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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 .pdf, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. Mircosoft Word is the preferred format.
  • An Abstract of 250 words or less is included. The abstract should include searchable keywords to allow prospective readers to locate your article by typing keywords into a search engine. Please do not include citations in the abstract. Five to ten keywords are included. Because the journal aims to highlight contributions from and about Canada, we recommend that "Canada" is one of the key words.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. URLs should not appear in the body of the manuscript, only in the References, as per APA.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to this journal must have a focus on academic integrity in the Canadian context. Contributions from practitioners, researchers, and students are welcome.

The journal is limited to submissions authored by Canadians. Co-authored submissions are considered when the first author works or studies at a Canadian institution. Proof of insitutional affiliation may be required from all authors.

Authors must have an e-mail address from a Canadian educational institution. Independent Canadian scholars and practitioners without a Canadian institutional e-mail address should send a query letter to the editor before submitting a manuscript.

We accept manuscripts of varying lengths, though the minimum length is 500 words, exclusive of title, abstract, and references.

Submissions must include an Abstact, Keywords, and References.

APA citing and referencing must be followed for all sources, including websites (i.e., no hyperlinks in the body of the work).

Contributors should use self-citations sparingly and judiciously. A contributor may include a maximum of three-self citations. In other words, a contributor's name may not appear in the References list more than three times. The number of self-citations should not exceed 10% of the total number of citations. (In other words, if ten sources are referenced in total, not more than one should be a self-citation. If twenty sources are cited, not more than two should be self citations, and so on.)

At this time, the journal accepts submissions only in English. Manuscripts should be carefully copyedited before submission.

Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity is an Open Access journal that publishes articles under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC-ND) license, meaning that authors retain the copyright to their work. As such, authors are encouraged to deposit the published version of their work to institutional or disciplinary repositories immediately upon publication, alongside a link to the URL of the published article on the journal’s website.


Reflection paper can be exploratory in nature. Perhaps there is an emerging academic integrity issue for which there may not be a ready answer. Your reflections are informed by your professional practice and knowledge of the field. Reflections should maintain a neutral and professional tone, providing evidence to inform and substantiate the discussion. We encourage authors to refrain from criticizing their employers (or any other institution) and to adopt an approach that fosters readers to think deeply about the topic in productive ways.

 Reflection submissions should be no more than 2,500 words (excluding tables, figures, or references).

Articles submitted to the Reflection section of the journal will be edited but will not undergo peer review.

Practitioner Articles

Practitioner Articles describe the practical work, experiences, and insights of practitioners of academic integrity. All practitioner articles must be within the focus and scope of the Canadian Journal on Academic Integrity. Practitioner articles should be no more than 4,500 words (including tables and figures, and excluding references.

Articles submitted to the Practioner's section of the journal will be edited, but will not undergo peer review.

Peer-reviewed Articles


Research papers report empirical studies addressing significant research questions in academic integrity. Grounded in pertinent literature and theories, research questions are answered by data that are systematically collected and analyzed. All research papers must be within the focus and scope of the Canadian Journal on Academic Integrity. Original research articles should be no more than 5,000 words (including tables and figures, but excluding references).


Reviews may include, but are not limited to, articles that describe the systematic and substantial syntheses of literature for a specific topic, evaluate progress in specified topic, or critically assess an issue. All reviews must be within the focus and scope of the Canadian Journal on Academic Integrity. Original research articles should be no more than 12,000 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures, and references).

Articles published in the peer-reviewed section of the journal will undergo double-blind peer review.

Position Papers

Position papers are essays written to advance an argument, opinion, program, or action. Position papers are usually invited, shorter (~3,500 words) than empirical research and review papers and focus on specific topics that are of important to the field and make specific recommendations to advance research and practice of the topic. All position papers must be within the focus and scope of the Canadian Journal on Academic Integrity. 

Articles submitted to the Position Paper section of the journal will be edited but will not undergo peer review.

Book Reviews

Occasionally, the Canadian Journal on Academic Integrity will publish book reviews judged to be of broad interest to the academic integrity community. 

Book Reviews will be edited, but will not undergo peer review.

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