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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word .docx file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and the Manuscript Template.

Author Guidelines

Article type
Description
Number of Words*

Letters

Brief communication of novel findings

1,500

Articles

Describes novel research

3,000 (legal articles up to 15,000)

Review

Thorough evaluation of important research

10,000

*number of words includes all words within the main text (e.g. Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion). Word count do not include figure captions, tables, Acknowledgement or References.

Submissions must

  1. Meet ethical requirements: e.g. all animal or human studies must contain an explicit statement that the protocols were approved by board or governing office.
  2. Be original, and be respectful to additional scholarship. The Alberta Academic Review is strict against plagiarism. 
  3. Be approved by the Editor in Chief and assigned Editors.

Please submit your work in Microsoft Word (.doc, or .docx) format. Visit Formatting Requirements for specific Text and Figure formatting.

Email manuscripts to submissions@albertaacademicreview.com

For questions, reach out to contact@albertaacademicreview.com

Publication Information

By submitting your article, you give the AAR the right to first publication of your article.

Manuscript Composition

Suggested composition for each of the Article types is marked with an “X”, while empty fields are not recommended. Contact the publisher at contact@albertaacademicreview.com to request an exception, if necessary. 

Suggested composition

Letters

Articles

Reviews

Title Page

x

x

x

Abstract

x

x

x

Key Words

x

x

x

Glossary

 

x

 

Introduction

x

x

x

Methods

 

x

 

Results & Discussion (combined)

x

   

Results

 

x

 

Discussion

 

x

x

Appendix

 

x

 

Acknowledgements & Grants

x

x

x

Disclosures

x

x

x

References

x       (<30)

x     (<50)

x

Manuscript Composition Description

Title Page – all submissions must contain a title page. The title page contains the title of the article: author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s). Identify each author’s affiliation by superscript numbers matched to the appropriate institution. For affiliation list all departments in which the work was done; an abbreviated title for the running head; and the corresponding author’s name, e-mail and physical address for correspondence. Only one author may be designated as the corresponding author.

  • Title – avoid unnecessary words, and do not exceed 160 characters (including spacing between words).
  • Authors – Include all author(s) last and first names with initials for second name. Do not include specific titles (e.g. PhD, MD, etc.).
  •   Address for Correspondence – only one author is designated as the corresponding author. Give full name, full address, current email address.

Abstract – one paragraph; maximum 250 words. The abstract should state: what was done and why, what was found, and the conclusion. The Editors must be able to discern the purpose of the paper from the abstract alone.

Keywords – three to five words relevant to the article are allowed (excluding Law specific Articles).

Glossary – a glossary may be helpful in equation-laden articles, in which case the glossary specifies the units as well as each definition.

Introduction – a brief overview of the scope and relevance of the study, especially with regard to previous advancements in related fields.

Materials and Methods – Detailed description of Techniques, Models and/or Statistical methods. May also include supplies (including manufacturers and suppliers), conformity and guidelines of the study.

Results – Explicit experimental data and results. Explains any particular statistical significance of the data. (Attention: Do not compare samples from different set of experiments).

Discussion – Interpretation of the data, especially compared with previous published material cited in the ‘References’.

Appendix – an appendix may be included (and is often helpful) in mathematical modeling or computations papers (e.g. to provide details of a solution or strategy).

Acknowledgements & Grants – the authors may wish to thank people indirectly involved with the research (e.g. lab assistant), and financial supporting agencies (e.g. list the grants, fellowships and donations that funded (partially or completely) the research). Industry-sponsored grants should be listed under ‘Disclosures’.

Disclosures –Disclose to AAR any potential conflict of interest, financial or otherwise (e.g. list of industry-sponsored grants).

References – limited to directly pertinent published works or papers that have been accepted for publication. Ensure the proper style has been chosen:

i. APA (American Psychological Association): Business, Education, Psychology and Sciences
ii. MLA (Modern Language Association): Humanities
iii. Chicago/Turabian: Fine Arts and History
iv. The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide): Law