Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit original articles that have not been submitted elsewhere for publication and are not being considered by another journal.  Papers/manuscripts should be submitted electronically in an MS Word format.

Articles/manuscripts must conform to the latest edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) style and should strictly not exceed 6,500 words in length, with essays and book reviews not exceeding 2,500 words. Main articles must be accompanied by an abstract of a maximum of 200 (two hundred) words and the biographical information of up to 100 words.

Notes on Style
Authors must be guided by the following style when preparing manuscripts for publication:

Order of Presentation
The electronic submission must come in two (2) files.  One should contain the title (topic) of the paper, name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliations and a brief biography of the author(s).  The second file should contain just the title (topic), the abstract and the paper (minus the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s).

Abstract
Abstract must capture the:
•    background indicating the rationale for conducting the study, the theoretical framework key findings, or expectations
•    Methodology
•    Summary and main findings and results
•    Conclusion
•    There should be about five key words after the abstract.

Format
Figures, tables, graphs, charts and illustrations should be originals and of high resolutions.  They should not be embedded in the text but must appear on a separate page clearly captioned, titled and numbered appropriately.  The caption of each illustration must acknowledge the source and copyright owner.  Citations and references must be included in the body of the article and as a separate reference list.  All citations and references must follow the rules and guidelines of the APA style.  Endnotes and footnotes are not accepted in the manuscripts.

In Text Citations
In-text citations should keep to the APA format.  For further instructions on use of APA style, visit the APA homepage:  http://library.uncg.edu/depts/ref/handouts/apa.asp

Electronic Citation

Manuscripts citing electronic sources must have the following formats:

Basic Format
Author; A.A. (2007), Title of work, Retrieved month day, year, from source.

Article in an Internet-only journal
Eg. 1.  Fredrickson, B.L. (2000, March 7), Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being.  Prevention & Treatment. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from   http://JOURNALS.apa.org/prevention/volume3/pre0030001a.html

Proofs
Authors are encouraged to proofread their manuscripts before submitting to the editors.