Journal of University Continuing Education is a refereed, professional journal published twice a year, spring and fall. Its readers are involved in developing programs and teaching in university continuing education, scholars, and senior university administrators. Original material in either English or French is invited in three broad categories:
Papers submitted to the Journal must provide full references, using the conventions of the American Psychological Association. All other aspects of style and format (headings, figures, tables, and citations) should follow guidelines, which appear in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 5th Edition.
Please submit your manuscript in Microsoft® Word® or RTF (Rich Text Format) format, double-spaced, with 1 inch on the left, right, top and bottom margins, and font set to either Times New Roman or Arial 12 points. Indent the first line of every paragraph using the tab key, which should be set at five to seven spaces or ½ in. Be sure to include the page number on each page.
Review and Editing
are given blind review by consulting editors or colleagues in the field with special competence in the area represented by the paper. Review criteria reflect high academic standards and include: contribution of new knowledge to the field, relevance and significance of contents to professional practice in university continuing education, clarity of presentation of ideas (organization, syntax, vocabulary, grammar). The first phase of the review process normally requires ten weeks to complete; if revisions are requested the process is extended. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to make minor alterations (for the sake of clarity), where necessary, to accepted manuscripts.
Authors submitting manuscripts for consideration are advised that if the submitted manuscript varies considerably with regard to the following guidelines, it will be returned before review.
Authors are asked to submit manuscripts (in English or French) electronically as attachments (in Microsoft® Word®). Manuscripts should not exceed 5000 words.
Use one attachment for the body of the article (including any tables or figures) and an abstract of approximately 200 words. Neither the authors’ name(s) nor affiliations should appear in this file.
A second attachment should contain a title page with the title of the paper, author(s) name(s) and affiliation, address to which correspondence should be sent, phone, fax, e-mail address and acknowledgements. The second attachment should also contain a biographical note of not more than 50 words for the author and any co-authors.
Submission of a manuscript implies that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Once accepted for publication in the Journal, consent from the Editor must be obtained before a manuscript, or any part of it, may be published elsewhere in the same form.
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts at any time during the year. Direct general correspondence to:
Walter Archer, PhD
Academic Advisor, Adult Learning, and
Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
2-254 Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB Canada T5J 4P6
Phone: (780) 492-4906
Fax: (780) 492-6735
Revising and resubmitting manuscripts
After you receive the editor's notification and comments regarding the status and quality of your paper, please reply to indicate when you plan to resubmit your revised manuscript.
When you are addressing the reviewers' comments in revising your manuscript, please highlight the changes you are making, using the character shading feature in the Microsoft® Word® tool bar.
In the meantime, attach to your letter of resubmission a list of the changes you have made in response to the reviewers' comments. In the list, include the page numbers in your new manuscript, where necessary and appropriate, on which you have made the requested changes.
We will send you two complimentary copies of the issue in which your article appears.
should be as short as is consistent with a clear presentation of the subject
matter, and may range in length from 600 to 1200 words (recommended maximum).
Advance notice of intention to undertake a review is advisable. Inquiries
should be sent to:
Dianne Conrad, PhD
Director, Centre for Learning Accreditation
Director, Bachelor of General Studies
1 University Drive
(780) 675 6924
(780) 675 6730 FAX