Submission Rules

Submission Rules & Formatting Requirements

  • Submitted manuscripts must be original and cannot have been previously published, cannot be currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and cannot be submitted to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial-decision process.

  • If a manuscript is accepted into the Journal, the author automatically grants permission to editors to publish the article.

  • The author(s) is responsible for providing copies of written permission for lengthy quotations or reprinted or adapted tables or figures. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check with the publisher or copyright owner regarding specific requirements for permission to adapt or quote from copyrighted material.

  • Submitted manuscripts reporting research on human subjects must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the name of the institution in your submission.

  • All submissions will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, or sexual orientation of the authors.

Formatting Requirements
  • Submissions should be double-spaced with 1 inch margins and 12 point font.  Submissions should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA 7th ed.).  If other styles are used in an initial submission, please note that the author(s) will be responsible for converting to a format consistent with the APA 7th Edition guidelines if accepted for publication in the Journal.

  • Submissions should contain a title, type of article submission (research article, impact article, common ground article, review/recognition/critique, or perspective article), and the article.

  • After an article is accepted for publication, authors will also be asked to write an abstract of no more than 250 words, a brief biography of the author of no more than 150 words, a professional head-shot of the author(s) of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) for print resolution and 2400x3000pci (pixels per inch), a list of 3-5 key words.

  • All manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft™ .doc or .rtf file (for articles), .jpg (for images) or .mp4 (for videos).