Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 manuscript consists of original research and has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication in another journal.
The body of the manuscript is spaced at 1.15 with standard margins, 0.3" tabs and 12-point fonts.
The manuscript files accompanying the submission have been saved in Microsoft Word document file format (DOC or DOCX).
Images, figures, and tables have been saved as their own separate file in publishable format (BMP, TIFF, EPS, uncompressed JPEG; not GIF or compressed JPEG) and are not included with the manuscript itself.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Studies that make use of human subjects have demonstrated compliance with ethical research standards, including Institutional Review Board approval and consent by participants.
The submission includes a title page with names, affiliations, biographies, and contact information for the author(s). The title page follows the template on the JPIC website.
The title page includes a list of five keywords to help classify the paper and an abstract of no more than 125 words.
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Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website).