Manuscript Guidelines

When submitting your article for consideration, please ensure it conforms to the following guidelines:

  • Title page. A title page should be a completely separate page that includes the following:
        • Title of the manuscript
        • All authors’ full name(s) with academic degree(s), affiliations, and email addresses.
        • The corresponding author should be clearly designated.
  • Abstract and Keywords. Each manuscript must include a brief abstract of approximately 250 words. Authors should also supply three to five keywords that are not in the title.
  • Left align (do not right justify).
  • Please make sure that all tracked changes or other revision marks have been accepted as final (no hidden text, comments, etc.).
  • No “soft returns” or forced line breaks.
  • No underlines, in urls or anywhere else. For emphasis please use italics.
  • Do not use automatic hyphenation.
  • Do not apply styles. Default (“normal”) should be the only style in your document.
  • Block quotes should be formatted using the indent feature.
  • Do not use tables for text body layout.
  • Single space between period and start of next sentence.
  • Remove hyperlinks and all other formatting from text and footnotes.
  • Do not use tabs, forced line breaks, or any styles in text or footnotes.
  • If your document contains images, please supply us with the most high-resolution images available. 300 dpi is ideal for print. Images pulled from websites do not print well.
  • Images will be printed in grayscale. Please be aware of this when using charts that depend on color for their interpretation.
  • We cannot accept documents with equations inserted using Word’s Equation Editor; our layout program deletes them. Please make equations part of the text flow, and format them in Times New Roman or Minion Pro.
  • Citations should be in APA style.