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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.

  • Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions for 2019-2020. Please email the editors if you have an idea for a submission or special issue that you would like to prepare for 2021 onwards.
  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • 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, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines below and the Article template, which is found in About the Journal.
  • BLIND REVIEW: The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

  • 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, rather than at the end.

  • When available, the DOIs to access references online are provided.

  • The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca). Click here for the TA article template

  • Headings are italicized and follow a logical hierarchy indicated through indentation

  • References are cited in the text as follows: (author(s), year of publication)

  • Manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines established in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association