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.
- Because the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software lacks complete transparency to authors and to editors alike, it is requested that submitting authors send a copy of their submission as an email attachment directly to the Editor-in-Chief at [email protected] This redundancy will prevent delays owing to any OJS downtime and the like and will help ensure the optimum turn-around time for handling of the submission.
- 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 must be Microsoft Word in a 12 point Garamond font with single spacing. The reference style is the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association and the list must be conformed to Zotero's version of that style-sheet. References in the text and in the alphabetical list at the end (not numbered) must include an active hyperlink in each instance preferably to the DOI expressed as a URL or to some other functional URL. References to material not available through a URL are to be avoided or must be accounted for in a footnote.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics for emphasis, rather than underlining; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Captions are explanatory and abbreviations are avoided except where they are explained in the caption. Axes for graphs and charts are thoroughly and transparently labeled. Preferred font throughout is Garamond.
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