Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education is published by The Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), a professional association of deans, directors, senior administrative personnel and practitioners whose professional careers are in university continuing education in Canada.

The Journal has two objectives. The first is to advance and disseminate knowledge by publishing analytical and research papers, reports, reviews, and commentaries of value to professional practice in continuing education in general, and university continuing education in particular. The second is to encourage dialogue about continuing education within and among relevant professional and academic communities.

The views expressed in the Journal are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the editors or of the Association. Articles may be reproduced only by written permission of the author.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Forum / Tribune

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reports of Practice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The Canadian 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 four broad categories:

  • scholarly articles and research papers that focus on questions or issues related to any aspect of professional practice in university continuing education. Research papers should emphasize the implications of results and conclusions for practice in the Canadian context;
  • Forum, a section that includes opinion pieces, reports, or letters that provide a particular perspective on critical issues, policies, and contemporary events. Also included here will be papers written in reply to articles published in earlier issues of the Journal;
  • reviews of books relevant to the field of professional and/or continuing education.
  • Reports of Practice, consisting of items written by and for people involved in the day-to-day practice of university continuing education, and which should prove to be a rich store of ideas and information of immediate use to other programmers;

Documentation and Style

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) 6th Edition

Please submit your manuscript in 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.

Editorial Review and Editing

Papers 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 five 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.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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