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The College Quarterly (CQ) is an independent, digital-based journal of research and dialogue published by Seneca College. It is directed primarily to college educators, and others interested in post-secondary college education relevant to the Canadian context, college educators in North America and worldwide.

The CQ fills an urgent need and a continuing gap as there currently exists no other academic journal that addresses issues specific to the Canadian colleges. The journal publishes both peer-reviewed and editor-only-reviewed articles; peer-reviewed articles are clearly identified as such.

Work most likely to be published will address one or more of the following themes as they relate to education and Canadian colleges:

  • Teaching and Learning

    • Research

      • presentation of research completed on topics relevant to the scholarship of teaching and learning
      • both peer reviewed and non-peer review
    • Theory and Practice

      • scholarly discussions related to teaching and learning issues
      • teaching/learning strategies
      • technology enhanced learning
      • case studies
  • Applied Research

    • applied research – examples, findings, announcements of calls for proposals, links to resources and funding sources
    • case studies are welcome
  • Student Affairs and Student Services

  • College, Community and Governance

    • issues related to administration and governance of the colleges
    • legislative and political issues that affect the college community
    • announcements, news
    • relationships between colleges & universities
    • relationships with the private sector, business and industry and non-government organizations
    • relevant social issues
    • international issues
  • Reviews

    • reviews approximately 500-750 words
    • new technology related to college pedagogy and teaching/learning strategies

Publication Criteria

The content will report scholarly research or present scholarly discussions related to the themes identified above and approximately 3,000 to 4,000 words in length (longer articles will be considered on a case by case basis).

Submissions must be original manuscripts in the APA style and in electronic format with as little formatting as possible. We would prefer not to receive printed text manuscripts.

All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 100 words, and a brief byline about the author(s) and e-mail contact information for the principal author. CQ accepts no responsibility for the return of contributors’ media if submitted in a format other than e-mail, and authors are reminded to retain current copies of all work submitted.

The content of manuscripts accepted for publication, including titles, text, tables, diagrams and graphics, is subject, without consultation with the author(s), to such reformatting and modification as is deemed necessary for publication and to those minor editorial changes which, in the Editors’ judgment, do not substantially alter the intent of the original manuscript.

The copyright for all content published in the CQ belongs to The College Quarterly, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Ontario. Authors will be asked to sign a Copyright Release Form before an approved article is published.

Submissions to CQ

Authors are requested to submit work in electronic format (e.g., within an e-mail or as an attachment to an e-mail, on diskette or CD) using any software (e.g., Rich Text Format or MS WORD for PC or MAC computers) and in APA style with as little formatting as possible. We would prefer not to receive printed text manuscripts.

Manuscripts may be submitted at any time. You will receive a response within 2 business days with the next steps and any questions or concerns we may have. Manuscripts submitted for peer review will be blinded and reviewed by a panel of experts in the relevant field. It may take up to three months for a peer review to be completed. General interest articles accepted for publication may be published in the next edition of the CQ or held for later publication as appropriate.

All correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Jean Choi and Dr. Michael Maynard, Senior Editors, College Quarterly, by email at college.quarterly@senecacollege.ca.

Warning: Phishing/Trolling emails from Predatory Journals

We have been informed that some of our authors who are published in the CQ have been receiving “Invitations for Submission” from predatory journals who, in their own print embed the notice that there will be a charge to the author before the publication of the article. You might find it helpful to refer to the following article on that topic: Beall article.

Beall’s list http://scholarlyoa.com/

Any reproduction and dissemination of College Quarterly content must be accompanied by full reference recognition of the author, title and publication volume and number. Permission is granted for copying, reprinting or distribution for educational purposes only and not for revenue generation.