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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; does not use underlining but instead employs italics (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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for submissions

1. The submission must be an original document, and not a copy or excerpt from a previously published text.

2. Strict adherance to academic manuscript formatting guidelines (you may select a common formatting guidelines but must maintain consistency throughout the document).

3. If you have submitted a version of this paper for a class, you must indicate who your instructor was.

4. Word limit: 5,000 - 8,000 words (max).

5. You will be notified of an initial decision within 2 weeks of your submission, and provided with details on the review process and expected timeline for a decision on publication.