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Author Guidelines

All submitted manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA6,

Manuscripts should be a maximum of 30 pages in length (including the abstract and all references, tables, figures, appendices, and references). However, exceptions to this maximum, duly reasoned and demonstrated, are possible.

The first page includes an abstract (between 100 and 150 words) and selected keywords (e.g., social media, spiral of silence). Please remove all author names and institutional information from manuscripts, so as to enable blinded peer review.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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