Aims & Scope
To ensure manuscripts are reviewed in a fair and unbiased manner, manuscripts are reviewed under a blind review process. Manuscripts are sent to 2-3 reviewers from the journal’s Contributing Editors list, who have expertise related to the subject matter or methodology in the manuscript. All reviewers are provided with a blind copy of the manuscript, a review guide, and a rating sheet. Reviewers have 45-60 days to complete the review and return the rating sheet to the editors. Upon completion of the review, authors will receive a copy of the rating sheet with comments. Editors review manuscripts when there is a tied decision or some other occurring matter that requires a decision by an editor.
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Manuscript submissions must adhere to the instructions and guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Each research article manuscript must include a title page, abstract (250 words or less), contact information for authors, references, and separate pages for tables, figures and diagrams. Full manuscript cannot exceed 20 pages, including references, and other materials; one-inch page margins on all sides must be adhered to. Any program or study involving children or other vulnerable groups (e.g., incarcerated parents) must include a description of the informed consent process in the manuscript. When submitting policy, practice, or research briefs, the same guidelines apply except the submission length must not exceed 7 pages, including references, and other materials.