Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- Submission is in MS Word or rich text format.
- Submission is between 4000 and 7000 words.
- 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). If your article is derived from a thesis or dissertation, please provide the name of the institution to which it was submitted, the date of submission, the author(s), and the supervisor.
- The text adheres to APA 6th edition stylistic and referencing requirements as outlined in the Author Guidelines.
The submission has been prepared for double-blind peer review by ensuring that:
- The authors of the document have deleted their names from the in-text citation, references, and footnotes and inserted "Author" in its place. Titles have been replaced with "Deleted for Peer Review."
- In Microsoft Word documents, author identification must also be removed from the properties for the file.
- All electronic references include the DOI of the reference as available. The DOI for most articles can be found at doi.org. If no DOI has been issued, the URL should be included in the reference.
- If the submission is for a Special Issue, indicate the name of the special issue in the title and editor comment section.
- Data has been collected and analyzed using acceptable regard for subjects privacy and the researcher(s) have followed ethical standards for research involving human participants such as those detailed for Canadian researchers.
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