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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 not avaialbe in hard copy have been provided.
  • Where available, include DOIs in References in the form of https// ...
  • The text is 1.5 line-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining; 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.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the style guidelines specified in Chapters 1-3 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, with minor modifications for Australasian usage as illustrated in the journal (see

Manuscripts should be prepared in the approximate format used by this Journal, with tables and figures incorporated into the text and italics (not underlining) used when appropriate.

All submissions should be in MSWord. Papers are not to exceed 9000 words (excluding references).

The review process will be double blind. Authors should submit a blind version of the manuscript. In particular, all direct and indirect references to the author(s) should be scrupulously eliminated. All cited works by one or more of the authors should be referred to as Author followed by the date of publication, and these works omitted from the reference list but included on a separate sheet.

Authors' names, affiliations and addresses should be included in a covering letter or message. Authors should also certify in their covering email that the manuscript has not been submitted for review by any other journal.

Only papers that differ substantially from previously published work should be submitted. Manuscripts should be submitted in the MTED Open Journal System (OJS). When submitting the manuscript authors will be required to indicate the type of manuscript: research article, special issue research article or book review. Authors and Reviewers can register themselves in the MTED OJS to submit or review manuscripts.

Special Issue Article

Articles submitted for review for a special issue must be invited by Editors of Special Issue following a successful expression of interest submission.

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