Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Authors should submit the following:

1. Cover Letter
**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 and Tables/Figures must be submitted using the JSB Template: Papers that are not submitted in the template will be desk rejected and the author cannot resubmit until the paper is in the template. 

The editorial staff at JSB will put your paper into our template for a $50 fee. If you are interested in this option, please visit this link to submit your payment: Author Template Processing

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.