Contributor Instructions


Papers should be submitted in electronic form and in the format of the articles published in 2016.
For examples, see:  Latest Journals →

Length for papers should be 5,000 to 8,000 words (not including tables, figures, and references).
Shorter research notes should be 3,500 to 5,000 words (not including tables, figures, and references).


Articles should use the APA (American Psychological Association) referencing system. This system is available on all major referencing software systems (e.g. Endnote).

See quick guide and examples →


Endnotes should be employed only where essential; they should be referenced in the text and placed at the end of the paper under the title ‘Notes’. Please do not use footnotes.


Short quotations should be enclosed in double quotation marks. Quotations longer than three lines should be separated from the paragraph, without quotation marks, and indented from the left and right hand margins.


Please include an abstract of 50-100 words.

Author affiliation and contact information

The submitted manuscript should not include any identifying information, to allow for double-blind review. In your cover letter or e-mail, please provide:

Author name(s)
Organisation affiliation for each author (where possible)
Email address for the main author

This information will be published with each article.

Charts and figures

Please note that should your contribution be selected for publication you will be asked to supply the data behind the charts and figures in Excel. It is preferable to recreate the tables and charts within the file rather than use embedded images that have been copied from elsewhere. This allows us to standardise fonts and other design elements, as well as ensuring good print quality.


Please submit articles in electronic form using the submission portal at our Online-Article Submission page →
Papers need to have been proofed for spelling, typos and grammatical errors before submission.
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