The Canadian Journal of Action Research

Managing editor(s): Marianne Barker (Managing Editor) / Editor(s): Kurt Clausen (Editor-in-Chief)

About

The Canadian Journal of Action Research is an open-access, full-text, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended for elementary, secondary, college and university educators who are concerned with exploring the unity between educational research and practice. While our primary aim is to serve the needs of educators in Canada, we welcome readership and submissions from around the world. To some, action research signifies individual, reflective practice; to others, group empowerment. Action researchers use it as a means of professional development, curriculum reform, and even democratic institutional change. Regardless of the reason, the shared goal of all these approaches is to mend the rift between the researcher and the practitioner.

Contact

Contact the Editor-in-Chief at [email protected]  

Contact the Managing Editor at [email protected] 

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Editorial policy and ethics

Peer Review Process

All research reports and articles are sent to at least two referees representative of differing viewpoints in the practitioner-researcher community. Reviewers use a standardized review form that is designed to provide helpful and supportive feedback to authors. Authors are notified of the decision for publication as soon as possible. Those authors whose papers are not accepted will normally receive advice on redrafting or alternative forms of publication.

Copyright Policy

Copyrighted material allows the author to quote briefly (up to 100 words) for scholarly purposes from most published materials, providing the source is correctly cited within the manuscript. If the author wishes to use figures, tables, or longer quotations, written permission must be obtained from the writer or publisher to reprint the material. Under such circumstances, the author needs to provide a permission summary with their manuscript submission. Written permissions must also be provided by subjects in any photographs or audio or video segments. If the subjects are children, a signed release from a parent or guardian must be provided for each child visible in the photograph or video segment, or heard on an audio clip. In addition, although linking to another site does not require permission, replication (such as "screen shots") or description of a site within the manuscript requires permission to be sought from originator of web site, including those created by students, teachers, or schools.


Information for contributors

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 a Microsoft Word file format (or similar).
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; adheres to APA (7th edition) formatting guidelines, and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidlines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions on Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidlines

Sending in your Submission:

To faciliate the anonymous peer review process, it is important that you must submit two different files, as follows:

(1) “Blank” manuscript: In this copy you must include the title followed by an abstract of about 100 words describing your submission (abstracts are published separately to help readers choose the articles they wish to read). The body of the work should not be less than 6,000 words nor exceed 8,000 words in length, excluding references. Nowhere in this text can the author(s) name(s) appear, or any details related to their identity (i.e., publications, names of colleagues, affiliated institutions, etc). Submissions are to adhere to the formatting guidelines of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition). They must also be sent in double-spaced, 12 pt font, with Times Roman (or similar) font.

(2) Authorship information: In this separate file, provide a brief autobiography of the author(s). You may include information such as: current position, professional affiliation, academic background, and areas of current research interest. Please include your mailing address and e-mail address. A photo of the author(s) may be included.

Editorial board

Editorial Board: 

Dr. Manu Sharma, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Dr. Steven Jordan, McGill University, Canada

Dr. Francine Morin, University of Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Cynthia Nicol, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Dan Robinson, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Review Panel

Dr. Saiqa Azam, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Dr. Hartley Banack, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Rodney Joseph Beaulieu, California State University, San Marcos, United States

Dr. Barb Brown, University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Jan Buley, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Dr. Casey Burkholder, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Shauna Butterwick, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Maria Cantalini-Williams, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Dr. Diane Conrad, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Karla Culligan, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson, Concordia University, Canada

Ms. Zoe Donoahue, Institute of Child Study, OISE/UT, Canada

Dr. Susan Drake, Brock University, Canada

Dr. Roswita Dressler, University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Linda Eyre, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Lynn Fels, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr Mark Fettes, Simon Fraser Uiversity, Canada

Dr. Douglas Gleddie, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Karen Goodnough, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Dr. Cristyne Hebert, University of Regina, Canada

Dr. Susan Jagger, Ryerson University, Canada

Ms. Jennifer Anne Jilks,  (retired) Ottawa-Carleton DSB, Canada

Dr. Steven Jordan, McGill University, Canada

Dr. Dip Kapoor, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Paula Kristmanson, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Daniel A. Laitsch, Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada

Dr. Louis Lim, York Region District School Board, Canada

Dr. Ronald MacDonald, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Jennifer Mitton, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Dr. Dolana Mogadime, Brock University, Canada

Dr. Francine Morin, University of Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson, University of Regina, Canada

Dr. Naomi Nichols, Trent University, Canada

Dr. Cynthia Nicol, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Gail Prasad, York University, Canada

Dr. Anita Prest, University of Victoria, Canada

Dr. Daniel Robinson, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen, Ontario Tech University, Canada

Dr. Twyla Salm, University of Regina, Canada

Dr. Terry Sefton, University of Windsor, Canada

Dr. Manu Sharma, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Dr. Kathy Snow, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Dr. Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Marc Spooner, University of Regina, Canada

Dr. Shelley Stagg Peterson, OISE/UT, Canada

Dr. Cynthia Stirbys, University of Windsor, Canada

Dr. Michelle Tan, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Deborah Toope, Acadia University, Canada

Dr. Melissa Tremblay, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr, Norman Vaughan, Mount Royal University, Canada 

Dr. Sandy Youmans, Queen's University, Canada

International Advisory Panel

Dr. Ruth Balogh, Coordinator, Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), UK

Mr. Colin Bradley, President, Action Research, Action Learning Association, Inc (ALARA), Australia

Dr. Mary Brydon-Miller, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Dr. Olav Eikeland, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway

Dr. Allan Feldman, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA 

Dr. Marie Huxtable, Editor for Educational Journal of Learning Theories (EJOLTS), United Kingdom

Dr. Charlotte Jacobs, Research Director, School Participatory Action Research Collaborative (SPARC), Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Christine Lechner, Coordinator, Action Research Communities for Language Teachers (ECML), Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol, Austria

Dr. Joanne Rappaport, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Dr. Carol Rees, Network of Education Action Research of Ireland (NEARI), Ireland

Dr. Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Linnea Rademaker, Past-Chair, Action Research SIG, AERA

Dr. Lonnie Rowell, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

Dr. Thomas Stern, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Dr. Rajesh Tandon, President, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), Delhi, India

Dr. Jack Whitehead, University of Cumbria, UK

Dr. Lesley Wood, North-West University, Potchestroom, South Africa