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Author Guidelines

  • Maunscripts should not exceed 9.000 words,  including figures, tables and references.
  • Author name and credentials should be listed according to the requirements of the American Psychological Association style (APA), 6th edition.
  • Manuscript style should follow the APA style, 6th edition.
  • Text should be double-spaced, unjustified, and in a 11.5-point font.
  • The FONT of the main title should be "Verdana", with size 18.
  • The FONT of abstract, titles and sub-titles should be "Cambria", with size 10. 
  • The FONT of the main text should be "Palatino Linotype", with size 11.5.
  • All pages should be numbered, except for the first page.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, WordPerfect or pdf document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 11.5-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The author(s) received financial support for their manuscript-based research.


  8. Author(s) commit themselves to adhere to the journal’s ethical standards.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:


  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work [SPECIFY PERIOD OF TIME] after publication simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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