The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE) is an open-access journal published by CES three times per year to promote the theory and practice of program evaluation in Canada. It contains:
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Articles: Submissions of up to 7,000 words on evaluation theory and practice, including innovative methodological approaches, standards of practice, strategies to enhance the implementation, reporting and use of evaluations. Articles reporting original empirical research on evaluation are of particular interest.
Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated through double-blind peer review in relation to:
Research and Practice Notes: A Research and Practice note is a brief, structured description and analysis of a subject of importance to evaluation practice. This type of manuscript results from the systematic examination of one or many dimensions of evaluation practice and seeks to share lessons learned with other practitioners and researchers.
These papers should be no longer than 3,000 words including references. The dimensions of evaluation practice that could be the subject of a practice note include (but are not limited to): managing an evaluation function, planning evaluation work, designing evaluation methods and data collection strategies, engaging evaluation stakeholders, employing innovative evaluation methods and strategies, conducting evaluation projects, reporting and communicating evaluation results, fostering evaluation use, and teaching evaluation.
Research and Practice Notes should be structured in the following way:
Manuscripts will be subject to double-blind peer review. The evaluations will be based on the following criteria:
Book Reviews: Reviews of current publications relevant to theory and practice in program evaluation are reported in most issues. Reviewers are solicited directly by the Book Review Editor. Book reviews should be no longer than 1,000 words and include a basic description of the book's contents as well as an original critique of the book.
The purpose of Roots and Relations (R&R) is to honour our lineage, grow our kinship and sustain our intergenerational legacies of Indigenous wisdom and practices in and through evaluation. R&R will work to sacredly hold traditional knowledge, celebrate and make visible culture and language utilization, protect and assert sovereignty, provide space for Indigenous voices and celebrate Indigenous wisdom and innovations in and through the lens of evaluation.
The vision for R&R is that it will:
R&R submissions are aligned with the four directions of the Medicine Wheel (Bowman, 2018) that help us have a holistic and traditionally rooted perspective as we view evaluation:
Possible topics or content addressed by the submissions includes origin stories; traditional knowledge; oral history; Indigenous theories, frameworks, ethics; working nation to nation; treaties; oral agreements, innovative approaches to Indigenous evaluation; traditional ways of sense making; sustainability; environmental stewardship; and differentiating what “wisdom” is (our Elders) vs. simply the production of more knowledge (western ways).
Editor-in-Chief: Jill Chouinard, Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Editorial Coordinator: Paisley Worthington, PhD Student, Queen's University
Associate Editor - Articles (English): Leslie Fierro, McGill University, Max Bell School of Public Policy
Associate Editor - Practice Notes (English): Jane Whynot, Partner, Goss Gilroy Inc. (GGI)
Associate Editor - Articles and Practices Notes (French): Naïma Bentayeb, École nationale d’administration publique and McGill University, Social Work School
Associate Editor - Roots and Relations: Larry Bremner, MA, CE, President, Proactive Information Services Inc.
Associate Editor - Roots and Relations: Nicole Bowman / Waapalaneexkweew (Lunaape/Mohican), University of WI-Madison and Bowman Performance Consulting
Associate Editor - Book Reviews: Tiffany Tovey, Department of Educational Research Methodology, Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Research Services, Greensboro, NC
Jeremy Acree, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Courtney Amo, Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency
Tim Aubry, University of Ottawa
Isabelle Bourgeois, University of Ottawa
Ayesha Boyce, Arizona State University
Nancy Carter, Evaluation Scientist
Brad Cousins, University of Ottawa
Gédéon Dosson Djissa, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Sarah Earl, YMCA GTA
Paul Favaro, York University
Steve Jacob, Université Laval
Marlène Laeubli, LAUCO Evaluation & Training
Chris Lovato, University of British Columbia
James McDavid, University of Victoria
Michael Obrecht, Independent Consultant
Burt Perrin, Independent Consultant
Cheryl Poth, University of Alberta
Lynda Rey, École nationale d'administration publique
Lucie Richard, Université de Montréal
Valéry Ridde, Université de Montréal
Ray Rist, The World Bank
Michelle Searle, Queens University
Mark Seasons, University of Waterloo
Robert Schwartz, University of Toronto
Daniela Schröter, Western Michigan University
Sandra Sellick, Royal Roads University
Sanjeev Sridharan, The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation