Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (latest version) in MS Word or PDF format. The body of the manuscript can be ordered as: Title, Author(s), Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion (may be separate), Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, and Appendices.

1.      Title Page

The title page should include the title of the manuscript; names and affiliations of all authors as well as their e-mail address; address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author; and a running head of no more than 50 letters and spaces.

2.      Abstract

Provide an abstract of 100-150 words, giving a brief account of the most relevant aspects of the paper. The abstract should be followed by 4 to 6 keywords.

3.      Tables

All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Headings should be placed above tables, and centered. Leave one line space between the heading and the table. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately.

4.      Figures

All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2,..., n). All photographs, schemes, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration and center justified. Leave one line space between the heading and the figure.

5.      Other Illustrations

Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines: 300 dpi or higher; sized to fit on journal page; EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only; submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files. Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication.

6.      Example References

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.

Strunk, W. Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York:   Macmillan.

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.