Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

New manuscripts should be submitted through the online portal accessible via the "Submit Manuscript" link on the journal website.

Only manuscripts written in English language will be considered for publication. Authors may use British or American English provided they are consistent throughout the manuscript. Submissions must be relevant to the journal’s scope and prepared in compliance with its Publication Ethics and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines. All authors agree to the submission and share full responsibility for all content presented in the manuscripts, including opinions, results, images, discussions, and conclusions. The article should be original work by authors, not be published before or currently being evaluated for publication in another journal. 

All co-author information must be entered on the submission portal at the time of submission. Any request to change authorship (such as adding/deleting authors or modifying order of authors) during revisions must be well justified, and they are subject to editorial approval. No change in authorship is allowed after the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared using a word processing software, such as Microsoft Word, and saved as one of the following acceptable file formats: .docx, .doc, or .rtf. Authors are encouraged to use the following layout options: A4 size, normal margins, portrait orientation, single columns, 1.5 line spacing, justified text alignment with common font Times New Roman, 12-pt size. First-, second-, and third-order headings should be clearly distinguishable.

Although there is no limit on the length of the research articles, authors are recommended to keep the main text of the body below 10,000 words. Review articles should integrate current knowledge with a novel methodology or present important suggestions to shape the area of study, rather than merely summarizing existing literature.

Authors should provide three separate documents during submission: title page, disclosure of interest form, and blinded text. 

Title: The title of the article describes exactly the problem of the research. It needs appropriate diction; contains the main points, and arouses the readers curiosity. The article should be a research product and the title should show the connection between a variable which is used in the research. It consists between 5 to 15 words.

Writer's name: The name should be without any academic or non-academic degree. It is followed by the institution and its address and it is ended by email address.

Abstract and keywords: Abstract contains the problem of the research or aims of the research, with essay formal (not enumerative). Abstract is written in one space typing and it is narrower than the main text. Abstract should be completed by 3-5 keywords, terms that represent ideas or the main concept. The keywords are normally basic words. Meanwhile or some cases it may use a compound word or two-word formation, for example children development, developing country, etc.

Introduction: Introduction contains the things that attract the reader and it gives context for the problem. The introduction part should be ended with a short formula (1-2 sentences) about the main points that is discussed and the aims of the discussion.

Method: This part contains the methods that are used in there search. Methods consist of the explanation about kinds of research, research approach, and location of there search (for field research), data collecting method, and data analysis. The description is in narration form.

Content: This part contains the description, analysis, argumentation, and the writer's point of view about the problem. For detail understanding, this part could be divided into some subtitles.

Conclusion: The conclusion part consists of short explanation or systematic and short answers of the problems. Normally, it is ended by suggestions or further possible research that might be done.

References: The list of references consists of references that are mentioned in the body of the article. The bibliography could be textbooks, journal articles, papers, laws, and other important and accurate documents.

References and Citations

American Psychological Association (APA Style) should be used as the referencing style. Authors should maintain consistency across the references. Please use Reference Manager Applications like Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc.


Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019)

Further examples of journal article references could be found here
Whole Authored Book:

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag.

  • Parenthetical citations: (Jackson, 2019; Sapolsky, 2017; Svendsen & Løber, 2020)
  • Narrative citations: Jackson (2019), Sapolsky (2017), and Svendsen and Løber (2020)

Further examples of the book references could be found here. 

Chapter in an Edited Book:

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Thestrup, K. (2010). To transform, to communicate, to play—The experimenting community in action. In E. Hygum & P. M. Pedersen (Eds.), Early childhood education: Values and practices in Denmark. Hans Reitzels Forlag.

  • Parenthetical citations: (Aron et al., 2019; Dillard, 2020; Thestrup, 2010)
  • Narrative citations: Aron et al. (2019), Dillard (2020), and Thestrup (2010)
Further examples of the chapter of an edited book references could be found here. 

Conference Proceeding Published in a Journal:

Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesUSA116(47), 23499–23504.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Duckworth et al., 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Duckworth et al. (2019)
Further examples of the proceeding and presentation references could be found here.

Published Theses or Dissertations:

Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Miranda, C. (2019). Exploring the lived experiences of foster youth who obtained graduate level degrees: Self-efficacy, resilience, and the impact on identity development (Publication No. 27542827) [Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University]. PQDT Open.

Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.

  • Parenthetical citations: (Kabir, 2016; Miranda, 2019; Zambrano-Vazquez, 2016)
  • Narrative citations: Kabir (2016), Miranda (2019), and Zambrano-Vazquez (2016)

Further examples of the theses and dissertations references could be found here.

Webpages of a news website:

Bologna, C. (2019, October 31). Why some people with anxiety love watching horror movies. HuffPost.

Roberts, N. (2020, June 10). Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, qualifies to run for elected office. BET News.

Toner, K. (2020, September 24). When Covid-19 hit, he turned his newspaper route into a lifeline for senior citizens. CNN.

  • Parenthetical citations: (Bologna, 2019; Roberts, 2020; Toner, 2020)
  • Narrative citations: Bologna (2019), Roberts (2020), and Toner (2020)

Further examples of online media references could be found here.

Tables and Figures

Tables should be self-descriptive and easily understandable. The information in the table should present new information and should not merely a repetition of the text. Tables should include clear and concise captions placed above the table. They should be provided as editable raw data and not as images. Authors should ensure that the tables fit on a single page. If too large, data should be split across multiple datasets. 

Figures are visual representations of information, such as photos, maps, charts, drawings, or graphs. Figure captions should be placed below the figure. Original digital files in a major file format (e.g., jpeg, tiff, png, and bmp) for each figure must be supplied separately through the submission portal. They must be of high quality and resolution (300 dpi or better). Lowercase letters (a, b, etc.) should be used to denote multi-part figures. Figure sizes can be adjusted during the production stage to fit inside the journal’s columns.

Final Checking

Authors should take the following points into consideration before submission:

  • The readers should be able to comprehend and assess main aspects of your research study with ease.
  • Ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and complete manner.
  • Manuscript is free from any repetitions, irrelevant information, or unjustified generalizations. 
  • Theoretical framework is explicitly stated.
  • All claims are backed up with evidence and references.
  • Research problems’ position and significance in existing literature is emphasized.
  • Chosen methodology is suitable for the problem.
  • Study’s findings are well presented with sufficient discussions and comparisons to existing literature.
  • Objective and convincing measures exist to support the validity and reliability of the methodology and results.
  • Relevant literature is properly cited.
  • All authors are entered into the submission portal at the time of submission.

Manuscript submission

Manuscripts should be submitted through the online portal at: Submit Manuscript. In case of technical difficulties when submitting their works, authors should contact: [email protected].