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 file is in Microsoft Word file format (.DOCX).
- The manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition.
- The manuscript is double spaced and uses 12pt Times New Roman font.
- Any references are included in endnotes.
- The manuscript may use footnotes sparingly for additional information.
- The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it currently being considered by another journal. CJAM only accepts unpublished work. If you are a student, your manuscript is permitted to have been submitted to an instructor/professor for course completion and grades.
- The manuscript has been anonymized and no identifying information of the author is visible on the manuscript. To do this, please remove your name and affiliation from the title page and/or from any headers. If your manuscript is accepted, the name that you provide during submission will be used.
- The manuscript uses inclusive language, which “acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities”. The manuscript uses the following inclusive research guidelines, taken from the Linguistic Society of America: a. The manuscript relies on found facts, rather than generics and stereotypes, even if seen as positive (e.g., “Asians tend to score well on standardized tests”). b. The manuscript uses person-first language (e.g., “disabled” vs. “person with a disability”). c. The manuscript uses anti-colonial and anti-racist language and grammar (e.g., “The Ukraine” vs. “Ukraine”; “blacks” vs. “Black people”; “Kiev”, vs “Kyiv”). d. The manuscript does not use unnecessary gendered generalization (e.g., “Congressman” vs. “Member of Congress”; the use of “man” as a gender-neutral term; the use of gender where not needed such as “male nurse”; and the use of “he/she” rather than “they”).
- The manuscript does not exceed 7,000 words (approx. 28-30 pages) and does not fall short of 1,500 words (approx. 4-6 pages). Please provide an explanation in the comments for the editor section if your submission does not meet these requirements.
- The manuscript's reference links are all up to date.
- The manuscript includes a 150-250 word abstract.
The Public Affairs section of the Canadian Journal for the Academic Mind seeks to publish research and scholarship that critically examines issues related to politics, governance, and social policy in Canada and beyond. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including political science, sociology, law, public health, and economics, among others. We are particularly interested in work that challenges conventional wisdom, advances innovative approaches, and offers constructive solutions to pressing public problems. We encourage authors to engage with debates and controversies, to ground their work in rigorous empirical analysis and theory, and to write in a clear, accessible style that will appeal to a broad audience of academic and non-academic readers alike.
Arts & Humanities
The Arts & Humanities section of the Canadian Journal for the Academic Mind is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research and scholarship in fields such as literature, history, philosophy, cultural studies, and the arts. We welcome submissions that showcase original research, theoretical innovation, and critical insights into the human experience. We are particularly interested in work that pushes the boundaries of traditional disciplinary boundaries, that engages with diverse perspectives and voices, and that interrogates the social, political, and cultural dimensions of the human experience. We encourage authors to write in a clear, engaging style that will resonate with a broad range of readers, including academics, students, and members of the general public.
Natural & Applied Sciences
The Natural & Applied Sciences section of the Canadian Journal for the Academic Mind is committed to publishing high-quality research in fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, and mathematics. We welcome submissions that showcase original research, methodological innovation, and theoretical rigor, and that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields. We are particularly interested in work that has real-world applications and implications, that addresses pressing environmental, health, and technological challenges, and that is accessible to a broad audience of scientists, policymakers, and lay readers. We encourage authors to present their work in a clear, concise, and jargon-free manner, and to engage with broader debates and discussions in their respective fields.
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