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Author Guidelines

Journal articles should be from 6000 to 8000 words, including an abstract (of no more than 100 words) and references. The body text is single-spaced, justified, Times New Roman, 12pt font. The article should not include page numbers. Please consult previous articles to follow the same format. 

All manuscripts should be carefully prepared for double-blind review. This means that manuscripts do not include the author's name(s), institution(s), or other identifying features. Please follow the Ensuring a Blind Review steps.

Submitting author(s) respect the following guidelines and format for submission:

1) Title. The first page starts with the article title and the first letter of each word is capitalized according to APA formatting. The title is in Times New Roman, 18 pt, aligned left, with a right indentation of 3.51 cm. A blank line follows the title.

2) Abstract. The abstract follows the blank line with the title "Abstract" in bold. The text immediately follows on the same line. The abstract is followed by a blank line.

Example: Abstract: This paper addresses….

3) Keywords. Keywords follow with the same formatting as the abstract and are separated by semi-colons. Two lines are skipped after the keywords.

Example: Keywords: Arts; Education

4) Text body. The body of the text follows. The body text starts with a Drop Cap for the first letter. Please see previous articles for examples. To add this, go into the “Insert” menu, and select “Drop Cap” to the right, 3 lines to drop, Times New Roman. 

5) Paragraphs. Each paragraph has an indent of 1.27 cm at the first line. There are no spaces between paragraphs, except before subtitles.

6) Subtitles. Each subtitle is in bold, 12 pt, with no indent or colon. Subheadings are also in 12 pt, underlined, with no indentation or colon.

7) Figures and tables.  Figures, images, photographs, drawings, tables, and diagrams are directly inserted into the text and are centered. They must be labeled with appropriate credits for copyright and in accordance with APA style format. 

8) Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements, if any, are located directly before the References at the end of the paper.

10) References. All references use APA style (7th Edition). In the reference section, please include hyperlinks to the article’s DOI by highlighting it and using Word's Insert Hyperlink tool and the article’s URL.

11) Endnotes. Authors must use endnotes, not footnotes. Endnotes should be at the very end of the manuscript after the references. Footnotes, if any (these must be limited), are placed at the appropriate places in the text.

11) Blinding the review. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

12) Not previously published. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

 

BOOK REVIEW GUIDELINES

The book review section publishes reviews of books or arts research projects related to the field of arts education research and issues as outlined in the journal’s focus and scope. The purpose of the review is to provide readers with a critical evaluation and/or creative response to the book or arts project.

In your review, please discuss the following:

  • Aims of the book and whether the aims were achieved;
  • The background of the author and their expertise in the subject;
  • For edited books, the important themes and questions raised in the book, and the chapters that directly speak to these themes and questions;
  • The appropriateness of the methodology, including sources used;
  • The audience who might benefit from the work;  
  • The implications of the book for arts education practice, theory, research, and policy;
  • How the book compares to other scholarship in the field;
  • Any creative responses generated form the review (optional), which may take the form of a poetic sounding, a visual arts response, etc.;
  • Constructive comments about the strength and weaknesses of the book.

Book Review Process:

  1. Review the books on our current pages: http://crae.mcgill.ca/booksForReview;
  2. Choose a book and communicate your desire to review it with the Book Editor (list your contact info);
  3. Once you receive the book, your review will be due 6 weeks from the day you receive the book;
  4. If you expect a delay, please let the Book Editor know so that we may agree on a new deadline.

Submitting author(s) respect the following guidelines and format for book review submissions:

Follow APA formatting and the CRAE article formatting directives described above. The body text is single-spaced, justified, Times New Roman, 12pt font. The article should not include page numbers. Include keywords for your submission. 

The first page starts with the article title and the first letter of each word is capitalized according to APA formatting. The title is in Times New Roman, 18 pt, aligned left, with a right indentation of 3.51 cm. A blank line follows the title.

Title of Book, Author(s) or Editor(s), Location of Publisher, Publisher, Year, Number of Pages, ISBN Number

Example:

DBT-Informed Art Therapy: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and the Creative Process, by Susan M. Clark, London, England, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017, 344 pp., ISBN: 978-1-84905-733-2

Word limit for book reviews should be approximately 1000 words. For edited collections, the word limit may be increased to 1500 words. Please write in accessible language.

 

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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor section).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, found in the About the Journal section. Any manuscript that does not follow author guidelines will be returned to the author.

    Example: The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point, Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses), APA style referencing.

    Figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. All images and tables are embedded and centered at the right places in the text. All images should be labelled in accordance with APA style format.

  3. References follow APA formatting. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. Endnotes, if any, should be at the very end of the manuscript after the references. Footnotes, if any (these should be limited), are placed at the appropriate places in the text.

  5. Blind Review- The article is prepared for double-blind peer review and the Ensuring a Blind Review steps have been followed.

     

  6. The manuscript is limited from 6000 to 8000 words, including an abstract (of no more than 100 words) and references.
 

Copyright Notice

The copyright notice is CC BY SA. 

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license. Thus any derivatives will also allow commercial use. For example, if someone translates your article into French, the French version of the article will also have to be shared under a CC BY SA license.

 

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