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 file is in Microsoft Word file format.
- 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).
- 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 APA 7th edition stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
By publishing in the In Practice journal, the author(s) agree to the following In Practice may, without cost, publish, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works from and otherwise use your submission in any form or medium, whether now known or later developed for the entire duration of any such right. You certify that all the facts in your submission are true and all research and investigation performed for the purpose of your submission followed the guidelines and regulations set by the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. You certify that your work does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary, or personal right of any third party. If your submission includes any material that is owned or controlled by a third party (for instance, images used in the article), you certify that you have received permission for its use and that the material is clearly acknowledged within the text. Note: Please be aware that many journals require exclusive rights to research that they publish. If you plan to publish your submission to In Practice in another journal at a later date, you should be conscious of the other journal’s policy regarding exclusivity of rights. Ownership of the copyright will stay with you, subject to In Practice’s use and the rights granted by the Creative Commons license assigned by the Author. Creative Commons licenses were developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types, and have been adopted by a growing group of authors and artists. Applying a CC license to an Author’s work provides legal protection while making your work freely and openly available. You will acknowledge at the end of your submission any help you received from faculty, graduate students or others in the course of the research and paper writing process. You will cooperate with editors by promptly responding to In Practice e-mails and other means of contact from the editors and make a sincere and significant effort to continue improving your submission and make it suitable for publication in In Practice. The final opportunity to withdraw your submission is upon notification of acceptance in In Practice. This agreement may not be revoked without the expressed written consent of both parties, justifiable reasoning for revocation, and permission from the In Practice Managing Editor.