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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 document file format.
  • Everything should be double-spaced—abstract, text, references, notes, captions.
  • Contributors should follow the style in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2009.
  • The submitted manuscript should not be under concurrent review elsewhere.

Author Guidelines

Contributors are asked to follow the style in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2009, and to consult Appendix A, Checklist for Manuscript Submission, in the Manual as a guide.

Everything should be double-spaced—abstract, text, references, notes, captions.

A postal address and telephone number (and e-mail address and fax number, if possible) should be included on the title page.

Please include all statistical indices, descriptive and inferential, required for evaluation of your experimental findings.

The abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Special mathematical symbols and abbreviations should be identified.

All elements in a figure should be large enough to be readable when the drawing is reduced to fit the maximum width of 11 cm.

All titles in the reference list should be spelled out rather than abbreviated.

References cited in the text should agree with those in the reference list.

A copy of the letter of permission for the use of previously published material (e.g., long extracts and reproductions of figures) should be included.

The submitted manuscript should not be under concurrent review elsewhere.

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