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College Quarterly
Information for Authors

The College Quarterly (CQ) is an independent, internet-based journal of research and discussion 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.

Work most likely to be published will address one or more of the following overall 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
    • book reviews approximately 500-750 words on length
    • new technology related to college context
    • teaching/learning strategies
  • Conference Proceedings
    • relevant conference presentations that are NOT published by the conference as conference proceedings
  • Commentary
    • opinion pieces/guest viewpoint – these may not reflect the opinions of the Editorial Board or the Publisher
    • commentaries may be no more than 400 words
    • letters to the editors
    • editorial page
Publication Criteria

Submissions must be original manuscripts in the APA style and in electronic format. Conference Proceedings will be considered as long as copyright is not held by the conference sponsor(s). 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).

The content of manuscripts accepted for publication, including titles, text, tables, diagrams and graphics, are 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’ judgement, 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.

All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than100 words, and a brief by-line 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.

Manuscripts may be submitted at any time. Authors will normally be notified within 2 to 3 weeks that the manuscript has been received and whether or not the article is accepted for review. 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

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

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.