All submissions should be made as Microsoft Word 97 or later documents. The manuscript and references should be double-spaced, presented in an easily readable, standard font and size (such as 10 or 12 pt. Times New Roman or Arial). All pages should be numbered. All manuscripts must be submitted in English; American or British spelling may be used.
Title: The title of the paper should clearly indicate the scope and findings of the paper and should provide an accurate indication of the contents when searched by computerized methods. An abbreviated title of a maximum of 35 characters should be provided as well.
Authors: The names of authors should be given in full (first name, initial(s), last name) followed by his or her department, institution and address including postal code and country. The author to whom correspondence should be directed should be indicated in the cover letter. For the corresponding author, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address must be provided.
Abstract: Manuscripts should include an abstract of 100-150 words summarizing the significant findings.
Keywords: Six to twelve keywords or phrases should be supplied to aid in indexing the article.
Electronic link: Authors must commit to installing the submitted manuscript on his or her website immediately after it has been accepted for publication. Authors must also submit to the editors an electronic link directly to the accepted manuscript. It is recommended that this link is transmitted with the original manuscript.
Text headings: Headings should be set flush left and the text should begin on the next line. For example:
first-level HEADING (bold, all caps.)
second-level Heading (bold, Title case characters)
third level Heading: (underscore:, Title case characters)
Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and include a clear descriptive caption at the top. Avoid the use of vertical rules and structural formulas in the body of tables. Table footnotes should be given a footnote symbol as explained in the Footnotes section, proceeding by row rather than by column order.
References: References should conform to the specifications set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. References should be cited in the text by author’s last name and publication year. The full list of references should be collected and typed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order.
Mention of figures and tables within text: When referring to figures, tables and other elements within the text, always call the element by its full name (for example: “See Table 1”, “Figure 1 illustrates...”, “Refer to Scheme 1”). Do not use ambiguous phraseologies (for example: “1 illustrates...”) that do not clearly denote the element being referred to.
Footnotes: Authors are encouraged to number footnotes consecutively using Microsoft Word’s automatic footnoting.
Specifications for the Submission of Figures and Artwork
The entire manuscript—text, tables and figures—should be combined and submitted as one Microsoft Word document. All figures, graphics and tables should be embedded in the Microsoft Word document. It is very important, however, that all embedded graphics are taken from high quality grapics of print quality. Photographic images should be embedded from graphic files that are at a resolution of 300 dpi. Line art should be embedded at 600-1200 dpi.
Full captions and photo credits (if necessary) should be provided for each photo and figure. All images should be clearly labeled as to figure number.