Submission Guidelines

Instructions on how to make a submission (by Open Journal Systems): https://openjournalsystems.com/ojs-3-user-guide/submitting-an-article/

Submissions to the JMRL must not be published or under review by another peer-reviewed journal or publication platform (unless the author has received a formal rejection letter from JMRL). Copyright: JMRL reserves the right to be the primary distributor of the submission piece.

Manuscripts can be submitted at any length (suggested length: 2000-4000 words). 

Original Research

1) Abstract

2) Introduction

3) Methodology

4) Results

5) Discussion,

6) Conclusion (Optional: future work)

7) Acknowledgements (if applicable)

8) References

Reviews

1) Abstract

2) Introduction

3) Methodology

4) Results

5) Discussion,

6) Conclusion (Optional: future work)

7) Acknowledgements (if applicable)

8) References

Viewpoints, Perspectives and Opinion Pieces

1) Abstract

2) Introduction

3) Body

7) Acknowledgements (if applicable)

8) References

Other

If you have a school paper, thesis, policy paper or other research that does not fit in one of the three main categories, email research@livesforliteracy.org a copy of your work to be considered for publication in JMRL. Include the names of all contributors on the document and references (if applicable). Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Format

  • Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced
  • Include figures and tables in manuscript and also sent separately
  • Authors should be listed in order of contribution
  • All papers should be written in third person (excluding acknowledgements section)
  • Citation style: APA

Ethics Policy

  • Anonymous surveys: must provide project information and a space for informed consent.
  • Video/audio survey or face-to-face interactions: informed consent through signature (if participant is under 16 then parental/guardian signature is required).
  • Participants cannot be coerced into participating in your project and have the right to withdraw from your project at any time.
  • Other ethics: abide by your affiliated institution/facility.

Sample human participant consent forms from the Government of Canada website:

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/science-research/science-advice-decision-making/research-ethics-board/reports-reference/sample-consent-form-quantitative-study-en.pdf 

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/science-research/science-advice-decision-making/research-ethics-board/reports-reference/sample-consent-form-qualitative-study-en.pdf