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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.
  • Author(s) is currently an undergraduate or graduate student at a Canadian university or college.
  • 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).
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman 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.
  • The submission is a minimum of 2500 words and does not exceed 8500 words in total length (including the bibliography).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • All identifying information (name, school affliation, student number, etc.) have been removed from the submission.
  • The submission abides by the academic integrity standards of York University.
  • All material within the submission has been properly cited in according to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • The submission takes place before the call for papers deadline.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission is the only submission made by this author, unless they are co-authors on another submission. To be clear, an individual author may not solo-author more than one submission. They may submit one solo-authored submission and one co-authored submission for an absolute maximum of two submissions. Similarly, they may not submit more than one co-authored submission with the same co-author(s).
    Note: This requirement is per issue (or per call for papers). Authors are welcome and encouraged to submit to multiple issues of this journal.

Author Guidelines

To submit an article/essay to the YUCR, register as an author with the journal. Upon completing your user profile, you will have the option to create a new submission. Please ensure that your submission is consistent with our submissions guidelines and latest call for papers theme.
Note: to maintain the integrity of our double-blind review process, we ask that all submissions and abstracts be void of identifying information. Submissions that do not adhere to this request cannot be considered for review. 

Peer Review Process
All scholarly submissions will be initially screened by our selection committee for its basic fitness to the scope and theme of the journal, as well as its adherence to the journal's submission guidelines. Manuscripts that make it through to the next stage of the review process undergo double-blind review by our Substantive Editors, Faculty Advisors and Stylistic Editors. This process takes place over the summer, beginning in May and ending in August.
Revision of a manuscript does not guarantee publication. All editorial communication is conducted through the OJS to expedite the publication process. Therefore, it is necessary that authors submit their manuscript directly to this OJS submission portal. Authors can also follow the progress of their submission through their OJS account.
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Copyright notice
Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use - with proper attribution - in educational and other non-commercial settings. Authors should not receive royalties from subsequent publications.
Open Access Policy
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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.