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Submissions should be made electronically through this website. Authors who have questions for the Editor prior to submission can send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once a manuscript has been submitted through this website, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system. Manuscripts that appear in the Articles section have been subjected to a blind peer review by three or more members of the Editorial Board or alternative reviewers. This process generally takes two to three months, at which time authors are notified of the status of their manuscript. Position papers and reviews are subject only to editorial review.
Please ensure that the following guidelines are addressed when preparing a manuscript. Failure to do so may delay processing the submission or result in a rejection prior to peer review.
All word limits include the abstract, tables, citations, referencing, and any appendix that is to be printed with the article.
The title page should list the manuscript title, abstract, and keywords only. To ensure blind peer review, please do not list the authors’ names or affiliated institutions within the manuscript.
However, the names of all authors, affiliations, contact details, biography (optional) and the corresponding author details must be completed online as part of the submission process. All authors must fit within the journal's definition of an author, available here.
Author names should include a forename and a surname. Forenames cannot include only initials.
The affiliation should ideally include ‘Department, Institution, City, Country’. However only the Institution and Country are mandatory.
Abstract and keywords
Research articles must have the main text prefaced by an abstract of no more than 250 words summarizing the main arguments and conclusions of the article. This must have the heading ‘Abstract’ and be easily identified from the start of the main text. A list of four to six key terms (i.e., keywords) should be placed below the abstract. The abstract and keywords should also be added to the metadata when making the initial online submission.
The body of the submission should be structured in a logical and easy to follow manner. A clear introduction section should be given that allows non-specialists in the subject an understanding of the publication and a background of the issue(s) involved. Methods, results, discussion, and conclusion sections may then follow to clearly detail the information and research presented. Headings and subheadings should be used to organize the text, following the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Any acknowledgements must be headed and in a separate paragraph, placed after the main text but before the reference list.
Funding Information (if applicable)
Should the research have received a funding grant then the grant provider and grant number should be detailed.
Ethics and consent (if applicable)
Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the principles of the Belmont Report which was written by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Where applicable, studies must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee and the authors should include a statement within the article text detailing this approval. Experiments using animals must follow national standards of care. For further information, click here.
All in-text citations should have full references listed at the end of the main text file conforming to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (current edition).
Appendices (if applicable)
When appropriate, additional information can be included in an appendix. An appendix that is printed with the article would count toward the character-count of the article.
Additional information to be provided that is not included in character-count:
Competing interests(if applicable)
If any of the authors has any competing interests then these must be declared. A short paragraph should be placed before the references. Guidelines for competing interests can be found here. If there are no competing interests to declare then the following statement should be present: The author(s) has/have no competing interests to declare.
Reviewer conflicts(if applicable)
Manuscripts will not be sent for blind review to an individual who works at the same institution as any of the authors. However, there may be instances where an author knows of some other conflict in having a particular JTE reviewer serve as a reviewer of the manuscript. If so, please identify the reviewer and that conflict.
Authors are encouraged to submit research manuscripts that would be sufficient without the need for the reader to locate research data stored elsewhere. However, if data, structured methods or code used in the research project have been made openly available, a statement should be added to inform the reader how/where to access these files. This should include the repository location and the DOI link. Read our reproducibility guide for more information on best practice and maximizing the impact of your open data.
If it is not possible to use a repository then the journal can host supplementary files. Such files must be listed in the Data Accessibility section, with a corresponding number, title and optional description. The supplementary files would also cited in the main text.
e.g. Supplementary file 1: Appendix. Scientific data related to the experiments.
Information identified as “supplementary files” will not be typeset so they must be provided in their final form and must be submitted for review during the original submission process. They will be assigned a DOI and linked to from the publication by the publisher.
NOTE: If data used in the research project has not been made available, a statement confirming this should be added, along with reasoning why.
The journal's data policy is available on the Editorial Policies page.
The author is responsible for obtaining all permissions required prior to submission of the manuscript. Permission and owner details should be mentioned for all third-party content included in the submission or used in the research.
If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license under which this is available and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, it is the author's responsibility to check the license and obtain the necessary permissions. Statements confirming that permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.
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.
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