Author Guide

Instructions for manuscript submission

All manuscripts must be electronically submitted to the Journal in .doc or .docx format. A template is provided below. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th édition, 2010 or 7th édition, 2020), except for the references in articles written in French, which should be written in the format provided in l’adaptation française de ces normes as suggested by the Université de Montréal.

  • The submitted manuscripts must not exceed 6000 words, references included. Double-space all copy and use Times New Roman 12-point font. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the journal template (available in Word), which has been pre-formatted according to the guidelines given below.

  • Title page: The title page should contain a clear and concise title of the paper, followed by the abstract. The abstract should be no longer than 100 words. It should define the topic and state the research objectives, the methods used, and the main results obtained or the main conclusions drawn. The abstract should be followed by a list of from three to five key words.

  • Main body: The correct style for each structural element in the main body of the text (heading level 1, heading level 2, paragraph, list, footnote) has been pre-formatted in the journal template (available in Word). Include tables and figures at the end of the body. Place footnotes at the end of the paper, after the references list.

  • References: All references cited within the body, in the references list, and within footnotes must be formatted according to APA referencing style. References in papers submitted in French must be formatted according to l’adaptation française de ces normes as suggested by the Université de Montréal. Remember to provide a DOI for each reference, when applicable.

To ensure anonymity in the review process « Double blind peer review », please remove all personal references from the paper that could identify the author(s), including names, university associations, email addresses, postal addresses, and so on. All personal information should be provided in the author’s account (My account) at this site when the manuscript is submitted, and not in the manuscript itself.

    To ensure efficient review of submissions, the Editor Team reserves the right to return all manuscripts that do not strictly adhere to the above preparation guidelines. This will expedite the review process for manuscripts that meet the preparation guidelines.

    In summary:

    Before submitting your text, please ensure that it complies with the editorial guidelines of the journal.

      General guidelines

      All manuscripts must be submitted to this Journal exclusively, and must not be under concurrent consideration by another journal. Submitted manuscripts must not be previously published.

      By submitting this manuscript, the author declares that the work:

      • is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
      • is an original work and is the exclusive property of the author(s), or that the author has obtained from all copyright holders of the work, and where applicable, the works or extracts of works that it contains, the required authorizations under this agreement.
      • does not infringe on any copyright or other rights of any person, and that it does not contain any material that could be considered slanderous, defamatory, or confidential that would be liable to violate any laws or contractual obligations. The author commits to indemnify and hold harmless the Journal from all legal expenses, damages, and other costs arising from any lawsuit concerning these materials.
      • has not been previously published or submitted for publication in another journal, and will not be published or submitted for publication before the Editor of the Journal has communicated a final decision on manuscript acceptance, with the understanding that the author has the right to withdraw an article submitted for publication by sending written notice to the Editor.

      The Journal commits to:

      • make available online an electronic version of the work and provide continuous free access to it according to the conditions set forth in the Creative Commons License mentioned in point 1.
      • carry out or promote any and all actions liable to raise the visibility and increase the dissemination of the work, in whatever format or support.

      It is important to note that by agreeing to this mode of publication, the author keeps all the so-called “commercial rights” provided by the Copyright Act. Thus, the author remains free to distribute or disseminate the text himself or herself, and to enter into any agreement with an editor in order to distribute or disseminate the work, with the understanding that dissemination under a Creative Commons license, once approved, can never be revoked.