Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal of Action Research invites submissions that contribute to educational knowledge through action research. We are particularly interested in two types of submissions: action research reports and articles about action research that address issues of current importance to action researchers.

Action Research Reports should:

  • be written by elementary, secondary, and university educators 
  • answer questions of the kind, "How can I improve my practice?" 
  • include a section on how data was collected and analyzed 
  • be organized around subheadings flowing naturally from the study itself 
  • include, where appropriate, alternative forms of data representation (e.g. photographs, poetry, stories) and connections to relevant literature 

Articles About Action Research should: 

  • be written by elementary, secondary, and university educators 
  • address issues of current importance to action researchers 
  • include connections to relevant literature 
  • include, where appropriate, alternative forms of data representation (e.g. photographs, poetry, stories

Section Policies

Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

The Canadian Journal of Action Research provides a section in each issue dedicated to the review of books, products or computer software related to action research. These reviews are not peer-reviewed - the views expressed in these reviews are those of the individual reviewers and are not necessarily shared by the editors or the editorial board. The board does reserve the right, however, to publish these reviews at their own discretion (i.e., guarding against libel).

If you are interested in contributing to the journal by writing a review article (1500 words maximum) please contact Trudie Aberdeen, the Book Review Editor at cjar@nipissingu.ca and indicate your areas of interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you wish to have books, products or educational software reviewed and published in an upcoming issue, please contact the Book Review Editor at cjar@nipissingu.ca.  Publishers, please send books for review to:

Ms. Trudie Aberdeen, Book Review Editor
The Canadian Journal of Action Research
Faculty of Education
University of Alberta
845 Education South
Edmonton, Alberta

  • Indexed

Editorials

  • Indexed

Address/Speech

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Notes from the Field

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Announcements

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All research reports and articles are sent to at least two referees representative of differing viewpoints in the practitioner-researcher community. Reviewers use a standardized review form that is designed to provide helpful and supportive feedback to authors. Authors are notified of the decision for publication as soon as possible. Those authors whose papers are not accepted will normally receive advice on redrafting or alternative forms of publication.

Publication Frequency

The Canadian Journal of Action Research publishes three Issues a year.

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.