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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 1.15 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

Authors are asked to:
•Submit manuscripts of between 1,000-6,000 words electronically in MicrosoftWord file format;
•Use Times New Roman 12 point font and 1.15 spacing;
•Adhere to guidelines in the 6th edition of the Manual of Style of the AmericanPsychological Association (APA). This rule applies in terms of format andreferences;
•Obtain any necessary written permission to use copyrighted material, and topay any and all relevant fees. Appropriate credit should be provided in themanuscript;
•Submit original work that has not been previously published and is not underconsideration for publication in another journal;
•Contact the PQ editors at pqeditors@gmail.com with any questions regardingthese instructions, the publication process, schedule, or the appropriatenessof a proposed article topic.


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