Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- 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 Circumstances in which there has been any other form of public disclosure of unpublished data or work must be declared to the editor upon submission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.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 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.
- 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.
- 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 an Anonymous Review have been followed.
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.
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.