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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 press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument 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, which is found in About the Press.

Author Guidelines

Tikkun Beyond Borders: Connecting Youth Voices, Leading Change

These guidelines apply for authors submitting to the Tikkun Beyond Borders project.

Overall theme and objectives:

Please download and read the author guidelines here or read the instructions below: Please download and read the guide for reviewers here: http://cdigs.uwindsor.ca/tikkun/guidelines-authors.pdf

Please ensure that your chapter makes a clear & explicit connection to the overarching theme of Tikkun (healing, reconciliation and advocacy for social justice) that align with the project objectives. Kindly refer to the project documents as needed.


5000-7000 words


Indicate the positioning of your visuals, links and other material in the text of your chapter. (Please send them along with your chapter submission). Obtain permissions in writing where necessary. The publisher will request these permissions at a later stage in the process.


Double-spaced, APA format, Times 12 pitch font


Headings and subheadings give structure and flow to the chapter. Please follow the headings structure per APA as outlined below. You might need mostly Level 1 and Level 2 headings. A brief APA guide (6th edition) is also attached to this email.

Further, you could also refer to: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Accessibility and Clarity:

As you craft your chapter, please keep in mind that we are trying to reach a wide general audience (community organizations, youth groups, youth activists, university researchers and others). Therefore, kindly ensure that your writing is clear, concise, and jargon-free. Please explain specific concepts that you are using, delineate their significance, explain them in clear language, and also explain/show why and how you weave them into the writing. Read your own writing- sometimes reading it out loud, or having the computer read it back for you are a few helpful strategies to check if your sentences and paragraphs make sense and flow well. These strategies also help you edit your work for clarity, run-on sentences, grammatical errors, and other such issues that could detract from the argument/message you want to get across to the reader.

Review Process:

The review process will be conducted in two stages to ensure quality submissions moving forward.

(1) Internal review- An internal review will be conducted in the spirit of collaboration and support. Each contributing author will receive one or two manuscripts for review and feedback (in March- April 2018). We highly recommend that our youth researchers take on a major role in this review. We also contend that this internal review process will provide all authors opportunities to gauge what other authors are writing; thereby strengthening his/her own work for further alignment so that all contributions fit nicely within this anthology.

Feedback from the internal review will be returned to authors (with my comments and suggestions) to attend to edits and revisions;
Revised manuscripts to be submitted latest by June 15, 2018.

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