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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 double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; follows 7th edition APA guidelines for headings and references; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are attached as separate files.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Reviewer Suggestions (3)

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted online through this portal and must conform to the style and procedure described in the most recent publication manual for the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract in English of 200-250 words typed into the abstract section online. Where appropriate to the nature of the article, the abstract should contain statements of (a) the problem, (b) the method, (c) the results, and (d) discussion. fh

Manuscripts should conform to the style and procedure described in the most recent publication manual for the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract in English of 200-250 words typed on a separate sheet of paper. Where appropriate to the nature of the article, the abstract should contain statements of (a) the introduction/problem, (b) the method, (c) the results, and (d) the discussion. Authors must provide a cover letter, a title page containing all identifying and affliation information, and a blinded title page. Manuscripts submitted that do not adhere to the approved submission process will not be reviewed or returned.

Authors should submit the following:

1. Cover Letter
     a. Within your cover letter, please provide the names of at least 3 individuals (full name AND email contact information) who might be willing to review your manuscript. These individuals should be reliable reviewers, meaning they have the necessary skill set to review and have completed reviews in this content area previously. 
2. Title page containing affiliation information for all authors and the full contact information for the corresponding author
3. Manuscript
     a. Blinded title page containing NO identifying information
     b. Abstract (200-250 words)
     c. Manuscript text (double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, line numbering, page numbers)
4. Tables/Figures (should be submitted as a separate document)

All manuscripts MUST conform to the style and procedure described in the most recent publication manual for the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts submitted that do not adhere to the approved submission process will not be reviewed. Please make sure to review all headings, labeling, references, and tables/figures before submitting to make certain that you are adhering to APA formatting

Types of submissions accepted:

Review: These are usually between 2000-3000 words (8-12 pages), and seek to systematically review a particular area of research, intervention, or policy. These papers are peer-reviewed.

Research paper: These are usually between 3,000 and 6,000 words (15-25 pages), but we also consider longer length papers up to 8,000 words (32 pages). Research papers should not exceed 35 pages in length, including references, tables/figures, and appendixes. Research papers are usually based on original empirical analyses, but may also be discursive critical essays. These papers are peer-reviewed. 

Short report: These can be up to 2,000 words, with one table, and no more than fifteen references. These papers are peer-reviewed.

All papers should be double-spaced. If you have questions regarding page length, please email the editor.

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