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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 authors have received all necessary approvals by the author's research ethics committee.
  • 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 document file format and is prepared for blind review.
  • Where available, URLs and/or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-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. If selected for publication the editors retain the right to move figures, illustrations and tables to enhance readability.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the style sheet.
  • The author(s) certify that they have verified accuracy of any AI-generated content, whether integrated verbatim or paraphrased and whether cited or not, and that they have verified accuracy of citations. Authors who use any AI-generated content should indicate in a cover letter that they have done so.

Manuscripts should be submitted following the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, and adhere to the journal's Style Sheet. Manuscript types, review criteria and further information can be found here.