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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 single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (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

Manuscripts should be between 4000-6000 words (teachers/ practitioners may write as few as 2000 words). Submissions need to fit the theme of the particular issue and be formatted according to APA guidelines. All submissions should include:

  • An abstract of not more than 100 words
  • A biography of 100-125 words
  • A high resolution, colour headshot photograph
  • An extra manuscript that is prepared for blind review
  • Graphics in JPEG format
  • Text in Times New Roman, 12 point WORD format
  • A few key phrases (3 or 4), and a few more key words
  • A title and abstract well worded for search engines*
* To increase the likelihood of your submission being read and cited, it is critically important that the abstract and title be written with an understanding of how search engines work, and how a reader will search on Google. (Most referral traffic comes from Google.) Your title needs to be clear, descriptive, and incorporate the keys phrase(s) in your article. Your abstract also needs to include key phrases that a search engine and reader will be looking for. Repeat key phrases, in a natural way, a few times throughout the abstract.