Manuscript Guidelines

Manuscripts requirements:

  • 8 to 12 pages
  • 2,500 to 3,000 words not including illustrations
  • Typewritten, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides
  • Pages numbered consecutively
  • Include an In Brief summary at the beginning
    • Consisting of three to four bullet points that concisely tell readers what to expect
    • These bullets should be informative and indicate the article’s general scope
    • State main results and conclusions
    • Do not include table numbers, figure numbers, references, etc.
  • Avoid technical terms, jargon, abbreviations and acronyms, phrases and slang unless vital to the topic. If included, concisely explain these items at the time of use in the article.
  • Do not promote or advertise specific products, services or individuals.
  • Document facts and figures. Acknowledging sources lends credibility to the article and provides readers with information to locate sources and conduct further research.
  • Follow APA reference format: Refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or visit www.apastyle.org for guidance.