Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently on submission to another journal.
- Text files submitted are in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or WordPerfect format.
- Text is single-spaced in a 12-point font. Italics are used for emphasis, rather than underlining.
- Abstracts are limited to 250 words maximum.
- Page numbers and line numbers are included in the manuscript. Numbering is continuous and does not restart on each page.
- Graphics are submitted as separate digital files in TIFF or JPG format (150 dpi, maximum 900 pixels wide). Manuscript includes clear indications of locations and captions for all graphics.
- All permissions to reproduce copyrighted material have been obtained, paid for, and included in the uploaded files.
- Bibliographies include URLs for references, as available.
- APA style is used throughout the manuscript and for in-line citations and bibliographic references.
- Instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed (for submissions to peer-reviewed sections of the journal).
- A title page for your submission has been uploaded as a separate document. It should include your submission title, abstract, keywords, contributors, corresponding author, acknowledgements, and any conflicts of interest.
- The names of 4 to 5 suggested peer reviewers, along with email addresses, have been provided in Comments for the Editor. Reviewers should be an expert in their field and able to provide an objective review. This means that they should have no prior knowledge of the submission and no recent collaboration with the authors.
- The fee schedule has been reviewed and the author acknowledges that they are prepared to pay the appropriate fee if their manuscript is accepted.
- Institutional ethics approval has been obtained where appropriate.
A viewpoint or opinion that is experiential or issue-based, on a food-related topic. (1500 words max.)
An essay that presents a critical argument or reflection, including policy or ethical debates, current controversies, interdisciplinary conundrums or synergies, and observational analyses (3,000 words max.)
An article based on qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method primary research data. Includes an introduction/background, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion. (8000 words max.)
An article that provides an overall assessment of the state of knowledge on a specific topic, based on a review of recent, relevant research in that area. (8000 words max.)
Field Report or Narrative
A text that reflects the perspective/experience of practitioners, activists, scholars, or others, in the form of case studies, reports, stories, or diaries. (“Field” should be taken broadly, and includes urban, rural, and Northern environments; classrooms and other learning spaces; organizations, networks, virtual environments; public programs, business ventures, gardens, kitchens, etc.) (5000 words max.)
Digital content that presents knowledge, speculation, experience, or other material. Submissions should include a companion text (1000 words max.) that contextualizes the objectives, creation process, contributors, and intended audience of the work. Up to 120 minutes or 40 images maximum.
Digital content that represents knowledge, speculation, experience, or other material. Submissions should include a companion text (1000 words max.) that contextualizes the objectives, creation process, contributors, and intended audience of the work. Up to 20 images or 10 minutes of digital documentation.
A text that contextualizes and describes an existing work, including: a discussion of the targeted audience; author/artist/curator details and background; an overview of the main purpose, objectives, themes, issues, arguments; a critical perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of the book/art/event. (1000 words max.)
Publishers, filmmakers, curators, artists, and event organizers who would like to have their outputs reviewed in CFS should contact the Reviews Editor.
An edited, synthesized, and annotated interview with a key thinker, actor, and/or practitioner in the field of food. Interviews should include adequate context about the interviewee's contribution to scholarship and/or practice, and may include citations, texts, or other material created by the interviewee themself. (6000 mots max.)
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Work published in CFS/RCÉA prior to and including Vol. 8, No. 3 (2021) is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY license. Work published in Vol. 8, No. 4 (2021) and after is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA license. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. (See more on Open Access.)
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
CFS works to ensure anonymity between authors and peer-reviewers, and authors are asked to exclude any material that may link their paper to the author’s identity (i.e. self-reference and self-citation). CFS editors reserve the right to make modifications to submissions to ensure author anonymity, while ensuring the content of the submission remains unaltered. If anonymity cannot be achieved within significant changes to content, revisions of the submission may be requested.