How to submit your manuscript

How to submit a manuscript to CJ

  • Submit your manuscript via email to meyerh@ohio.edu
  • When we receive your manuscript, we’ll review it to make sure that it meets the guidelines below and that the content is appropriate for consideration by the journal’s editorial board.
  • Then, we assign your manuscript for blind review by at least two members of the editorial board.  We aim to make a decision about publication within eight weeks of receiving your manuscript.

Submission Guidelines

Length:  Manuscripts should be no longer than 8,000 words in length, not counting tables, charts, references, and footnotes.  Submissions should include an abstract of 100 words or fewer and a list of at least five relevant keywords.

Style:  Authors should use APA Style, following the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Author information:  Only original manuscripts not under active review by other journals will be considered.  Authors should include a cover page with their contact information on it separate from the main manuscript.  For blind peer-review purposes, no other pages of the manuscript should include information about the author.

Formatting:  Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word or another accessible format, NOT as PDFs.  Any figures or images should be submitted separately as high resolution images. In addition, authors should ensure they have copyright permission to use the images. A screen capture will not be accepted unless the author includes a weblink to the original website.

Copyright:  Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will grant Community Journalism an exclusive license to publish for one year from the date of first publication.  After that period, Community Journalism retains a non-exclusive right to publish the article online and in archives, while all other copyrights are retained by the author.