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Submission guidelines

Authors are required to write their paper using the CORERJ manuscript template (downloadable here). This template provides instructions about article formatting. Before submitting an article, authors are required to read the general terms and conditions and complete the online submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted by email to

Types of papers accepted

Research notes and Pilot Studies (2,500 – 3,000 words)

These are short summaries of research in progress. These articles may be helpful for those who are beginning their work and would like feedback on a particular research question(s) or more for information on a particular topic. For longer research notes, general contextual information about one’s study (e.g., the research questions, theoretical perspectives, and methodological design) should be included. Where applicable, further elaboration of the study’s details can be given (e.g., descriptions of a pilot study, updates on data collection, on-going data analysis, and preliminary findings).

Literature reviews (2,500 – 6,000 words)

This type of article can be either a critique of the literature or specific methodological approaches. It could be part of an ongoing work or a standalone piece (MPhil/master essays for example). This type of article should clearly state the purpose or intention of the review (e.g., in a statement, or the form of a hypothesis or research question), provide sufficient background information of the focus area, and define any technical terms that that would be unfamiliar to non-specialist readers. The article should also indicate how it will go about addressing the topic under discussion and include a 300 word abstract.

Research papers (2,500 – 6,000 words)

This article allows students who are in the final stages of their research the opportunity to present their main research findings. Submissions should contextualise the research question(s) in a sufficient review of the literature, outline the theoretical perspective, methodological design, and data collection and analysis techniques. The study’s strengths and limitations, ethical considerations, and implications should also be addressed. Research papers will need to be accompanied by a 300 word abstract.

Kaleidoscope and other Conference papers (2,500 – 6,000 words)

This article is an expanded version of the presented conference paper. Specifically, more details about the background, description, and additional results of the research should be provided. Prospective authors can refer to the "Research paper" guidelines above to guide the composition of their paper. Abstracts submitted to the Kaleidoscope Conference or other graduate conferences can be used for this paper, unless the research has undergone significant changes, in which case, a revised abstract is required.

Selection process

Articles submitted to the journal will undergo a multi-tiered review process.


Submitted papers will first undergo a pre-selection process based on general quality and technical compliance to CORERJ’s submission requirements (criteria used in this pre-selection process can be viewed under "Evaluation Checklist" of the CORERJ Peer Review Form). This first stage is a double-blind, peer-review procedure, where two Review Panel members will review a paper and notify the Editor whether they feel it is eligible to move on to the second, open-review stage.

Open review

Authors who successfully pass the pre-selection stage will be given three weeks to make necessary changes to their work before it is open reviewed. Papers will be uploaded to the CORERJ open-review website, where registered users will provide further feedback to authors before their papers are published. Authors are  permitted (and encouraged) to engage in a dialogue with open reviewers. The open-reviewing period lasts 40 days in duration, and upon completion authors will have an additional month to make revisions based on the accumulation of feedback and commentary.