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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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 before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Author Guidelines

Specific criteria for each type of manuscript can be found here.

To submit a manuscript you must create an account (if needed) and log in to the journal website. 

General Manuscript Criteria:

  1. Submit in MS Word (.doc or .docx)
  2. 12 point font (Times New Roman preferred)
  3. Use American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition for style, citation, and reference guidelines
  4. Tables and figures should be embedded in the text.
  5. Footnotes are discouraged.
  6. Include an abstract, not to exceed 150 words
  7. Any color images will appear in color online and will appear in black and white in the print version of the journal. Images should be formatted to be legible in black and white/gray scale.
  8. Do not include the author(s)' name(s) on the manuscript
  9. References should include DOIs or weblinks where available.
  10. The submitting author will be notified of the final decision regarding publication.
  11. The submitting author will be notified of editorial changes made to the manuscript; however, the Editors reserve the right to make such changes without author’s approval or notification if time does not permit.

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