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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Please submit your manuscript with attention to the following guidelines:

Cover Page:

  • Your name
  • Contact information: include email, mailing address and phone number
  • Title of your submission
  • Word and page count
  • Date


  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Double spaced with one-inch margins
  • Spell checked
  • Use a single space between sentences
  • Remove blank lines between paragraphs
  • Set a .25″ indent at the beginning of each paragraph (no tabs, please)
  • Headings flush left
  • Include your name and page number in the footer

When submitting a manuscript, well organized content is imperative to a smooth editing process. The simpler the formatting you’ve used in your document, the better.

Thank you for taking the time to apply these formatting guidelines to your manuscript.

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