29 June 2015

Call for Submissions: Canadian Journal of Family Law

The Canadian Journal of Family Law — whose Advisory Board I have just joined — is a refereed bilingual law journal that publishes academic articles on a broad range of family law issues. The CJFL was the first family law journal in Canada, and for some reason was originally published at Osgoode Hall; its editors came to their senses and moved to UBC four years later, in 1982.

The CJFL had issued a call for submissions for issue 30:1, to be published in the fall of 2015 now that 29:2 is off to the presses. According to the CJFL's submissions guidelines, this is what you have to do:
  • Manuscripts should be typewritten, double spaced, written in either English or French and be sent in Word format. Articles should not exceed forty typewritten pages, about 8,000 to 10,000 words.
  • Include a cover page with the title of the article, the author's name, a brief statement of the author's qualifications, any acknowledgements or credits and a one paragraph summary or mc abstract of the article.
  • Unless the Editorial Board specifically permits otherwise, only original, previously unpublished manuscripts will be accepted.
In terms of style, the Journal says this:
  • Quotations should be distinguished from the text by single spacing. 
  • Manuscripts should include footnotes rather than endnotes.
  • Manuscripts should follow the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.
  • If the article is a long one or contains complex material, the use of subheadings to break up the text is encouraged.
Submissions can be sent in by email to cdnjfl@interchange.ubc.ca or by snail mail to:
Canadian Journal of Family Law
University of British Columbia
Room 109, Annex 1, Faculty of Law
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1