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.
- 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.
- You understand that the Canadian Journal of Communication is a delayed open access journal and your article, once published, will be available by subscription for one year. After a year, the article will be open access. This means that you are willing to grant CJC exclusive rights to the distribution of your article for the period beginning with the acceptance of your article and ending 12 months after its publication date.
- The submission file is in DOC or DOCX format (i.e., filename ends with .doc or .docx)
- To facilitate peer review, all authors who are to be included in the published version and their institutional affiliations must be listed. This information may be submitted in a supplementary file called “All authors and affiliations” or in the submissions text box following the submitting author’s identity.”
- The submission file does not include any spaces in the file name (i.e., My_Article_Name.doc instead of My Article Name.doc).
- All identifying author information has been removed from the main article submission file as per the provided instructions. Please note that this is not required for book reviews.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., CJC Online) are activated and ready to click.
- The text meets this journal's formatting requirements as outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- All images, figures, and tables are not included in the submission file. Instead, all images, figures, and tables have been saved as separate files using file formats outlined in the Author Guidelines and will be submitted in Step 4 of the online submission as supplementary files.
- All audio and/or video files have been saved as separate files using file formats outlined in the Author Guidelines and will be submitted in Step 4 of the online submission as supplementary files.
- You have reviewed and accept the provisions of the copyright and privacy notices to be found at the end of the very long "Author Guidelines."
- New research, knowledge, and/or theory advancement
- 7000-9000 words
Research in Brief
- New research and knowledge
- Not necessarily theory advancement
- max. of 5000 words
Policy in Brief
- contribution to or analysis of communication and/or cultural policy issues, debates, or legislation processes
- 3000-4000 words
- short analyses of communication and/or cultural policy issues, debates or legislation processes
- responds to Policy Portal CFPs <provide link>
- published online only
- Engagement with a current issue
- 3000-4000 words
Please see "Author Checklist" and the "Author Contract" for submissions for a fuller statement of author and journal rights.
The Canadian Journal of Communication is a not-for-profit enterprise focused on the dissemination of research and, thereby, the building and maintaining of a research community. All submitted manuscripts must reflect original research the results of which have not been previously published, or under consideration elsewhere for publication, and that authors are willing to license exclusive use to the journal for a "consideration and production" period prior to publication and for 12 months after publication. In the contract for publication, authors also agree to cite the journal as the original publisher in all subsequent uses under the author's control or influence. Articles published in CJC are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada Licence. For further information please see the licence summary and the full licence.