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Author Guidelines

CRSP/RCSP will only consider submissions which are not under consideration at any other journal or publication. and which have not been previously published elsewhere.
As a refereed journal, manuscripts are evaluated by anonymous peer reviewers with expertise in the subject area. CRSP/RCSP reserves the right to edit manuscripts for lengths and conformity to our editorial guidelines and house style.

Article should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than 7,000 words, excluding reference list.

An abstract of 250 words or less should be included.

References should be limited to those works cited in the text and should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

For refereed articles, remove author’s name(s) and affiliation(s) from the article prior to uploading to the CRSP/RCPS site.

Refereed articles up to 3,000 words that provide commentary on current affairs and critical issues in social policy may be published in the Perspectives/Initiatives section.

Each submission must be accompanied by a 250 word abstract, and a brief biography of the author.


La CRSP/RCPS n’évaluera que des articles qui n’ont pas été soumis ou publier ailleurs. Étant un journal indexé, les manuscrits sont évalués anonymement par des pairs expérimentés dans le domaine. La CRSP/RCPS se réserve le droit d’éditer les manuscrits, que ce soit au plan de la taille ou pour les rendre conformes à sa politique éditoriale.

L’article doit être dactylographié à double interligne et ne pas dépasser 7, 000 mots, liste de références non inclue.

Les références doivent se limiter à celles citées dans le texte et être présentées selon les normes de l’APA.

Supprimer le nom de l'auteur avant de télécharger l'article au site Web de CRSP/RCPS.  Les articles publiés dans la section.

Perspectives/Initiatives, ne doivent pas dépasser 3,000 mots sous la forme d’un commentaire ou d’un énoncé d’enjeux critiques en politiques sociales.

Chaque soumission doit être accompagnée d’un résumé de 250 mots et d’une brève biographie de l’auteur.



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.

  1. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. The text is double-spaced;

    uses a 12-point font;

    employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses);

    and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Publication Manual of the American psychological Association (APA).
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

1-The author guarantees that the manuscript is an original work not published elsewhere in print or electronically in whole or in part, except in abstract form, that the author has the full power to make this contribution, and that the manuscript contains no matter libelous or otherwise unlawful or which invades the right of privacy or which infringes any proprietary right.


2-The author guarantees that the manuscript has not been previously published in print or electronically and that if the manuscript contains any tables, figures or images fully reproduced or closely adapted from previously published material, the author must obtain the necessary permission from the author/publisher holding the original copyright prior to publication in CRSP. The author may be required to produce evidence of permission granted to CRSP’s editors.

 3-As a condition of publication in CRSP, the author assigns all copyright to CRSP, including but not limited to the right to publish, republish, and otherwise distribute this manuscript in print, electronic, or other formats. As CRSP is a non-profit interdisciplinary scholarly journal, the author will receive no royalty or other monetary compensation for the assignment set forth in this agreement.


For the purpose of full disclosure, CRSP will not normally use the content provided by the author in a commercial venture, but for the purpose of disseminating the author’s content to as many readers as possible. For distribution, third parties engaging in commercial activities may be contracted to distribute the content globally, and such parties may make a profit out of the author’s content in their normal course of business. CRSP will not pay the author or reimburse the author in any form based on such commercial activities because the conduct of such commercial activities is outside the control of CRSP.


Any future reference to or use of this published material by the authors must acknowledge CRSP as the original place of publication.



Permission is given to author(s) receiving funding via Tri-Council Agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), to make their publications freely available in an Open Access repository within the stated deadline by the Tri-Council Agencies (12 months following publication). Archiving of publication must be a manuscript copy bearing none of the CRSP headers, footers or any other distinguishing marks. No links to the article on the CRSP website is permitted.

 Permission requests from third parties to reproduce articles in part or full in academic/educational publications can be directed to the managing editor of CRSP, and will not be unreasonably denied.



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