Style Guidelines

Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition, including cover page, abstract, keywords, in-text citations, pagination, headings, tables, figures, and reference list. Cover page, references, tables, and figures are not included in the word count.

Manuscripts are submitted as one document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) and should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and use 12-point Times New Roman font.

Title Page

The title page should contain the article title, author(s), institution/affiliation, and country. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be no longer than 120 words. Immediately after the abstract, provide five to eight keywords, with the exception of Book Reviews, which do not need keywords or abstracts.

Manuscript Structure

Authors should organize their paper using the following structure. Not all articles will adhere to this structure, but it provides a general outline for standard research articles.

  • Title
  • Author *
  • Affiliation, Country *
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Appendices (optional)
  • References
  • Author Bio *

* Remove author(s) names, affiliation, country, and bio information from the blinded copy of the manuscript, as well as all identifying information from the .doc, .docx, or .rtf document.

Tables and Figures

Tables should be inserted into the text near where they are first called out. Provide a caption for the table.

Figures should be inserted into the text near where they are first called out. Do not place the figure within a text box or frame. Provide a caption for the figure. Figures must be submitted as JPG files (600 dpi resolution). Reviews should include a high resolution JPG of the book, movie, or website.


References must be cited in APA style, alphabetically by author and date. All references listed in the References list must appear in text, and all references cited in the text must appear in the References list.

Author Bio

At the end of the document, provide the name, title, and institutional affiliation for all author(s) in a complete sentence. In the following sentence, describe the author(s) research interests.