Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue Canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en éducation (CJNSE/RCJCÉ) is a non-masked peer reviewed journal sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education/La Société Canadienne pour l'étude de l'éducation (CSSE/SCÉÉ), and the Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education/Le comité Canadien des étudiants diplômés en éducation (CCGSE/CCÉDÉ); the latter is the graduate student caucus within Canada’s national network of educational researchers. The CJNSE/ RCJCE is solely managed by graduate students with the participation of faculty advisory editors, who are members of the editorial board. CJNSE/ RCJCE’s mandate is to give graduate students studying in Canada opportunities for:

  • Learning essential steps for future publishing with blind peer-reviewed journals,
  • Receiving mentorship through the publishing process by the editorial team,
  • Gaining valuable publication experience,
  • Disseminating their work in a multilingual online journal, and
  • Connecting with other graduate students and their work.


Section Policies

Research Study/Recherche

Articles about a research, usually include methodology, results, and discussion.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Position Paper/Essai

Papers stating a position, a political view about education.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literature Review/Revue de la documentation

Papers reviewing literature on a subject in education.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review/Critique de livre

Review of a book or article.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

CJNSE/RCJCÉ is a non-masked peer-reviewed journal, and as such does not require manuscripts be submitted with a masked title page. Authors are mentored through the publishing process by the editorial team. Authors must include their name(s) and full contact information on the title page of their manuscript. If a manuscript has multiple authors, a lead author must be designated as the person with whom the Review Editor will correspond throughout the review/manuscript development process.


Publication Frequency

The journal accepts manuscripts on an ongoing basis. There are generally two issues published each year.


Open Access Policy

The CJNSE/RCJCE is an open access journal: all articles and reviews will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, and share. There is no fee which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf (e.g. by their research funder or institution) to submit to the journal. Permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user licenses.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 
Anyone can a) distribute, copy, review, and cite the article; b) create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions; c) create adaptations or derivative works of or from an article or a review (such as a translation); d) include the article in a collective work (such as an anthology); e) data mine the article as long as they credit the author(s) and the journal; f) acknowledge that they do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article; and g) they do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation and/or the journal and/or the affiliated institution.


Terms of Use

Our ethical policies attempt to protect the rights of the ideas and works of authors as well as the CJNSE/RCJCE. The CJNSE/RCJCE is not liable for the completeness, accuracy, or usefulness of any information on the CJNSE/RCJCE website.

  • All articles and views presented in CJNSE/RCJCE are those of the contributors.
  • If evidence of plagiarism, duplicate publication, falsified data and/or information arises from submissions, the CJNSE/RCJCE will notify the audience.
  • Articles, content, materials, symbols, and design presented on the CJNSE/RCJCE website have different copyrights.
  • Copyrights of all articles remain with the authors, and first publication rights with CJNSE/RCJCE. Use and reproduction rights of any articles or abstracts on the CJNSE/RCJCE website are granted for individual, non-commercial, and educational purposes only, and if properly cited for electronic materials. Otherwise, permission must be obtained from the CJNSE/RCJCE or the authors.
  • For all other materials on this site, there is a Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike. 
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Call for Papers

CJNSE/RCJCÉ publishes electronically twice annually in the Spring and Fall. The journal accepts submissions on an on-going basis with deadlines in the Summer and Winter of each year.