the copyright material in the Journal.  Authors are encouraged to seek permission for copyright material prior to submitting articles for consideration of publication.

 

Authors should provide an abstract of 250 words or less, which will appear under the listing of the published version.  Authors should also provide a list of 4-10 keywords for their article.

 

Authors are invited to make submissions in any language, though consideration is subject to the editorial board's ability to locate an appropriate peer-reviewer in the subject language. If submissions are made in a language other than English, the title and abstract must be submitted in English. Authors may provide an English translation of their submission, in which case, if the manuscript is accepted, both versions will be published (if the author wishes).

 

 

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. We will not accept submissions under consideration at other journals. Manuscripts will be considered for publication with the understanding that the work has not already been published or described in a paper submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere in print or in electronic media. Circumstances in which there has been any other form of public disclosure of unpublished data or work must be declared to the editor upon submission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  2. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word format.

    Manuscript submissions must be no more than 6,000 words, excluding references, notes and tables. Submissions should have no more than 40 references.  Keep tables, figures – including graphs, charts, diagrams – and other images to a minimum (no more than 10); all such material must be accompanied by a brief narrative description to ensure accessibility.

  3. If figures, images, or tables are used in the article, the author(s) must submit these as separate files, in addition to their inclusion within the body text.  Authors are responsible for securing permissions for all copyrighted material (i.e., images) and for all costs associated with obtaining full permissions prior to publication. If your text includes copyrighted material, please submit a separate note with your manuscript detailing the relevant copyright information, and outlining the process you will use to obtain permission to publish the copyright material in the Journal.  Authors are encouraged to seek permission for copyright material prior to submitting articles for consideration of publication.

  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring an Anonymous Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

There are no article processing or submission charges for CJDS authors.

Author(s) are not required to assign their copyright in and to their article to the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. Instead, The CJDS asks for one-time rights to print this original work.

All articles in the journal are assigned a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Authors are asked to contact the journal Editor if they wish to post the article on any website; translate or authorize a translation of the article; copy or otherwise reproduce the article, in any format, beyond what is permitted under Canadian copyright law, or authorize others to do so; copy or otherwise reproduce portions of the article, including tables and figures, beyond what is permitted under Canadian copyright law, or authorize others to do so.

Contacting the Editor will simply allow us to track the use and distribution of your article.  We encourage use for non-commercial, educational purposes. 

Authors must provide proof of permission clearance prior to the publication of their work if they are including images or other materials that are not their own.  Keep in mind that such clearance can at times be costly, and often takes time.  The journal editor can often work with you to seek permissions if you need information, advice or assistance.

 

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