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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should follow conventions of the current APA edition.



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. As a relatively young publication, CCJ is not currently indexed by most databases. Please be sure to search past volumes of CCJ to ensure your literature review is most current.  


  2. Pleae ensure that there are no institutional or individual markers in the ms.  This includes actual names of people and institutions.
  3. From editors: Broadening perspectives and voices in CCJ is an important goal that can be supported by spending additional time checking out author citations and citation author biographies, seeking out new or different scholarship to include, and more. We encourage authors and reviewers to explore this practice and we will also be engaging this practice as editors. We believe the work it takes to become more familiar with diverse scholars and scholarship is essential and are committed to doing that through CCJ. Here is a draft list we are working on to refer scholars, reviewers, and others interested, please contact us with suggestions: Access the document here

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. While the operating system uses the term Blind Review, CCJ stands against the use of such ableist language.