Each manuscript has to adhere to the American Psychological Association (APA) or Modern Language Association (MLA) referencing formats.
After the assessment of the Review Process has taken its course, the final evaluation of which manuscripts are admitted and published is based upon evaluative comments from the members of the Editorial Board.
- Microsoft Word document
- A cover page with title of manuscript, name of author (this will be replaced with a code for blind review), name of institution (this will be replaced with a code), applicable typology and category (see typologies on website), and date. This is the only page to be center aligned
- An abstract page with a maximum of three paragraphs summarizing the manuscript
- Reference page using APA or MLA referencing format
It is expected that every manuscript submitted has been proofread, spell checked, and referenced using an approved format outlined in the Documentation section. Failure to fulfill these criteria can result in the rejection of the manuscript. Each submitted manuscript will be put through a three-stage process.
- The first stage involves a code assignment to each manuscript to ensure anonymity. Each manuscript will be put through a Safe Assign program to check for copyright infringement. The maximum allowable is 5% without proper citation and documentation of the total information of the manuscript (failure to adhere to this criterion will result in the rejection of the manuscript).
- The second stage requires each manuscript to go through a Refereed Double Blind Procedure (anonymous source of the manuscript and anonymous reviewer) where one or two scholars in the field(s) or closely related field(s) on the Editorial Board will review and assess the contribution of the anonymous manuscript.
- The third stage necessitates the perusal of each recommended manuscript by an assistant editor for clarity of thought and cohesion of writing.