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Call for papers: Educational Integrity in Canada

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Edited by:
Sarah E. Eaton, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada
Tracey Bretag, University of South Australia Business School, Adelaide

Canada lags behind other OECD nations in terms of research, particularly in the area of educational integrity (Eaton & Edino, 2018). Education in similar nations such as the UK, Australia and New Zealand is federally regulated whereas in Canada it is a provincial matter. Unlike TEQSA (Australia) or the QAA (UK), the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, provides leadership to provincial ministers of education, but has no national regulatory authority. This decentralized approach to education requires a more a rigorous and research-informed foundation to help scholars, educators and policy makers understand how to develop evidence-informed approaches to classroom practices, administrative procedures, and institutional policies.

To help elevate and amplify the Canadian research agenda, we invite submissions for a themed special collection on educational integrity in Canada. This thematic collection supports, but is not limited to, scholarly works arising from the Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity, April 17-18, 2019. Possible topics include:

  • Policy analyses
  • Institutional initiatives
  • Plagiarism
  • Contract cheating
  • Cheating
  • Educational initiatives, prevention strategies and student support to build academic integrity (e.g. tutorials or other educational programs)
  • The relationship between technology and integrity
  • Issues facing a particular educational sector: K-12, Colleges, Universities

Deadline for submission: 31st May 2019

Submitted papers will be blind peer-reviewed in a timely manner and published directly after acceptance (i.e. without waiting for the accomplishment of all other contributions). Thanks to the International Journal for Educational Integrity (IJEI) open access policy, the articles published in this thematic series will have a wide, global audience. Please submit your paper for review by 31 May 2019. Pre-symposium submissions would be very welcome.

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Submission Instructions

  • Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for International Journal for Educational Integrity.
  • The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system.
  • To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission.
  • Indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic collection, Educational Integrity in Canada’.  

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    56 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    38 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    105 days from submission to acceptance
    36 days from acceptance to publication

    99 Altmetric mentions

    Citation Impact
    2.22 - CiteScore

This journal is indexed by

    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - Clarivate
    • Scopus
    • Australian Education Index
    • CNKI
    • DOAJ
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • EBSCO Education Research Complete
    • EBSCO Education Source
    • EBSCO TOC Premier
    • Google Scholar
    • OCLC
    • Summon by ProQuest
    • The Philosopher's Index

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Authors without funds to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) are eligible for a discretionary waiver of the APC, and should request a waiver during submission

International Journal for Educational Integrity also has waivers available at the Editor's discretion. Authors can contact the Editor in Chief for more information.