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.

  • The submission file is prepared in Microsoft Word document file format (DOC or DOCX) following the JPSP Format Guidelines. Submissions without formatting will be returned to authors.
  • The submission is written in English for the global audience. Ensure the English language is carefully edited to academic standards. Submissions using English that is difficult to comprehend will be declined.
  • A full-text article is within the limit of 3,000-5,000 words (the word limit does not apply to the abstract, five key words, reference list, endnotes, and appendices).
  • All manuscripts must be blinded for review – ensure there is no identifying information included about the authors (names, institutions, publications) in the manuscript.
  • The lead author completes the ethical checklist and adds it as a supplemental file when submitting the manuscript.
  • Include an abstract of 75-100 words with all submissions.
  • Five keywords (preferably no more than 2 words for each keyword) are provided beneath the Abstract.
  • Studies with human subjects state clearly that ethical research standards were followed.
  • To include copyrighted text of more than 500 words, figures, etc., authors must share evidence of permission gained from copyright holder. JPSP will not be responsible for costs incurred in this effort.
  • All information borrowed from other sources, including the authors’ own, is correctly cited, quoted, and/or properly noted. JPSP uses an originality checking tool to ensure originality of text.

To propose a special issue of JPSP, please submit complete proposal directly to editor’s office at [email protected]. The details can be found on Special Issue Guidelines section of our website.