Canadian Psychology has a mandate to present generalist articles in areas of theory, research, and practice that are potentially of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists. Manuscripts with direct relevance to the context of Canadian psychology are also appropriate for submission. Original, empirical contributions may be considered if the research is of direct relevance to the discipline as a whole (e.g., a survey of psychologists about the future of the discipline).
Editor / Rédacteur en chef
Book Review Editor / Responsable, comptes rendus de lecture
Paul Samuel Greenman
Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec
Managing Editor / Directeur des services de redaction
Canadian Psychological Association
Editorial Board / Comité de redaction
Concordia University, Québec
University of Ottawa, Ontario
Université de Montreal, Québec
University of Calgary, Alberta
University of Ottawa, Ontario
York University, Ontario
Martin M. Antony
Ryerson University, Ontario
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
University of Western Ontario, Ontario
McGill University, Québec
University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick
University of Regina, Saskatchewan
University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec
University of Toronto, Ontario
University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick
Acadia University, Nova Scotia
E. Kevin Kelloway
Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia
International Editorial Board / Membres internationaux
Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, Belgium
Hôpital Sainte-Anne de Paris, France
Brigham Young University, USA
University College London, UK
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Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal.
Martin Drapeau, PhD ECP
Montréal, Québec H3A 1Y2
The file format should be Portable Document Format (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Microsoft Word Format (.doc). The file must exactly copy, in all respects and in a single file, the complete APA-style printed version of the manuscript.
Masked Review Policy
All submissions undergo an anonymous review. If an author does not want a masked review, this should be indicated in the cover letter along with a brief explanation. Instead of indicating authors' names and affiliations on the title page, authors should place this information in the cover letter, which is not seen by reviewers.
All identifying information should be removed from the manuscript. Authors should make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities.
If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.
Canadian Psychology considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Canadian Psychology, that they have not been published already, and that they are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere.
Manuscripts may be submitted in French or in English.
Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).
Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.
Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.
Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.
We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.
To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:
- Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
- Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.
If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.
Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.
Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.
In Online Supplemental Material
We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.
In the Text of the Article
If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.
Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.
Submitting Supplemental Materials
APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.
Abstract and Keywords
All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.
List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.
Examples of basic reference formats:
- Journal Article:
Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
- Authored Book:
Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Chapter in an Edited Book:
Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.
The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.
For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.
When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.
APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.
The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.
For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:
- $900 for one figure
- An additional $600 for the second figure
- An additional $450 for each subsequent figure
Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).
On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.
APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.
APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).
Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.
- For manuscripts not funded by the Wellcome Trust or the Research Councils UK
Publication Rights (Copyright Transfer) Form (PDF, 83KB)
- For manuscripts funded by the Wellcome Trust or the Research Councils UK
Wellcome Trust or Research Councils UK Publication Rights Form (PDF, 34KB)
It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).
In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).
APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.
Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.
The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.
- Psychology and New Technologies / La psychologie et les nouvelles technologies
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 4, November 2014. Includes articles about digital cognitive behavior therapy, online data collection, mobile apps, and standards in telepsychology.
- Science in Psychology / La science en psychologie
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 3, August 2014. Collectively, the articles included in this issue provide important information and perspectives on the evolving relationship between science and practice.
- Psychological Services / L'accès aux services psychologiques
Special issue of the APA/CPA Canadian Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 2, May 2014. Includes articles about access to psychotherapy and other mental health services in Canada, as well as a number of commentaries.
- CPA Awards — 2013 / Les prix de la SCP — 2013
This special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 1, February 2014 presents 10 articles that won awards from the Canadian Psychological Association in 2013.
- Industrial and Organisational Psychology / La psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 4, November 2013. Includes articles about workplace mental health, employee engagement, organizational politics, candidate selection, and feedback.
- History of Psychology in Canada
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 2, May 2013. Includes articles about women in Canadian psychology; eugenics and the women's movement; culture in the history of Canadian psychology; and John Wallace Baird, APA's first Canadian president.
- CPA Awards - 2012 / Les prix de la SCP - 2012
This special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 1, February 2013 presents 10 articles that won awards from the Canadian Psychological Association in 2012.
- Sport and Exercise Psychology / Psychologie du sport et de l'exercice
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 53, No. 4, November 2012. Includes articles about perfectionism; promoting physical activity in preschoolers; gender and motivation; individual sport team environments; mindfulness; and self-determination and self-efficacy theory.
- Progress Monitoring in Clinical Practice / Le suivi en continu en clinique
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 53, No. 2, May 2012. Articles discuss progress monitoring, including measuring techniques; treatment outcomes; and use of feedback.
- CPA Awards / Les prix de la SCP
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 53, No. 1, February 2012, presenting presidential and award addresses from the Canadian Psychological Association convention.
- The 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists / le 25ième anniversaire du Code canadien de déontologie professionnelle des psychologues
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 52, No. 3, August 2011. Articles discuss the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, including its evolution; research ethics; applications in teaching; supervision; technology influences; and ethical challenges.
- Developments in Psychological Measurement and Assessment / Développements en mesure et évaluation psychologiques
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 50, No. 3, August 2009. Articles discuss developments in psychological measurement and assessment, including personality and psychopathology assessment; implicit measures; personnel selection; performance appraisal; crime and violence risk; intelligence testing; and neuropsychological assessment.
- Social Psychology and Self-Determination Theory: A Canadian Contribution
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 49, No. 3, August 2008. Articles discuss Canadian contributions to self-determination theory, including work, education, relationships, parenting, health, environmental issues, and psychotherapy.
- Literacy Development in Canada/Developpement de la litteracie au Canada
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 49, No. 2, May 2008. Articles discuss issues in literacy development in Canada, including parental influences; research challenges; longitudinal predictors; reading comprehension; storytelling; and learning disabilities.
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