Canadian Journal of Autism Equity: Announcements https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Established in December 2020, the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Canadian Journal of Autism Equity</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is an open-access e-journal focused on critically engaging with a variety of equity discussions within the autism community and public policy. Seeking authorship primarily by first-voice Autistic people or people with lived experience with autism and intersectionality, the Journal seeks to offer a platform to amplify marginalized voices and share these perspectives with decision-makers and Canadians alike.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">CJAE is currently published once each year, in April following World Autism Acceptance Day.</span></p> en-US Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:04:17 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.7 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Call for Editors https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/68 <p><strong>CJAE Call for Editors</strong> (Last updated July 25, 2022)</p> <p>Are you interested in representing the Canadian Autistic community and helping to elevate autistic voices and experiences? We have an opportunity for you. The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity (CJAE) is looking for editors for our editorial board.</p> <p>Voices of the disabled community have been consistently unaccounted for at decision-making tables that impact them, hinting at a larger problem of ableism in Canadian society. The journal was founded by the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) in 2020 following both evidence and consensus that “we need to do better” at listening to Autistic voices and the voices of those who have been historically marginalized due to factors such as race, gender, disability, socioeconomic status, or geographic location.</p> <p>Seeking authorship primarily by first-voice Autistic people and people with lived experience with both autism and intersectionality, the Journal seeks to offer a platform to amplify underrepresented voices and share their views with decision-makers and Canadians alike. As such, CJAE accepts a multitude of submission media including but not limited to: academic articles, poems, artwork, videos, podcasts, commentaries, and letters. CJAE publishes annually, during World Autism Month in April.</p> <p>CJAE aims to build a strong reputation as an inclusive and critical agenda-setting outlet that publishes pieces on equity and inequity within the community. The Journal seeks an editorial team that will continue the tradition of informing Canadian decision-makers and amplifying Autistic and marginalized voices about issues of equity.</p> <p><em>Criteria:</em></p> <ol> <li>Must be on the Autism Spectrum.</li> <li>We are looking for Autistics of all backgrounds. Preferences will be given to members of under-represented and equity-seeking groups (such as non-speakers, AAC users, racialized peoples).</li> <li>At this time we have a specific need for a bilingual person (English/French) to fill a position on the editorial board. Translation experience is an asset.</li> <li>Experience and comfort with social media or communications is an asset.</li> <li>Please note that the current estimated time commitment that has been agreed to by current members is 3-5 hours of volunteer time per month.</li> <li>Editorial Board members are expected to attend one meeting per month; this equates to 12 meetings per year. Board members who attend the meetings will receive $30 per meeting in compensation for their time.</li> <li>Must have 2-3 years previous editorial experience, including but not limited to:</li> </ol> <ul> <li style="list-style-type: none;"> <ul> <li>Evaluating submissions and selecting pieces to publish</li> <li>Reading content and correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors</li> <li>Rewriting text to improve readability</li> <li>Collaborating with and supporting authors</li> <li>Corresponding with external reviewers</li> <li>Flagging articles or pieces that would be of interest to certain stakeholder groups (e.g., service providers)</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Remuneration for editing services will be discussed upon hiring. Remuneration for translation and/or social media services will also be discussed.</p> <p>A résumé (maximum 2 pages) must be provided with completed application. Those applications, if not completed in full, with accompanying résumés, will not be reviewed. Note: résumés, not CVs.</p> <p>We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis and reviewing them and filling positions as they become available. The starting commitment is for one year, with the option to renew up to four times. To apply, please fill out this Google Form with your information and resume: <a href="https://forms.gle/wLmSoq5Lvz5fX1eC6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://forms.gle/wLmSoq5Lvz5fX1eC6</a></p> <p>Please note, our board internal meetings and processes are conducted in English, and meetings are held virtually via Zoom.</p> <p>Contact us at <a href="mailto:CJAE.board@gmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CJAE.board@gmail.com</a> if you require assistance in applying.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity Editorial Board.</p> https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/68 Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:04:17 +0000 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND COVER ARTWORK FOR 2023 ISSUE! - Deadline Extension https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/61 <p><strong>CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND COVER ARTWORK</strong></p> <p><strong>Special Edition: </strong><strong>Autistics in decision making; the importance of lived experience; inclusion of first voices of autism in policy development</strong></p> <p>In the upcoming issue of the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity (CJAE), we would like to highlight pieces on the subject of the role of autistics in decision-making, inclusion of autistic voices in policy-making, and the overall importance of lived experiences. As usual, we accept a variety of formats of submissions including experiential papers, poetry, audio/video submissions, letters, editorials, artwork, original research, and more. Please submit your full piece for consideration (including a 200-500 word abstract and keywords), by the deadline below <a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/submission/wizard" target="_blank" rel="noopener">via our online portal.</a> Works can be submitted in English or French and in a range of formats. Please refer to our website for further details about the <a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/Guidelines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">submission guidelines</a>.</p> <p>Also note that we accept submissions unrelated to the current theme as long as they fit the overall mission of CJAE, namely submissions that address and equity issue affecting the autistic community or a subgroup thereof.</p> <p>CJAE is currently published once each year, in April following World Autism Acceptance Day.</p> <p><strong>Important Deadlines: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://forms.gle/BuSeiikp1W7SpFB47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Requests for Co-authorship Program</a>: <strong>May 20th, 2022</strong></li> <li><em><strong>Extended: Submission deadline: 11:59PM on October 15th, 2022</strong></em></li> </ul> <p>Please note: Any submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the 2024 issue.</p> <p>The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity (CJAE) is an open-access e-journal focused on critically engaging with a variety of equity discussions within the autism community and public policy. Seeking authorship primarily by first-voice Autistic people or people with lived experience with autism and intersectionality, the Journal seeks to offer a platform to amplify marginalized voices and share these perspectives with decision-makers and Canadians alike. CJAE’s authorship policy states that at least 60% of pieces published in each issue must be authored/created by an Autistic person. Further details about this policy can be found on our website under Submission Guidelines.</p> <p>As a journal that aims to offer such a platform and one focused on equity within the Autistic and autism community, CJAE is dedicated to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Thus, the CJAE Editorial Board strongly encourages submissions from marginalized and underrepresented communities and populations within the Autistic and autism community. CJAE’s commitment to EDI aligns with that of <a href="https://equity.mcmaster.ca/strategy/towards-inclusive-excellence/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">McMaster University’s EDI Strategy.</a> In addition to this, you can view the journal’s Community Agreements to which the Journal and its Editorial Board have further affirmed its pledge to equity. You can access them by <a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/CommunityAgreements" target="_blank" rel="noopener">clicking here</a>. </p> <p><strong>Cover Artwork for 2023 Issue</strong></p> <p>CJAE is looking for submissions of original artwork by Autistic Canadian artists to be featured on the cover of the journal’s 2023 issue.</p> <p>Submissions will be accepted from all Autistic artists, regardless of professional experience. Submitted works should be suitable for reproduction for the cover of an online digital publication.</p> <p><strong>Submissions should include the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1-5 digital images in JPEG format of original artwork.</li> <li>A short biography, 100 to 200 words.</li> <li>Title, date and medium of the works.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Important Deadlines: </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Submission deadline: 11:59PM on September 30th, 2022</strong></li> </ul> <p>Please forward submissions to <a href="mailto:cjae.board@gmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">cjae.board@gmail.com</a> with your name and ‘CJAE Cover Art’ in the subject line.</p> <p>CJAE will pay a one-time royalty fee for the work selected for the use of the work in accordance with CARFAC fees for the reproduction of original works for digital publications.</p> <p>For questions or further information about this special issue please contact the CJAE Editorial Board at <a href="mailto:cjae.board@gmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CJAE.board@gmail.com</a>.</p> <p>CJAE Editorial Board</p> https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/61 Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:58:28 +0000 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE EXTENSION https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/39 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are now accepting submissions through August 31st, 2021. All submissions related to employment, autism and equity are welcome and will be considered by the editors. If you are considering participating in this next issue, now is the time! If you have already started your submission process but have not yet finished, you now have until the end of August to do so.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We strongly encourage Autistic authors and creators to submit their works, along with members of underrepresented groups within the Autistic and autism community.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">No additional deadline for extensions will be provided because of the strict schedule for the review process.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can find the original </span><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/36"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Call for Submissions here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We look forward to receiving your submissions and reading/viewing them.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kind regards,&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">(The CJAE Editorial Board)&nbsp;</span></p> https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/39 Mon, 28 Jun 2021 20:05:54 +0000 Call for Submissions https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/36 <p><strong>CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS</strong></p> <p><strong>Special Edition: Employment, Autism and Equity</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Canada, only an estimated 33% of Autistic adults are employed, compared to 79% of the non-disabled population according to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020). Furthermore, in the United States, research has also shown that Autistic adults who are working are also likely to be underemployed (Ohl et al., 2017). In this upcoming issue of the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity, we would like to highlight pieces on the subject of autism-related employment and equity. This can include narratives about one’s journey toward employment, work experiences, maintaining employment, going through the job interview process, barriers to employment or to access, discrimination in the workplace, accessing equitable supports in the workplace, going through vocational training programs or autism hiring initiatives, and more. Please submit your full piece for consideration (including a 200-500 word abstract and keywords), by the deadline below </span><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/submission/wizard"><span style="font-weight: 400;">via our online portal.</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Works can be submitted in English or French and in a range of formats. Please refer to our website for further details about the </span><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/Guidelines"><span style="font-weight: 400;">submission guidelines</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Important Deadlines:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li class="show" style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><a href="https://forms.gle/mFK14vf6MuouKmfKA"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Requests for Co-authorship Program</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">: <strong>May 21st, 2021</strong></span></li> <li class="show" style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Submission deadline: July 2nd, 2021</span></li> <li class="show" style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Extended Submission Deadline: August 31st!</strong></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity (CJAE) is an open-access e-journal focused on critically engaging with a variety of equity discussions within the autism community and public policy. Seeking authorship primarily by first-voice Autistic people or people with lived experience with autism and intersectionality, the Journal seeks to offer a platform to amplify marginalized voices and share these perspectives with decision-makers and Canadians alike. CJAE’s authorship policy states that at least 60% of pieces published in each issue must be authored/created by an Autistic person. Further details about this policy can be found on our website under Submission Guidelines.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a journal that aims to offer such a platform and one focused on equity within the Autistic and autism community, CJAE is dedicated to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Thus, the CJAE Editorial Board strongly encourages submissions from marginalized and underrepresented communities and populations within the Autistic and autism community. CJAE’s commitment to EDI aligns with that of </span><a href="https://equity.mcmaster.ca/strategy/towards-inclusive-excellence/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">McMaster University’s EDI Strategy.</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> In addition to this, you can view the journal’s Community Agreements to which the Journal and its Editorial Board have further affirmed its pledge to equity. You can access them by </span><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/CommunityAgreements#"><span style="font-weight: 400;">clicking here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For questions or further information about this special issue please contact the CJAE Editorial Board at CJAE.board@gmail.com.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">CJAE Editorial Board</span></p> https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/36 Tue, 04 May 2021 05:19:20 +0000 CJAE Launches Today https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/34 https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/34 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 13:45:33 +0000 CJAE Journal Launch https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/33 <div class="kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div dir="auto">SAVE THE DATE! The Canadian Journal of Autism Equity is hosting its first-ever journal launch on 04/06 @ 2:30PM ET!</div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div dir="auto">Don’t miss the chance to hear from our inaugural Editorial Board who will discuss the journal and their editorials!</div> <div dir="auto">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="auto"><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExRJLEVU8AAty5V?format=jpg&amp;name=medium" alt="Save the Date, the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity Journal Launch. 04.06.2021 | 2:30PM ET. Text on white box on block oil painting."></div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q">&nbsp;</div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div dir="auto">&nbsp;</div> </div> https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/cjae/announcement/view/33 Mon, 29 Mar 2021 03:37:23 +0000