Winnipeg School of Communication

Open Access

The Winnipeg School of Communication is dedicated to the creation of knowledge and knowledge communities. Its journal, Winnsox, was created as an open access journal to foster knowledge sharing. It supports intellectual freedom, the freedom to write, and the freedom to read. Winnsox is fully independent of institutional funding, sponsorship, support, or regulation.

Open Readers

The contents of the journal are open to all readers on any screen device with an Internet connection anywhere in the world. Readers can access the journal without sharing personal information, payment, or subscription. Readers can download individual articles in PDF format for personal use, teaching, and research purposes. For more information on copyright and citation, see here. Google Analytics is used on the website to track basic readership trends. Readers maintain their privacy and anonymity in this process.

Open Writers

The journal is open to relevant article submissions and pitches by authors with expertise in its core areas of interest. Authors do not have to be affiliated with any institution, nor do they have to hold degrees or other institutional qualifications to be published in Winnsox. For greater transparency, Winnsox requires its authors to disclose to the editors whether or not their contribution is the result of or connected to institutionally supported and/or financed programs, and their institutional affiliation, if applicable. All published articles are refereed. Authors must adhere to rigorous standards of truth, accuracy, attribution, methodology, style, and tone. Editorial decisions are made in accordance with Canadian law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Want to submit or pitch an article to Winnsox? Check out our submission guidelines →


Interested in submitting your original work to Winnsox? We recommend that you follow our submission preparation checklist. As part of the submission process, authors should check their submission’s compliance with all of the following items:

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another publication for consideration. If so, an explanation needs to be provided for the Editors.
  2. The submission is a Microsoft Word .docx file, or an open source RTF document file format.
  3. The text is double-spaced, uses 12-point font, and employs endnotes and references as indicated in the Chicago Manual of Style.
  4. The submission speaks to at least one of our four subject areas: communication, ecology, education, or media.

Please allow up to two weeks for our Editors to confirm receipt of your submission. Submissions will be reviewed as they are received. Once reviewed, an Editor will notify you of our interest in your submission. After being approved for publication, the submission will be copy-edited, and formatted for publication on our website. Send all submissions to: Have an idea to pitch? Send us a brief abstract of 300–500 words detailing your idea.


Winnsox is published under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Creative Commons License.1 Authors will retain copyrights to their material. Winnsox will retain the publishing rights. We accept original papers or research projects that have not been published elsewhere. If a submission has been published elsewhere, authors are expected to make this known to us, and may be required to carry out significant revisions in order to warrant republishing. This is especially so if the submission has been previously published on the Internet. Winnsox has the right to republish any submission, either in digital, or print form, with the agreement of the author. Any author who wishes to republish a paper published in Winnsox may do so with written permission from the editors. An acknowledgment of prior publication in Winnsox will be required in these cases.