Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS)

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The Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science publishes original empirical research in the following areas of psychology:

  • social (family and relationships, parenting, personality, attitudes and behaviour, community)
  • development across the life span (children and youth, aging, seniors/older adults)
  • school and educational (achievement, testing, cognition)
  • industrial/organizational (management, group performance, conflict resolution)
  • clinical and abnormal (depression, psychopathology, neuropsychological, counselling)
  • environmental (weather, built environment, lighting)
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion (gender, sexual orientation and gender identity)

Looking at psychology outside of the lab and in the community, the journal welcomes articles that are cross-cutting, either by looking at an issue from multiple perspectives and/or from across different psychological subject matter areas. Brief reports with theoretical and practical implications may be considered, particularly psychometric reports and to disseminate Canadian norms or forms for standardized tests. We also welcome Systematic/Scoping reviews and meta-analyses related to behavioural science if they adhere to best practice methods (see e.g.,;

The Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science is published quarterly (January, April, July, October) with grant support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Editorial Team

Editor: Annie Roy-Charland, , Ph.D., Université de Moncton
Associate Editors: Martin Drapeau, Ph.D., McGill University
Pierre Cormier, Ph.D., Université de Moncton
Managing Editor Lauren Thompson, Ph.D., Canadian Psychological Association


Instructions to Authors

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science manuscript submission portal .

Brief Reports will be no longer than five journal pages, so a Brief Report manuscript should not exceed 16 pages double-spaced 12 point font (including all Tables, Figures, and References). Any manuscript that exceeds this limit will be returned to the authors. Authors of a Brief Report must state that a fuller report will be provided upon request. Papers with a primary focus on psychometrics (e.g., scale development, scale validation, scale translation) should be submitted as Brief Reports.

Regular submissions should not exceed 35 pages double-spaced 12 point font (including all Tables, Figures, and References). Any manuscript that exceeds this limit will be returned to the authors.

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Masked Review Policy

This journal has adopted a policy of masked review for all submissions.

Please include with the manuscript a cover sheet, which shows the title of the manuscript, the authors’ names and institutional affiliations, and the date the manuscript is submitted.

The first page of the manuscript should omit the authors’ names and affiliations but should include the title of the manuscript and the submission date. Footnotes containing information pertaining to the authors’ identity or affiliations should be on separate pages.

Every effort should be made to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors’ identity.


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