Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 readable format
- Referencing follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) style, 7th edition.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- The text, if submitted to a peer-reviewed section (e.g., Articles), has had the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
- Submission does not include embedded footnotes. Endnotes are kept to a minimum, and are indicated in text by superscript, and not embedded in the document, but written as normal text at the end of the manuscript. Acyronyms are used sparingly, and are clearly identified the first time used.
- Manuscript does not exceed 7000 words, unless previously approved by an editor.
- The research, as presented, has been approved by an institutional and/or community-based research ethics board as appropriate for human and other animal participants, and an acknowledgment of the review is included somewhere in the text of the paper.