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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 for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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 Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

All paper submissions must follow the specified guide below:

Length – Manuscripts can be any length. There are no restrictions on word count, number of figures, or amount of supporting information. However, we recommend that papers should be succinct and concisely.

Font – We recommend Times New Roman font and font size 10 for main text.

Headings – Manuscript sections and sub-sections should be limited to 3 heading levels. Heading levels should be clearly indicated in the text.

Layout – Texts should be double-spaced and format text in single columns.

Page numbers and footnotes – Page numbers and footnotes should be left out in the manuscript file. If your manuscript contains footnotes, move the information into the main text.

Language – Manuscripts must be submitted in English language.

Abbreviations – Abbreviations should be defined on first appearance within the text and should be kept to a minimum.

Reference style – All paper submissions must use the APA referencing style.