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Author Guidelines

Articles submitted must conform to the style set forth in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

For a quick reference guide see Purdue Owl APA formatting resource:


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc) document file format.
  3. Articles should be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length, but should not exceed 6,500 words including Bibliography.

  4. All tables should be formatted using the table tool in Word rather than by using the tab key or space bar and must be placed within the original manuscript.
  5. Graphics should be either in GIF or JPEG format.
  6. All submissions must include a title page with the title of the manuscript, 250-300 word abstract, the author’s (or authors') name(s), university affiliation, mailing address(es), e­-mail address(es), and telephone number(s) for all authors.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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