- General Information
- Manuscript Selection
- Journal Publishing Workflow
- Authorship, Misconduct and Ethical Issues
- Paper Template: MS-Word
- Application Form for Free Print Journals: MS-Word (Authors only)
The Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) has developed a manuscript-selection system called the Star System for Journal Quality.
Step 1: Basic Check
The editor or editorial assistant checks a received manuscript to determine whether it fits the journal’s aim and scope. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.
Step 2: Similarity Check
Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate, the leading plagiarism-detection system) to check for similarity to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.
Step 3: Peer Review
We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors' identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated. Please see a sample of Result of Review.
Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision
The decision to accept an article is based on the average score given by reviewers. The reviewers grade a submitted manuscript on a scale of 1 to 5. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must obtain an average score not less than 2.5 (some journals require a higher score). However, we may reject a manuscript with a score higher than 2.5 when an editor or reviewer thinks it is not suitable for publication.
Journal Publishing Workflow
Please see the workflow for the article publication:
Authorship, Misconduct and Ethical Issues
We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s Core Practices and its advices. It covers: authorship, conflict of interest, data, ethical problems, peer review, plagiarism, redundant (duplicate) publication, and whistleblowing.
- Cathy TaylorEditorial Assistant