Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Current guidelines for submissions can be found at:

Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail attachment to the editor ( with a copy to the managing editor (

You should expect to receive a confirmation note of receipt within a week. Articles should be typewritten and double spaced, with abstract, footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages, and they should follow guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition or higher). Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation, so the author’s name and affiliation should appear only on a separate cover page. Each article should begin with a title and an abstract of about 150 words. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission, and paying any associated fees, are the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting a manuscript to the journal should not simultaneously submit it to another journal, nor should the manuscript have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

Supplementary Materials

Supplemental material refers to any additional pieces to your article submission that should not be included in the issue or print versions, such as appendices, tables, and audio and video material that is impossible to produce within the article. We ask that upon initial submission to please submit all of your supplemental material files with your manuscript. Upon acceptance, the length of your supplemental files may necessitate that it is uploaded to Figshare. Please see our Supplemental Material – Guidelines for authors for any further questions you may have regarding supplemental materials or Figshare.

SAGE Choice

If you or your funder wishes your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.



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