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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).
  • Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe 3rd party copyright. More information from the Intellectual Property Office here: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy.htm

  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript:

  • Authors need to confirm with a cover letter that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not being submitted currently to another journal
  • Manuscripts are only published in the English language

Word limit:

  • Submissions for main articles should be approximately 3.000-10.000 words in length and include an abstract of about 200 words and up to seven keywords
  • Short research reports, book reviews, and readers' comments should be approximately 500-2.500 words in length
  • Interviews and obituaries should not exceed 4.000 words in length

Style:

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in Times 12-point font, and in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format
  • Manuscripts should follow the style conventions as outlined by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition

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