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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 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.

All articles are to be submitted to the Senior Editor Kaye Spence AM via the email developmentalobserver@nidcap.org. You will receive acknowledgment of your submission. An editorial review process occurs and once complete you will be notified of the publication of your article.

All submissions should include:

  • Title of your article/story
  • Name of the author(s) and professional credentials
  • Organization and/or affiliation
  • An email contact address and a WhatsApp contact if available.
  • Submitted in MS word
  • Arial font– size 12 pitch
  • Double spaced
  • Number each page
  • Word length – 800 – 2500 words
  • Referencing style - Vancouver
    • Ensure the reference is complete, including all author names and a DOI for the publication.
  • Pictures 300dpi (please ensure you have permission to use and include a statement indicating this).
  • Diagrams, graphs, and tables (embed in your document and send as a separate file)
  • We would also like to receive 'Letters to the Editor' for publication. These can be between 50-150 words.