Submission Guidelines

Invitation to Submit

The Canadian Tax Journal welcomes the submission of articles that contribute to the analysis, design, and implementation of tax policy, especially those that further the understanding of the Canadian tax system. Submitted articles should draw on original scholarship and clearly advance existing literature on the topic.

The journal publishes only original material. Articles, or any substantial part or version thereof, must not have been previously published, either in print or online, and must not be submitted or scheduled for publication elsewhere.

Peer Review

After an initial assessment by the journal's editors  to ensure that the submitted article falls within the journal's editorial mandate, the article is subject to double-blind review by at least two reviewers, who are drawn from the editorial board and from established experts in the article’s subject matter. The submitted article may then be (1) accepted outright; (2) accepted if recommended revisions are made; (3) revised by the author, as requested by the editors, and then resubmitted for further review; or (4) rejected with reasons.


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 managing editor at

Response Time

Initial receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged immediately. In most circumstances, authors will be notified of the publication decision within six weeks.

Manuscript Preparation

Contributors are responsible for submitting detailed abstracts of their manuscripts and 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 .

Because all articles are subject to double-blind review, a separate cover page should accompany each submission. The cover page should include the author's name, e-mail and postal addresses, telephone number, and fax number. Authors should take care not to identify themselves directly or indirectly in their articles.