Manuscript Template

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition) should be used as the style guide for the preparation of manuscripts, particularly with respect to reporting research results, citing references, and reducing language bias.

The text should describe the background characteristics of participants; this may include information concerning participants’ gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic status.

Academic or professional affiliations of all authors and the full mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the author who will correspond with the Editorial Office and review proofs is required by Editorial Manager. In order to allow for blind review, authors should avoid including information that may identify the authors in the body of their manuscript.

The author(s) should adhere to these requirements:

  • All manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced using 12-point “Times New Roman” font.
  • The length for each type of submitted manuscript is noted above under “Types of Manuscripts”.
  • Authors should identify how informed consent was obtained.
  • An abstract of up to 200 words should be included along with up to 5 key words listed directly below the abstract.
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate page and have a descriptive title at the top.
  • Figures or illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) should be numbered consecutively and referred to by number in the text. Photographs should be high-contrast and drawings should be sharp and clear. Each figure should be submitted on a separate page and have a caption below the figure.

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