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 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 or Rich Text Format (RTF). (Note: PDF files are discouraged because they will not allow editorial commentary or suggestions on works selected for publication.) For Creative Works requiring audio or video files: audio file is submitted in mp3 format; video file is submitted in mp4 format.
Where applicable and available, URLs for referenced works have been provided.
For text-based entries: 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 within the text, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines section, located under the "About the Journal" heading.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal (Research Summaries, Creative Works, Book Review), the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
If submitting to the Research Summary section and the submission is accepted for publication, the author agrees to: (1) provide an MP3 audio recording of herself/himself reading the article, and (2) allow the article to be translated to Spanish. The author understands that the audio file and Spanish translation, when possible, will be published alongside of the accepted submission.
Copyright NoticeAuthors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).