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Author Guidelines

Types of Submissions 

Potential contributors may submit materials for publication as follows: articles (generally not more than 6,000 words including references) or brief reports (approximately 3,000 words).

 

Page charges

There are no page charges for publishing in the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.

 

Manuscript preparation

All submissions should strictly follow guidelines provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (sixth edition).

Please indicate the date(s) when the research was conducted.

Journal policy does not permit the use of the term “subjects”. Participants, respondents, informants, or a more specific designation should be used. In addition, all language within an article must be gender-inclusive, according to the guidelines set by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Authors should prepare two copies of the manuscript: one copy that includes a title page that identifies the authors and a complete set of references; and another copy suitable for a blind review, in which the authors have been removed from the title page and all information in the text and reference list that could identify the authors has been removed.

Authors must provide a 100-word abstract in FRENCH and ENGLISH*.

*It is the responsibility of English-language authors to provide accurate translations of their abstracts. If you are unable to accomplish this yourself, or cannot make suitable arrangements for a high-quality translation, we can arrange to have your abstract translated for you. If you require us to do so, please check below and enclose a cheque, payable to The Canadian Periodical for Community Studies, Inc., in the amount of $40 to cover the costs of this service.

 

Authorship

Any person listed as an author of a paper or monograph should have contributed substantially to the conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; should be involved in drafting the paper or monograph or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and should have approved the version to be published. Further, anyone contributing substantially to the research (as outlined above) should appear as an author. Including people who do not meet the criteria for authorship on the list of authors is unethical, as is omission of a person who meets the criteria for authorship.

All authors should be aware of submissions and decisions concerning papers and monographs of which they are authors.

All additional contributions to a paper or monograph should be indicated in Acknowledgements published with the paper.

Any conflicts of interest should be clearly declared in the author's submission.

 

Reviewers

List the names and e-mail addresses of three persons who are qualified to act as reviewers. Colleagues and co-authors from previously published manuscripts are not ethical suggestions.

Reviewer name(s) and contact information should be provided in 'COMMENTS FOR THE EDITOR' box.

 

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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Every textual citation has a corresponding reference entry.
    - Page numbers are provided for all direct quotes.
    - Listing of authors in citations according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

  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. Authors will provide evidence that research has been reviewed and approved by an appropriate Research Ethics Board.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  8. Both English-language abstract (100 words) and French-language abstract (100 words) prepared (See Author Guidelines).
  9. Tables are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, and referred to by number in text.
    - Each table is prepared on a separate piece of paper.
    - Each table has a descriptive title.

  10. All illustrations (diagrams, drawings, charts, and photographs) are numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numbers.
    - Each illustration is prepared on a separate piece of paper and is identified by author and number on the reverse side.
    - Each illustration has a descriptive title.

  11. Every reference has a corresponding textual citation.
    - Listing of authors in citations according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
    - Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. 

  12. The names and e-mail addresses have been provided in 'COMMENTS FOR THE EDITOR' box of three persons who are qualified to act as reviewers. Colleagues and co-authors from previously published manuscripts are not ethical suggestions.

    or

    Submitting authors are unable to provide contact information for persons who are qualified to act as reviewers.

     

  13. Names and contact information for all contributing authors will been included with the submission. This information will be iisted under 'ENTER METADATA' tab by selecting 'ADD AUTHOR'.
 

Copyright Notice

By submitting to the journal, in consideration for publication of work if accepted and published in the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, all authors agree to transfer copyright of the work to the Canadian Periodical for Community Studies Inc. including full and exclusive rights to publication in all media now known or later developed, including, but not limited to electronic databases and microfilm and in anthologies of any kind.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Abstract Translation: 40.00 (CAD)

It is the responsibility of English-language authors to provide accurate translations of their abstracts. If you are unable to accomplish this yourself, or cannot make suitable arrangements for a high-quality translation, we can arrange to have your abstract translated for you. If you require us to do so, please select this fee type and pay the $40 to cover the costs of this service.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive the Abstract Translation Fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.