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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; or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor.
- The submission file is in DOC or DOCX format (i.e. filename ends with .doc or .docx)
- The submission file does not include any spaces in the file name (i.e. My_Article_Name.doc instead of My Article Name.doc).
- All identifying author information has been removed from the submission file as per the provided instructions. Please note that this is not required for book reviews.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., CJC Online) are activated and ready to click.
- The text meets this journal's formatting requirements as outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- All images, figures, and tables are not included in the submission file. Instead, all images, figures, and tables have been saved as separate files using file formats outlined in the Author Guidelines and will be submitted in Step 4 of the online submission as supplementary files.
- All audio and/or video files have been saved as separate files using file formats outlined in the Author Guidelines and will be submitted in Step 4 of the online submission as supplementary files.
Submission of an original manuscript to the Journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication; that the author is willing to assign copyright to the journal as per a contract that will be sent to the author just prior to publication and, if accepted for publication, it will be published in print and online and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the publisher. The author licenses the right of exclusive publication to the CJC for one year and agrees to cite the journal as the original publisher in all subsequent uses under the author's control or influence.
The journal takes the stance that the publication of scholarly research is meant to disseminate knowledge and, in a not-for-profit regime, benefits neither publisher nor author financially. It sees itself as having an obligation to its authors and to society to make content available online now that the technology allows for such a possibility. In keeping with this principle, the journal has published all of its back issues online. At the same time, were an author who contributed to the journal prior to the journal putting in place an explicit request for online rights to request that his or her work be removed from the CJC-Online website, the journal would remove the work.
Authors who publish in the Canadian Journal of Communication agree to release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada Licence. This licence allows anyone to copy and distribute the article for non-commercial purposes provided that appropriate attribution is given. For details of the rights an author grants users of their work, please see the licence summary and the full licence.