Types of Submissions

  • Articles of up to 4000 words (with references)
  • “Brief notes” contributions of up to 2000 words
  • Synopses of defended research dissertations of up to 1000 words
  • Book reviews of up to 1500 words

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Canadian International Social Work and Policy Review provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Only original manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of CISWPR will be reviewed.

There are no fees to submit or publish in this journal, nor does the journal pay any royalties or review fees to the authors or peer reviewers.

As this is an exclusively online journal, no print copies are made available to authors.

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Canadian International Social Work and Policy Review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Canadian International Social Work and Policy Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Canadian International Social Work and Policy Review, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Please refer to Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines when formatting the submission. Do not include a title page, headers, footers, or page numbers in the submission, and make sure that the authors' names do not appear anywhere in the submission file.

Canadian International Social Work and Policy Review has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Author Rights

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), if an article is accepted for publication, the author(s) will retain full copyright for their work.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, requires credit to the author(s) of the article as the copyright holder.

Author Responsibilities

By submitting to this journal, author(s) agree that:

  • they are the creator(s) of the work, or otherwise hold copyright,
  • they have secured any permissions required for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by them, and
  • they have complied with all other ethical principles of academic publishing.
Individuals seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Digital Commons @ TRU Library website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons @ TRU Library service or software in any way.

The failure of Digital Commons @ TRU Library to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Digital Commons @ TRU Library and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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