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 RTF file
The document adheres to APA 7 style. Please work through the checklist at http://www.apa.org/pubs/authors/manuscript-check.aspx for help. By clicking the box, you assert that your reference list conforms to APA 7 style.
Overview of APA 7: https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition-introduction.pdf?_ga=2.87299992.161717410.1589733565-875944577.1583866999
- 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. Please include references at the end of the document.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. In-text citations and reference list citations should match up. Please check this. Manuscripts will multiple missing references or inaccuracies will be rejected.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal (articles and essays), ensure that the file has no identifying marks. This means no mention of the author(s) or their institutions in the file or the file properties. AEJMC offers this helpful file: http://www.aejmc.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Ensure-a-Blind-Review.pdf
- You will be asked to paste your references in the next screen (in addition to including the references in your manuscript document). The entry screen will ask for a return between each citation. For the easiest upload, copy and paste your references in WordPad (or a similar program) and then add a space between each entry. You can do it in Word, but we found WordPad to be the quickest way to see where to add the returns.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- Institutional Review Board approval has been received for your study, and it is noted in your methods section of the manuscript. If not, please explain with a note to the editor in the upload process.
Book ReviewsBook reviews should include the title of the book, author, publisher, ISSN number, publisher, reviewer’s name, a short introduction and overview of the book, a critical analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, highlights, commentary on where it fits into the larger literature, practice and industry, and who would best benefit from it (is it appropriate as a textbook, a practitioner's guide?), as well as your overall recommendation to read or not read. The maximum word count is 1,000 words. The editors do not want a complete regurgitation of the work or a chapter-by-chapter replay.
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- 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).