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 manuscript adheres to the Author Guidelines as outlined on the JBPA website.
The manuscript was prepared using the JBPA Word template.
The manuscript does not exceed JBPA word limits (for example, 4000 words for a research article, 2000 words for a research letter).
The abstract does not exceed 200 words.
The submission will be uploaded in PDF file format (to ensure anonymity).
The manuscript submission will be also uploaded in MS word (.docx) format, containing full author information
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under review by another journal or other publication.
Manuscripts should follow the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition. For information about APA style guidelines and any related questions, please visit http://www.apastyle.org. Submissions should be original manuscripts that have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
We encourage authors to use the APA style guidelines also for statistical reporting; final manuscripts should be checked for errors in statistical reporting using statcheck (www.statcheck.io).
Manuscripts should be prepared using JBPA's Word template (but need to be submitted in PDF format (anonymized) and MS word (including author details)), which provides guidance on the cover page, abstract, formatting of tables and figures, as well as pre-set fonts, margins, and other manuscript formatting elements. Using JPBA's Word template helps us reduce the journal's production costs (so we can avoid author fees) and facilitates timely publication of articles. Before considering a submission, we require all manuscripts to be submitted using JPBA's Word template and -- importantly -- to be carefully proof-read by the author(s). Please ensure in-text citations and references follow the style shown in JBPA's Word template. Any figures should be embedded in the document and in high enough resolution so that graphs or figures appear clear and sharp.
JBPA aims to encourage a efficient communication of research. To this end, Research Articles should be limited to no more than 4,000 words, not including abstract, endnotes, references, tables, figures, charts, and appendices. Research Letters should be no more than 2,000 words. Perspective and Practices submissions are generally limited to 4,000 words, and Research Syntheses are up to 8,000 words. All respective abstracts should be in a range of 150 to 200 words.
The CC-BY license applies also to data, code and experimental material, except when it conflicts with a prior copyright. Common courtesy requires informing authors of new uses of their data, as well as acknowledging the source.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.