SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Perspectives on Tax Law & Policy

Invitation to Submit

The Canadian Tax Foundation invites members of Canada’s tax community—tax professionals in private practice and industry, academics, and government officials—to submit articles to the Foundation’s new quarterly newsletter, Perspectives on Tax Law & Policy.

This newsletter aims to provide a variety of perspectives on important policy-related issues in the tax system, with the goal of fostering informed, accessible commentary that will bridge the gap between tax professionals, policy makers, and the general public.

Articles should be composed with a broad audience in mind, aiming not only to engage the tax specialists who make up the Foundation’s membership but also to be accessible and informative to non-specialist readers who have an interest in tax issues. To that end, content should focus on the underlying purpose of tax rules rather than their mechanical operation. Well-supported arguments for particular reforms of the tax system are welcome, as are insights into other countries’ approaches to a particular issue.

Each issue of Perspectives will address a broad, compelling theme in taxation. A central article of 2,000-2,500 words will survey the theme, and shorter articles of 1,000-1,500 words, each written by a different author, will comment on aspects of the theme. The word limits will not be strictly enforced, but rather are intended as a broad guideline.

Perspectives publishes only original material. Submitted articles, or any substantial part or version thereof, must not have been previously published, either in print or online. The newsletter’s editor will review submissions and will contact the author with any feedback. Submitted articles may be (1) accepted outright; (2) accepted if recommended revisions are made; (3) revised by the author, as requested by the Editor, and then resubmitted for further review; or (4) rejected with reasons.

Potential Topics

Original ideas for issue themes are welcome. Newsletters over the coming year may focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Transparency and privacy
  • Taxation of retirement
  • Corporate income tax—policy and design issues
  • Death and taxes
  • Digital taxation
  • Effectiveness of selected tax preferences
  • Intergenerational business transfers
  • Tax morality
  • How are tax laws made in Canada?
  • Role of the tax system in supporting philanthropy
  • Small business taxation

Language

Manuscripts may be submitted in either English or French.

Method of Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail as a Word attachment to the Canadian Tax Foundation’s managing editor at CTFEditorial@ctf.ca.

Questions may be directed to the newsletter’s content editor at jeffrey.trossman@blakes.com.

Manuscript Preparation

Contributors are responsible for providing complete and accurate citations to reference materials used. Manuscripts accepted for publication are to be prepared in the prescribed format. For details, see the Style and Format Guide.


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