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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • 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.
  • Submission of a paper to The Journal of Behavioural Sciences will imply that it represents original, unpublished work, not being considered for publication elsewhere. Once selected for publication the copyright rests with The Journal of Behavioural Sciences. Any reprints or reproduction of the paper thereafter will only be done with the permission of the Managing Editor of The Journal of Behavioural Sciences.

Author Guidelines

The Editorial Board will accept contributions from within the Department of Behavioral Sciences, other Departments within the University as well as from outside of the University thereby encouraging best practice in these institutions and facilitating networking among them. The Editorial Board anticipates a range of papers that fall into any one of the following categories:


  • Historical
  • Literature reviews
  • Book reviews
  • Position papers

Authors should submit one copy of each paper. The preferred software for submissions is Microsoft Word. Authors should specify whether their paper should be considered for Research Papers, Theoretical Papers, Position Papers, Literature Reviews or Reviews.

For Research Papers, the main text should not exceed 10,000 words, for Theoretical Papers, Position Papers and Literature Reviews, the main text should not exceed 4,000 words, and for Reviews, the main text should not exceed 1,500 words.

Articles should be submitted in English using Oxford spellings.

Original Research (empirical, interpretive)

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