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International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies
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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) Please ensure that your manuscript follows a structure such as introduction, literature review, methodology, findings and conclusion. You are welcome to replace these generic headings with section headings that reflect the unfolding argument in your manuscript.
  • 2) Two electronic word or RTF versions (do not provide PDF or HTML formatted versions) of the manuscript must be submitted. The first electronic word document of your manuscript must remove all author(s) identifying information to preserve anonymity. The second version of your manuscript includes the author(s) identity and is marked "not for review" in the file name. Please provide the word count on the manuscript.
  • 3) We also require an electronic word document that includes the title of your manuscript, the abstract (100-150 words), the keywords (5-6), acknowledgements and the author(s) brief (no more than 50 words) autobiographical note including name and affiliation. Please ensure that you include the full mailing address and email address of the corresponding author.
  • 4) Author to provide two or three suitable reviewers to be considered by the Journal Editors. Please include the suggested reviewers in the 'Comments for the Editors' section or in your 'not for review' file when submitting your manuscript.
  • 5) Photographs and other visual materials should be high-contrast black and white glossy print. Permission to reproduce them must be obtained by the author(s) and acknowledgements made in the article.
  • 6) Include a statement in the 'Comments for the Editors' or in the 'not for review file' that your manuscript has not been published previously. You must also inform the Editors that your manuscript has not and will not be sent for consideration by another journal once it has been submitted to the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies.

Author Guidelines

The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies is an internationally peer-reviewed publication and we welcome contributions within the field. A typical manuscript will be between 6,000-8,000 words (double-spaced pages) including tables, endnotes and references (APA 6th edition). 

All submitted manuscripts should be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submitting to the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies. All manuscripts that are deemed suitable for review undergo a double-blind peer review process by at least two reviewers with academic expertise in the relevant subject area. Please note that the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies now uses iThenticate which is plagiarism detection software (should the reviewers and/or editorial team have concerns about the original content).

Please refer to the submission preparation checklist prior to submitting your manuscript for consideration. The Editors reserve the right to return manuscripts to authors where they exceed this word limit and/or where the submission preparation checklist (1-6) are not followed.

Reminder - Each manuscript must be accompanied by an email stating that it has not been published previously and that it has not and will not be sent for consideration by another journal while submitted to the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies.

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