Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 manuscript 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 manuscript has been anonymized and all identifying information about people, organizations, and institutions has been redacted for the peer review process.
- The submission file is a MS Word (.docx or .doc) document.
- A cover page has been prepared as a separate file which lists information for all authors (name, title, affiliation, email, ORCID iD) in order of authorship. The cover page should also include positionality statements, IRB approval, a conflict of interest disclosure, and a funding statement. An Acknowledgements section may be added here as well. Please upload the cover page as a supplementary file.
- Your manuscript is in APA style, or it is in another common style (MLA, Chicago, etc.) and you have acknowledged on the cover page that you will need to convert it to APA if accepted for publication.
- The text is double-spaced, uses 11-point Helvetica 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 manuscript does not exceed 40 double-spaced pages (including figures, tables, references and abstract).
- The language of the manuscript is readable and accessible to all constituents involved in the presented scholarly query
- DOIs or URLs have been provided for all references.
- Alternative text has been added for all images.
- All authors have prepared individual positionality statements (up to 100 words each) or composed a shared statement (up to 400 words) and added them to the cover page.
Papers in the journal are published with Creative Commons licenses (CC BY-SA) and authors retain their copyright. Authors are encouraged to cite and link to the Version of Record, but there are no restrictions to post versions of the paper on third party websites as long as the citation to the paper in the journal is stated and the paper is not presented as a new paper in these third party websites.