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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • Submissions should be double-spaced in 11-point Calibri font with 1-inch margins all around.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic, format, and reference requirements outlined in the Style Guide.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the tips in How to Make a Manuscript Anonymous have been followed.


Articles are to be submitted in .docx format.  Articles should be between 5000 and 7000 words, excluding references. Articles that exceed 7000 words will not be considered. Articles should contain ethical approvals when required, including research and/or institutional review board approvals required by Indigenous Nations, Tribes, or Bands. Please use terms most appropriate to the Indigenous people to whom the storywork refers. When referring to Indigenous people, it is preferable to use the language they use to refer to themselves.


CJNE publishes short and timely commentaries on critical educational issues concerning Indigenous peoples. Commentaries are expected to be about Indigenous education and thought-provoking. Commentaries are peer reviewed to different criteria, allowing different Indigenous educational issues to be expressed. Commentaries are between 2000 to 3000 words. Commentaries should include a title, abstract, keywords, and references. Commentaries must include a 100 to 150 word abstract and up to five (5) keywords.

Book Reviews

Please contact the Publication Production Manager before submitting a review. Book review essays should not exceed 2000 words.

Artistic and Creative Storywork

CJNE welcomes the submission of editor-reviewed multi-modal forms of representation(s) of arts-based Indigenous research, teaching, and creative works. These scholarly works will be included as Artistic and Creative Storywork. Through songs, digital images, recorded videos of dance performances and plays, among others, offer a means of Indigenous knowledges and oral traditions in education. Scholars and educators have the opportunity to share their educational research or teaching and/or its processes in shorter pieces of creative format. Submissions should be accompanied by a short (120 word) description of the art-work and how it connects to research and/or teaching in the field of Indigenous education.

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