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Please include the following with your submission:

  • Journal articles range between 1,500–3,500 words and are submitted in Microsoft Word.
  • A brief abstract (max 500 words) including teh main arguments or topics in the article.
  • High resolution graphics should be emailed or sent via web service such as Dropbox. Do not embed high resolution graphics within the Word document
  • Cited sources using endnote numbers in the text and a formatted list of corresponding citations. See the Chicago/Turabian Style Guide for additional information.
  • A brief professional biography and headshot for all authors.
  • Complete contact information including email and mailing address of each author (information will not be published but used for communication and to send copies of printed publication).

Editorial process:

  • The Journal cannot guarantee publication of any submissions, whether they are solicited or spontaneous.
  • The Journal uses the Chicago/Turabian Style Guide and all articles will be edited to comply with this style.
  • All submissions undergo screening by the The Journal's editorial staff before and after editorial board review. Manuscripts will be returned with editorial suggestions and comments for the author review and responds to suggested edits and comments/
    • Changes: It is important that all changes to the draft be implemented using the “track changes” function to easily identify the changes made from the previous draft.
    • Areas of disagreement: Should the author disagree with an edit or a comment, provide reasoning   for rejected the suggested changes in the comments.

Works that have been published previously and for which the author retains publishing rights may be submitted. The Journal requires the author provide notification of this when submitting the article and provide contact information for the original publisher so that reprint permission may be verified. Reprint submissions for which this information is not provided may be rejected.

Authors who submit articles to The Journal are expected to do so in good faith and are solely responsible for the content therein, including the accuracy of all information and correct attribution for quotations and citations.

Mailing address:

The Journal of CWD
CISR at James Madison University
MSC 4902
1401 Technology Drive, Suite 120
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: 540-568-2718



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