Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration



The CJCA welcomes all submissions within its thematic scope, which encompasses all issues related to international commercial arbitration, including investment arbitration, which involve Canadian parties or interests. Its focus is on international arbitration, although not to the exclusion of matters that also relate to domestic arbitration.

The CJCA accepts manuscript submissions for Articles, Case Comments, Summaries of Recent Developments, Book Reviews, and op-ed style Essays.

The accepted word counts for these categories of submissions are as follows. All word counts are inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of the title, abstract, and any appendices. Shorter or longer manuscripts may be accepted, but amendments to the manuscript may be required prior to publication.

Articles: 6,000-10,000 words

Case Comments/Recent Developments 2,000-4,000

Book Reviews and Essays: 1,000-3,000 words


All article submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 200 words. Abstracts are not needed for shorter pieces, but will be reviewed if provided.

Manuscripts should be submitted as an email attachment in .docx or similar Microsoft Word format to The subject line of the email should include “Submission for Review” and the author’s surname.


Style, Formatting, and References

Submissions should conform to the Juris Manuscript Preparation and Style Guidelines.

All citations should follow the format prescribed in the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2018) (the “McGill Guide”).


Review Process

All manuscripts will be reviewed in the first instance by the Editors. Article submissions will are subject to blind peer review. All other submissions may be sent to peer review upon request of the author.

Authors may be asked to resubmit articles in response to the peer reviewers' evaluation. If the Editors are of the opinion that an article provisionally accepted for publication needs minor revisions—including minor shortening, correction of errors in punctuation, spelling and style—such proposed changes will be made by the Editors and will not be resubmitted to the author for approval prior to publication if they do not alter the meaning or sense of the original manuscript.

Juris Publishing does not provide editing beyond copyediting and formatting. Authors are responsible for their sources, including accurate characterization of the content of those sources and accurate citations.


Originality and Exclusive Submission

All manuscripts must be original and not under consideration with another publication or in another form, such as a chapter of a book. Authors of submitted manuscripts are obligated not to submit their manuscript for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission. If the content or language of a submitted manuscript overlaps with a previously published work, please notify the Editors at the time of your submission.



Authors will receive a PDF proof of their article by email, so it is essential that a current email address is supplied with all articles. Proofing instructions will accompany the PDF file but the proof should be checked immediately upon receipt and returned according to the instructions. Only essential corrections that do not affect pagination may be made at this stage.



Queries regarding submissions should be sent to

Other queries may be directed to the editors at