JustResearch No. 14

Submission Guidelines for Prospective Authors


To submit an article to JustResearch, please send an electronic copy of the article via email to the following address:

Anna Paletta
Editor, JustResearch
Research and Statistics Division
Department of Justice Canada
E-mail address: anna.paletta@justice.gc.ca

Content and Focus

The goal of JustResearch is to disseminate and integrate policy relevant research results across the Department of Justice Canada and within our readership. As such, articles should focus on issues related to the mandate and the broader policy direction of the Department of Justice Canada. Authorship and institutional affiliation should be included with all submissions.


Articles may be submitted in either French or English.


Articles should be between 2000 to 4000 words (5-10 pages, single spaced) including references, tables and figures.


All articles should be written in a clear, non-technical language appropriate for a broad audience. The use of headings and subheadings is strongly encouraged. The electronic copy being submitted should be in 11-point Times New Roman font, and the text should be single-spaced. No logos, headers, footers, or other embedded elements should be inserted in the electronic copy of the article. Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and should be placed appropriately throughout the article. They should be submitted in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, or PowerPoint, and the source files should be provided and be clearly identified. The style to be used for references, footnotes, and endnotes should follow the author-date system described in The Chicago Manual of Style.[1]


Please note that we cannot guarantee all submissions will be published. All accepted articles will be edited for content, style, grammar and spelling. Any substantive changes will be sent to the author(s) for approval prior to publication.

[1] University of Chicago Press, The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 2003).

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