Author guidelines

The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education (CJSAE) publishes the following types of manuscripts.

In the Articles section of the journal, it publishes original reports of research related to adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning that utilize all recognized social research methodologies including empirical, interpretive, ethnographic, historical, comparative, hermeneutic and philosophical studies.

In the Perspectives section, CJSAE publishes critical reviews of the literature of adult education and essays that focus on analytic examinations and critiques of issues in adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning.

In the Field Notes section, CJSAE publishes biographical and autobiographical reflections on the field and practice of adult education.

The CJSAE publishes Book Reviews (solicited by the editors) in each issue.

Manuscripts submitted for publication can be written in either English or French.

Length, Format & Editorial Style

Research-based manuscripts for submission to the "Articles" section should not exceed 7,500 words (including references and abstract); submissions to the “Perspectives” section should not exceed 5,000 words; those for “Field Notes” should not exceed 3,000 words; “Book reviews” should not exceed 1,000 words. All manuscripts should be word-processed, single spaced, with 1" margins, and include all tables, figures, notes and references. All references to any institutions, locations, programs or persons that might help identify the authors must be excluded from the entire manuscript provided for review. A running head (the short title) must appear on each page. Figures and large tables should be printed on separate sheets. All manuscripts should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (APA) 7th Ed. Authors are required to acknowledge that their manuscript conforms to the style guide.


An abstract of approximately 150 words should be provided on a separate page with the running head only.