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Author Guidelines

All contributions should be in English, and all submissions will be subjected to blind review. Manuscripts should conform to the style of the American Psychological Association (6th edition); footnotes and endnotes should be avoided as much as possible. For more information on APA style, please refer to University of Alberta Library APA Guidelines. The preferred length of manuscripts will be between 4500-6500 words. Manuscripts that are much smaller or greatly exceed this may not be considered. 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 journal can only accept manuscripts that are original and are not under consideration elsewhere.

Authors are expected to include DOIs (digital object identifiers) for those references that have them, in the final version of their manuscripts, before a paper will be accepted for publication. The Journal is registered with CrossRef for the issuing of DOIs, and it is a condition of membership that we provide outbound linking of references in our papers. This enables readers to find the papers to which your references refer easily. We will also issue and register a DOI for your paper when it is published. Authors can look up individual DOIs using the free service provided by CrossRef here: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/ or for multiple references in a list using the text query interface at http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/ (you will have to validate your email address by setting up a free account).

When citing DOIs in your reference list, please use the following format as an example:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1097-2765(03)00225-9

 

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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Copyright for this journal is vested with the author under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. 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.
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.

 

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