Clicking on the underlined titles of the following policies will direct you to a full explanation. We encourage users to carefully read through all of these.
At CJAM, we take the privacy and confidentiality of our authors, reviewers, and readers very seriously. We understand that the protection of personal information is important, and we strive to maintain the highest standards of privacy and confidentiality in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The scope statement outlines the broad areas of focus and objectives of CJAM, emphasizing its commitment to interdisciplinary research, inclusivity, open-access publishing, and rigorous peer review processes.
At CJAM, we are passionate about the notion that all individuals should have access to research and information, regardless of institutional affiliation or financial status. That's why we are committed to open access publishing, which ensures that our articles are freely available to anyone with an internet connection, without any barriers or restrictions. By advocating for and embracing open access, we not only encourage more fairness and diversity in scholarly settings, but also make it possible for a larger audience to take advantage of the most recent findings and concepts in academia. Open access is not just a technical detail for us, but a fundamental principle that underpins our mission and values. We are committed to making our journal a truly open and accessible platform for the academic community, and we invite all researchers and readers to join us on this journey.
By submitting your work to the Canadian Journal for the Academic Mind (CJAM), you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual license to publish your work in all forms and media. You retain the right to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display your work for any purposes and to make and distribute copies of your work as part of a course pack or anthology. You also agree to publish your work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), and to indemnify and hold harmless CJAM from any claims arising out of your work.
The Canadian Journal for the Academic Mind (CJAM) follows a rigorous review process to ensure the quality and integrity of published works. The review process is double-blind, meaning the identities of both the author and the reviewers are kept confidential. Manuscripts are anonymized before being sent to reviewers, and their feedback is also anonymized when provided to the author. The assignment of editors and peer reviewers is carefully managed by the Editor-In-Chief, considering their expertise and potential conflicts of interest. Reviewers are guided by clear guidelines provided by the journal and are expected to provide timely and constructive feedback. The Editorial Board oversees the review process to ensure fairness and adherence to the journal's standards. Manuscripts may undergo revisions based on the reviewer's feedback, and the maximum number of review rounds is limited. Upon acceptance, the Editorial Board communicates the final decision to the author, marking the manuscript's preparation for publication.
"The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organisations that have collaborated to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications."1