Manuscripts should be submitted online
Submitting authors and co-authors will create user
accounts that will allow them to upload manuscripts, supporting documents
and revisions. Submitting authors and co-authors will also be able to track
the progress of their submissions and take advantage of streamlined
communication as the manuscripts complete the peer review process. Online
submissions must adhere to the following submission guidelines:
Manuscript that do not comply with APA 7th
or alternate information listed below will not be accepted for
Authors should note that only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
Abstracts should not exceed 150 words and are required to introduce each article.
Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
7th edition. A synopsis of this manual is available from the American Psychological Association.
Be sure to remove all personally identifiable information from the
manuscript file (see Submisson section below).
Personal information is usually listed in the properties area of the
document. To check this in MSWord click on File in the upper left corner and
then look at the lower right under Releated People; Author, Last Modified
By. Use MSWord help if necessary. Manuscripts will not be accepted
unless all personally identifiable information is removed.
Use Times New Roman 12-point only.
While there is no page length limit, most manuscripts fall between 16- 36 pages
including abstract through reference list. Page length depends on topic
covered, type of statistical analysis etc. Lengthy articles may be best
suited for a book chapter. The Editor will determine if a manuscript needs
to be edited.
Footnotes are placed at the bottom of the page where referenced. They should be numbered with superior Arabic numbers without parentheses or brackets. Footnotes should be brief with an average length of three lines.
Figures should be referenced in text and appear in numerical sequence starting with Figure 1. Line art must be original drawings in black ink proportionate to our page size, and suitable for photographing. Indicate top and bottom of figure where confusion may exist. Labeling should be 8 point type. Clearly identify all figures. Figures should be
placed appropriately within the text. Please
refer to chapter 7 in the APA 7th manual.
Tables must be cited in text in numerical sequence starting with Table 1. Each table must have a descriptive title. Any footnotes to tables are indicated by superior lower case letters. Tables should be
placed appropriately within text. Please refer
to chapter 7 in the APA 7th manual.
References If you use a reference from the Journal
please be sure to use its full name in your reference list, Journal of
College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.
Journal submissions should contain only two files. One
is the cover page with author information etc. and the other is the
manuscript beginning with the abstract without author information.
Please see Format section above; how to delete personal information from the
properties area of the manuscript.
Book review suggestions should be sent to the Journal's book review editor Dr. Willis Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is also highly recommended that you obtain a copy of the Journal. This will allow you to get a feel for the style of writing, formatting etc. of accepted manuscripts.
Manuscripts are sent anonymously to a reviewer(s) for evaluation. Author(s) will not be given the name of a reviewer(s).
Reviews can take anywhere from five to eight weeks.
The Editor makes the final decision whether to publish a manuscript and what volume, issue and order it will appear.
Author(s) are responsible for the accuracy of all claims, references and data made in the manuscript.
Manuscripts uploaded to the Journal web site will not be returned.
If a manuscript is accepted and scheduled for publication it is the responsibility of the lead author to keep contact information current. Failure to do so may result in the manuscript being pulled and not published since the lead author is responsible for reviewing proofs and returning them in a timely manner.
Questions should be directed to the
the above email address.