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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the submission section on this website. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for the use of any coprighted materials. Upon publicationk authors are also required to agree to the Journal Publishing Agreement for the assignment of the work's copyright to the publisher, and all accepted manuscripts, artwork and photographs become the property of the publisher. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the APA style. This includes formatting, notes within the text and a reference section at the end, running head and page numbering. The manuscript should be double spaced throughout, with margins of one inch on all sides. We also request the submission of an abstract (100 words maximum), five key words, and maximum 50 word biography about each author, including degrees, position and email of lead author. Articles should be approximately 5,000 to 7,500 words; book reviews should be a maximum of 1000 words. Articles will be sent to consulting editors for anonymous peer reviews, and publication decisions will be shared with authors.

Illustrations, Tables & Figures

Illustrations, tables and figures should be prepared according to the APA style requirements. Illustrations should be submitted as digital files an dnot embedded in the text. No color illustrations will be accepted. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but included as separate files or in an appendix. Authors may indicate within the manuscript the approximate location at which the additional material should appear in the published article.

Article Reprints

Authors of articles will receive two complimentary hard copies of the journal in which their article is published; for book reviews, one hard copy will be provided. Authors will also receive a complimentary PDF version of their published article or book review for personal use, or scholarly sharing as defined in the publishing agreement. Except for those permitted uses indicated in the Journal Publishing Agreement, JCID articles and book reviews are not to be copied and/or disseminated for commercial or retail purposes without prior permission from Joni and Friends.

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