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Author Guidelines

Submissions criteria

Article submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • research accepted for presentation at a recent York University juried Undergraduate Research Fair
  • intended for an interdisciplinary readership
  • originality, clarity, relevance, timeliness, readability
  • scholarship appropriate to the field of study
  • the manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere 
  • correct APA style used for in-text citations and bibliography
  • appropriate length (up to 15 pages double-spaced; should not exceed 3500 words)
  • text in English or in French

 Copy Editing

Submissions accepted for publication will be copy-edited by a team of students in the publishing practicum course WRI 4721 of York University’s Writing Department. Copy editing is done under the supervision of the course instructor. Copy editors will communicate with authors before final publication.

Instructions for Authors

Revue YOUR Review invites student-authors who have recently presented their work at York University’s annual juried Undergraduate Research Fair to revise and submit a paper for consideration for publication in this refereed e-journal. Calls for submissions are sent to participants after each annual Fair. Works must present original research, not yet published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions should show evidence of scholarship appropriate to the field of study and are evaluated for originality, clarity, relevance, timeliness, and readability for an interdisciplinary audience. Authors are encouraged to attend a writing-for-publication workshop offered by York University’s Writing Department.

Submissions should be in MS Word or RTF format (12-point font) and are accepted in English or in French. Articles should not exceed 3500 words (up to 15 pages double-spaced) and must use APA style (6th edition) for layout, in-text citations, and bibliography, along with the Canadian Oxford Dictionary for spelling. Photographs or other images must be labelled and require permission from the creator. In addition to the paper itself, submissions should include: a title page with author name(s) and a permanent email address and/or telephone number, an abstract of 150-200 words (double-spaced), a list of key terms, a bibliography in APA style, and the date of presentation at York University’s Undergraduate Research Fair as well as the date of submission for consideration for publication in this e-journal.

Submissions are reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be sent to expert readers in the discipline. Those articles accepted for publication or accepted with conditions will be copy-edited by students in an upper-year publishing practicum. Authors may be expected to work closely with copy editors, writing faculty, and/or the journal editors in editing and revising their work.

Authors contributing to Revue YOUR Review agree to release their articles under a Creative Commons licence: Non-Commercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License. Please see: http://yourreview.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/yourreview/manager/files/public/PublicationAgreementandCopyrightLicense2015.04.10-1.pdf). While granting Revue YOUR Review right of first publication, authors retain copyright of their work and are able to re-publish it elsewhere (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or re-publish it in a book or in another journal), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this e-journal.

Directives aux auteurs

La Revue YOUR Review, un périodique à comité de lecture, invite les étudiant(e)s-auteurs de l’Université York qui ont récemment présenté leur travail à la foire annuelle de recherche pluridisciplinaire de l’université, à réviser leur travail et à le soumettre pour être considéré pour la publication. Les appels de soumission sont envoyés aux conférenciers après la foire. Les soumissions doivent représenter de la recherche originale qui n’a pas été ni publiée ni soumise ailleurs. L’article doit faire preuve d’érudition propre au domaine de recherche. Les soumissions seront évaluées par un jury selon les critères suivants : l’originalité, la pertinence, la clarté d’expression et la compréhensibilité par une audience multidisciplinaire et diverse. On encourage les auteurs à participer à un atelier d’écriture offert par le Département d’Écriture de l’Université York.

On accepte les soumissions en anglais ou en français en format MS Word ou RTF  (à double interligne avec la taille de la police à 12 point). Les articles ne devront pas compter plus de 3500 mots (jusqu’à 15 pages à double interligne) et doivent respecter les normes de l’APA pour ce qui concerne le style, la bibliographie et les citations dans le texte.  L’orthographie suit les normes des dictionnaires Le Petit Robert, Usito et Termium Plus. Toute image doit être étiquetée et requiert l’autorisation du créateur. Outre l’article, il faut inclure : une page titre avec le(s) nom(s) de l’auteur/des auteurs, le courriel du contact principal, un résumé de 150 à 200 mots à double interligne, des mots-clefs, une liste de références en format APA, la date de présentation du projet à la foire de recherche des étudiants de premier cycle de l’Université York aussi bien que la date de soumission de l’article à ce périodique.

Tous les articles proposés sont examinés par le comité de lecture de la revue - qui se réserve le droit d’accepter ou de refuser un texte – et peuvent aussi être évalués par les lecteurs experts dans la discipline.  Ceux qui sont acceptés pour la publication, ou acceptés sous conditions, seront révisés par des correcteurs d’épreuves qui participent à un stage supérieur en édition. Les auteurs pourraient s’attendre à travailler de près avec un réviseur, un instructeur du Département d’Écriture de l’Université York ou les rédacteurs en chef de la revue pour la révision de leurs articles.

Les auteurs contributeurs à la Revue YOUR Review acceptent de céder leurs articles sous licence Creative Commons (Non-Commercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License).

Voir : http://yourreview.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/yourreview/manager/files/public/Publication AgreementandCopyrightLicense2015.04.10-1.pdf. Bien qu’ils accordent à la Revue YOUR Review le droit de première publication, les auteurs retiennent leurs droits d’auteurs et peuvent republier leur texte ailleurs (par exemple, le republier dans un livre ou dans un autre périodique ou bien l’afficher sur un dépôt institutionnel), à condition qu’ils signalent sa publication initiale dans RYR.

 

 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. General guidelines

    • use MS Word or RTF format (12 point font)
    • follow the APA style guide (6th ed.) for in-text citations and bibliography
    • use the Canadian Oxford Dictionary for spelling in English
    • use Termium PlusUsitoLe petit Robert for spelling in French (available online at http://www.library.yorku.ca)
    • label all photographs or images 
  2. Article structure

    In addition to the body of the paper itself, the submission should include these elements:

    • Title page (including author name(s) and permanent email address; paper title; course name & number; Faculty or Department)
    • Date of presentation at York University’s Undergraduate Research Fair
    • Date of submission for consideration for publication in this e-journal
    • Abstract (150-250 words)
    • List of key terms, with each item separated by a semi-colon
    • References

    Layout

    • MS Word or RTF format
    • 12-point font
    • 15 page maximum (double-spaced, including any appendices)
    • Double-spaced abstract (150-250 words)
    • References in APA citation style
  3. Copyright

    * Please note that publication in this e-journal does not preclude later publication elsewhere; however, we ask that initial publication in Revue YOUR Review be acknowledged in any future reprint or revision.

  4. Abstract

    • The abstract should provide sufficient information for interdisciplinary readers to understand the topic and its significance and the investigative strategy used. It should include a synopsis of the results and a brief indication of the import of the study. 
    • Abstracts should be a single paragraph, approximately 150-250 words in length, and double-spaced.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors contributing to Revue YOUR Review agree to release their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License, further specified here:

http://yourreview.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/yourreview/manager/files/public/PublicationAgreementandCopyrightLicense2015.04.10-1.pdf

Authors retain copyright of their work and grant the e-journal right of first publication. Authors are able to enter into other contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the e-journal's published version of the article (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book or in another journal), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this e-journal.

 

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