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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).

    All tables are numbered separately and grouped together at the end of the manuscript.

    Illustrations and figures must be submitted under 'supplementary files' as individual JPG, TIF, or PDF files with a minimum of 300-dpi resolution.

    Clearly visible notes within the text indicate the approximate placement of tables, illustrations and figures.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • For Roots and Relations (R&R) Submissions to CJPE:
    - I declare that I am the lead author and I identify as an Indigenous person.
    - My submission is connected to evaluation.
    - The submission adress one of the following doorway:
    a. Eastern Door – Be a Good Relative. We come to the work rested and ready in ways that reflect traditional, cultural, and spiritual ways of knowing as a process where we respectfully listen and seek to understand first, then decide on best pathways together.
    b. Southern Door – Be of Good Mind. This is the awakening, rooting, and centering of pre-contact and post-contact Indigenous and community- centered and created knowledge and practices that are restorative, regenerative, strength based, protect the privacy, and respect the sovereignty of Indigenous nations related to data, cultural, intellectual, human, and non-human.
    c. Western Door – Do Good Work. This supports the development of culturally specific responsive and regenerative strategies, studies, policies, processes, and work products that align with the need for healthy, reciprocal, respectful and relevant Indigenous approaches to evaluation.
    d. Northern Door – Be on a Good Journey. Using the wisdom of our Ancestors and Elders, we will be grounded in traditional knowledge to celebrate and share what is working and embrace and learn from challenges. We will support walking on sacred pathways for innovative and sustainable Indigenous evaluation that inspires the next Seven Generations.

Author Guidelines

Articles

Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated in relation to:

  • Relevance to the Canadian context in respect to either the programs subjected to evaluation or issues applicable to the practice of evaluation in Canada and elsewhere;
  • Clarity and conciseness, articles of less than 6,000 words are encouraged;
  • Originality;
  • The mix of theoretical, methodological, and reported findings available for publication in any particular issue of the Journal.

Practice Notes

The purpose of Research and Practice Notes is to provide illustrative cases and practical examples of program evaluations. Manuscripts will be reviewed in relation to the following:

  • Relevance to the Canadian context in respect to either the particular programs subject to evaluation or issues applicable to the practice of evaluation in Canada and elsewhere;
  • Clarity and conciseness; notes of less than 1,500 words are encouraged;
  • Overall contribution to the objectives of the Society and the Journal;
  • Provision of a variety of examples of evaluation applications.

Roots and Relations (R&R)

  • Submission Language:  English or French
  • I declare that I am the lead author and I identify as an Indigenous person. Please specify your Indigenous affiliation.
  • My submission is connected to evaluation. Provide an abstract.
  • Type of R&R Submission:
    • Journal Article Submission (3,000 – 7,000 words)
    • Visual Submission: Artbook, regalia digital photos, digital artwork, data visualization, etc.)
    • Audio or Video Submission: Music files, video files, vlog, oral story, story mapping, dance or performance art, etc.
    • Other Submission: Poetry or a combination of submission types
  • 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).
  • If this is a poem or traditional journal article, the submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • If this is a poem or traditional journal article, where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • If this is a poem or traditional journal article, the text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). All tables are numbered separately and grouped together at the end of the manuscript.
  • Which Doorway/Direction does the Submission Address:
  1. Eastern Door – Be a Good Relative. We come to the work rested and ready in ways that reflect traditional, cultural, and spiritual ways of knowing as a process where we respectfully listen and seek to understand first, then decide on best pathways together.
  2. Southern Door – Be of Good Mind. This is the awakening, rooting, and centering of pre-contact and post-contact Indigenous and community- centered and created knowledge and practices that are restorative, regenerative, strength based, protect the privacy, and respect the sovereignty of Indigenous nations related to data, cultural, intellectual, human, and non-human.
  3. Western Door – Do Good Work. This supports the development of culturally specific responsive and regenerative strategies, studies, policies, processes, and work products that align with the need for healthy, reciprocal, respectful and relevant Indigenous approaches to evaluation.
  4. Northern Door – Be on a Good Journey. Using the wisdom of our Ancestors and Elders, we will be grounded in traditional knowledge to celebrate and share what is working and embrace and learn from challenges. We will support walking on sacred pathways for innovative and sustainable Indigenous evaluation that inspires the next Seven Generations.

Book Reviews

Reviews of current publications relevant to theory and practice in program evaluation are reported in each issue.  There is a particular interest in publications relevant to the Canadian experience. Reviewers are solicited by the Book Review Editor.

Language

Manuscripts accepted for publication will be published in either official language.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscripts may only be submitted in electronic format.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed a maximum of 7,000 words.
  • Manuscripts must include an abstract of no more than 100 words.
  • All copy must be doublespaced on 8.5 x 11 inch pages. One inch margins are required on all four sides.
  • All tables and figures must be numbered separately and grouped together at the end of the manuscript. Clearly visible notes within the text should indicate their approximate placement.  Figures must also be submitted in individual JPG, TIF, or PDF files with a minimum of 300-dpi resolution.
  • Manuscripts must conform to the referencing format of the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  All authors of manuscripts accepted for publication that do not conform to APA style will be charged a copyediting fee that must be paid before the manuscript is published.
  • Content footnotes are discouraged and should be used only when absolutely necessary.
  • All submitted manuscripts will be subject to blind review by up to four (4) expert members of the evaluation community.  Authors are required to ensure that all clues to their identity are removed from manuscripts submitted for potential publication.  Copies of reviewers' comments will be sent to all authors with identities withheld.

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