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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 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Authors will format submissions in MS Word Format, and according to the simplified APA style instructions in the following attachment:  APA Format For Journal

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The editor will add the following policy statement to all submitted cases: 

The author(s) developed the case for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of the situation.  Case authors certify to the Editor of SECRJ that they have received approval for the release of proprietary organizational information contained in the case, and that they have complied with institutional research methodology requirements.