Information For Authors

Before Submitting to the Journal

  • Please review the journal's Section Policies for information on the various sections of the journal. 

  • Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.

  • Registration and login are also required to check the status of current submissions. 

  • In order to ensure that submissions to the journal have been properly prepared and are in a suitable format for processing, the author must indicate compliance with a Submission Preparation Checklist before being allowed to proceed. If the Author is unable to comply with one of the requirements for some reason, the Author can check the requirement and provide an explanation in the Comments to the Editor.

Submission Anonymity

The CPSR is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Submissions must be anonymized before being circulated to reviewers. See Ensuring a Blind Review for information on how to remove author identification from manuscripts.

Submission Length

No longer than 8,000 words.

Citation Style

The Journal follows the in-text citation system utilized by the Canadian Journal of Political Science and other political science journals.

Time from Review to Publication

Anywhere from 6-18 months.

For more information, please visit the About the Journal page.