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References quoted in the text:
- Text must be double-spaced and cannot exceed 8500 words.
- The title page should include the title of the article (which should not exceed 64 characters, spaces included, although a subtitle may be included on the first page of the manuscript), authors' names, authors’ professional affiliations and professional addresses, authors’ email addresses, and the word count for the article.
- Each article must include a summary and 5 keywords in English and in French. The summary cannot exceed 15 lines.
- If financial support was received for the article, please include a footnote stating that: “Research for this article received funding from [funding agency]”.
- Because texts are evaluated anonymously, it is very important that an anonymous version is provided, without any information that would make it possible for readers to identify the authors.
- Tables: Tables should be numbered sequentially according to the following model: Table 1, Table 2, etc.
- Tables must be created using the appropriate software.
- Insert tables at the end of the text, with their preferred location in the text indicated by “Table 1 here” at the appropriate place in the text.
- Figures: Figures should be numbered sequentially according to the following model: Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.
- High resolution TIFF, EPS, or PDFs must be provided for all figures.
- Figures should be grouped following the tables, with their preferred location in the text indicated by “Figure 1 here” at the appropriate place in the text.
- Footnotes: Footnotes must be identified by numbers and should appear at the bottom of the page. Use the appropriate function in Word to link the footnote to the text.
- Footnote references should be placed immediately after the related section and before punctuation: « [text]1. »
- Do not use footnotes to explain or further develop your ideas but only to add essential information.
- Do not provide complete bibliographic references in the text or in footnotes. Instead, add parentheses directly after the related text, indicating the name of the author followed by the publication year. For quotations, include the relevant page, as shown here. Ex.: (Boileau, 1991, p. 312).
- If the name of the author is already mentioned in the current text, only the publication year is included in the parenthesis. Ex.: As Boileau (1991) argues ...
- When you quote an author who has multiple publications in the same year, distinguish them using letters a, b, c, etc., as shown here: (Boileau, 1991a).
- If more than one author is mentioned with reference to the same section of text, authors should be listed in alphabetical order according to the first author’s surname. Citations should be separated by semicolons. Ex.: (Dupuis, 1995; Fagnan, 1991; Tardif, 1998).
- If a work has two authors, include both names. (Boileau et Fagnan, 1991).
- For work with three, four, or five authors, cite all names at first reference. In subsequent citations, cite the first author followed by “et al.”. Ex.: (Sanders, Murph et Eng, 1997) [1st citation in text] (Sanders et al., 1997) [subsequent citations].
- If a work has six or more authors, cite the first author followed by “et al.” throughout the text.
- The names of groups that serve as authors are spelled out in the first citation and abbreviated thereafter. Ex.: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003)
- Complete references must appear in the reference list at the end of the text.
APA standards for references presentation:
- The reference list must be at the end of the text in a section titled “References”.
- If there is more than one reference for the same author, list these references chronologically, starting with the earliest publication.
- If there is more than one author for a text, provide all names. Do not use “et al.” in the reference list.
- Books: Sanders, D. H., Murph, A. F. et Eng, R. J. (1984). Les statistiques, une approche nouvelle. Montréal, Québec : McGraw-Hill.
- Articles: Brillon, Y. (1986). L’opinion publique et les politiques criminelles. Criminologie, 19(1), 227–238.
- Chapters in books: Lasvergnas, I. (1987). La théorie et la compréhension du social. Dans B. Gauthier (dir.), Recherche sociale (p. 111-173). Sillery, Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec.
- Online journal article: Smith, C. A. et Ireland, T. O. (2005). Les conséquences développementales de la maltraitance des filles. Criminologie, 38(1), 67-102. Repéré à www.erudit.org/revue/crimino/2005/v38/n1/011486ar.pdf
- Online document : APA Online. (2001). Electronic References. Repéré à www.apastyle.org/elecgeneral.html