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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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click
  • The text uses 1.5 line spacing; uses a 12-point ARIAL 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The use of footnotes is not permissible in this journal.

Author Guidelines

1. Length
· Abstracts should not exceed 250 words
· Two types of articles can be submitted to the journal
o Works in progress (e.g. accounts of new practice, work that poses questions or issues for wider discussions) 2000-3000 words max (excluding references)
o Full Articles (e.g. articles reporting on more substantial scholarship-based accounts of practice) 5000—6000 words max (excluding references)

2. Paper size, margins and alignments
· Paper size: A4 (210 x 297mm)
· 2 cm margin top
· 2 cm margin bottom
· 2.5 cm margin left
· 2cm margin right
· Alignment is left justified
· Single line spacing

3. Paper title
· Arial font 14 point bold, centred in sentence case
· Leave 1 lines after title

4. Name and affiliation
· Author(s) name(s), Institutional affiliation, email address and telephone number (new line for each)
· Arial font 12 point, centred
· Leave 2 lines before abstract

5. Abstract
· The word Abstract to appear on the first line in Arial, 12 point, bold, left justified
· Maximum 250 words, Arial, 12 point, 1.5 line spacing, left justified 
· Leave 1 line before the keywords

6. Keywords
· The word Keywords to appear 1 line after the end of the abstract in Arial, 12 point, bold with a colon before the keywords begin.
· Five to seven keywords
· Leave 2 lines before text of paper begins

7. Body of paper
· Arial, 12 point, left justified, 1.5 line spacing
· 1.5 line spacing between paragraphs (no indenting)
· Do not add page numbers or headers and footers or footnotes or endnotes.

8. Sub-headings
· First-order Headings: For example, Heading – Arial, 12 point, bold, left aligned
· Second-order Headings: For example, Heading – Arial, 12 point, bold, italics, left aligned
· Leave a one-line space before and after each level of subheadings. Do not
· Number subheadings.
· Do not use more than two levels of headings.

9. Tables and figures
· All tables and figures should have a caption following the APA (5th Ed) guidelines, and use 12 point Arial. 

10. References
· American Psychological Association (5th ed.) – Please use APA 5th edition (2001) style for referencing. See:

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