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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Title

            Type your article’s title using Times New Roman font, size 14 pt, bold, centred, single line space, space before and after: 6pt 

Author (s)

         Type the author(s) name(s) and use superscripts if authors have different institutional affiliations. Format: Times New Roman 12 pt, centred, line space exactly at 14pt, space before 24pt, space after 6pt

Abstract

            Times New Roman12pt, bold, centred, line space exactly at 12pt, space before and after: 0pt

Abstracts should be of approximately 150 words written in English. They should summarise the issue addressed, the methodology used and the main findings obtained. The abstracts will be typed in Times New Roman font, size 12, single line space, space before: 6pt, space after: 0pt. There will be no indentation of paragraphs in the abstract body. Text will be justified both left and right.

Keywords:

            Type the keywords - no more than five words or word sets in total -, using Times New Roman 12 pt, single line space, space before: 6pt, space after: 0pt

 

1. Introduction Type your first level-1 title using Times New Roman 12 pt, bold, single line space, space before and after: 0pt

            Papers will outline the issue addressed and research questions, the literature and background to the topic, the analytical frame, the methodology and the research results.

1.1. Format

            Type the first level-2 title here using Times New Roman 12 pt, bold, italics, single line space, space before and after: 0pt

            The maximum length of papers should be 5000 words including references. For the body of paper (including references), please use Times New Roman font size 12, single line space, space before and after: 0pt, no indentation, text justified both left and right.

            Leave three blank lines between keywords and first level-1 title, two blank lines before any title, and one blank line after any title. Use footnotes instead of endnotes. Tables and figures must be included as part of the text.

            Please note that the whole paper must be language-edited before submission.

1.1.1.    Heading levels

            Type the first level-3 title here using Times New Roman 12 pt, italics, single line space, space before and after: 0pt

            Please use no more than three headings levels.

 

Tables

All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Headings should be placed above tables, bolded in the right part of the table. Leave one line space between the heading and the table. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately.

 

Illustrations

All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2,...n). All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. Lettering and symbols should be clearly defined either in the caption or in a legend provided as part of the figure. Figures should be placed as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper. The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration and left justified.

 

References

Reference style “APA” (American Psychological Association) Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, ISBN 1-55798- 790-4, copies of which may be ordered from http://www.apa.org/books/4200061.html or APA Order Dept., P.O.B. 2710, Hyattsville, MD20784, USA. or APA, 3 Henrietta Street, London, WC3E 8LU,UK.

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51 - 59.

 

Topic

The topic of the journal includes, but is not limited to, all the fields of psychology and psychotherapy and also the domains of the social work and its related field

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