Please check the following General Publication Policies for additional guidelines.
General publication policies
The following policies apply to all articles:
1. All submissions must conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and citations, which must be in APA format. Manuscripts may be rejected if they do not meet the APA requirements.
2. Manuscripts that have already been published elsewhere or are being considered for publication elsewhere are not eligible to be considered for publication in JP. It is the responsibility of the author to inform the editor of the existence of any similar work that is already published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
3. Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to JP the permanent right to electronically distribute the article.
4. The editors of JP reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if the changes are substantial.
5. Articles are copyrighted by their respective authors, but if published after electronic appearance, JP will be acknowledged as the initial locus of publication.
6. JP expects authors to adhere to ethical standards for research involving human subjects. Manuscript contributors will provide a statement to JP stating that:
a. They have adhered to the human subject review established by their institution
b. If their institution does not have an institutional review process, or if the institutional review process does not include the following procedures, contributors must meet the following standards.
- Participants have been informed that they are research subjects and the results of the study will be presented for publication.
- Participants have been informed that participation is voluntary and that they may withdraw their participation at any time.
- Participants have been informed of the purpose of the research and provided a general outline of the project.
- Participants have been informed how their confidentiality will be maintained.
- Participants have been informed of any potential risks.
- Participants, or their guardian, have signed an informed consent form for their participation in the study.