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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.
  • CJLT’s review process is conducted electronically using the OJS online submission system. Articles must be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc) format.
  • Manuscripts must be accompanied by a letter stating that the manuscript is original material that has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

  • If the manuscript contains copyright materials, the author should note this in the cover letter and indicate when letters of permission will be forwarded to the Editor.
  • The text must adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Articles must be formatted according to the most current APA style guidelines.
  • Authors have followed the instructions in the "Ensuring a Blind Review" document (available in the submission upload area) to ensure that a blind copy of their article has been submitted.
  • Authors have read our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts must be prepared in Letter (8 ½ x 11-inch) format and should fall between 5000 - 6500 words (not to exceed 7000 words). Articles must be double-spaced, including quotations and references. Articles must have a title page which includes the title of the manuscript, the full name of the author(s) along with position and institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the contact author. An abstract of not more than 200 words must be placed on a separate page following the title page. While the title should appear at the top of the first manuscript page, no reference to the author(s) should appear there or any other place in the manuscript. Elements of style, including headings, tables, figures and references should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, 2010.

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