Preparing Your Manuscript
Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format with Times New Roman 12-point font, double-line spaced, and margins of at least 2.5cm / 1 inch. Manuscripts should be prepared with the following elements in the following order:
- -Manuscript title;
- -Abstract (unstructured, 150-250 words);
- -5 to 6 keywords;
- -Materials and Methods;
- -Appendices (as appropriate);
- -Acknowledgements (if applicable);
- Write your article in English.
- Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file (Word, RTF, or PDF files are accepted).
- Beginning with Volume 24 (2020), all accepted articles will be converted to LaTeX. Authors who use LaTeX may request the template file and the grrj.cls class file.
- In particular, title page format, page numbering, headers, footers, margins, text alignment/justification, font size, indentations, and so on are largely irrelevant in the submitted manuscript. Single spacing is preferred.
- If figures are included, use high-resolution figures (jpeg, tiff, pdf, ps, or eps). For example, the figure in Paper 1 of Volume 24 was a jpeg file of 323 KB.
- Manuscript references must adhere to the follow the latest edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Manual). Currently, it is the 7th edition. Additional detail is in the References section below.
- Copyedit your manuscript.
The manuscript’s length should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words, excluding abstract, references, tables and captions from the word count. The manuscript should not exceed 8,000 words.
Language & Grammar
All submissions must be in English. Except for common foreign words and phrases, the use of foreign words and phrases should be avoided.
Authors should use proper, standard English grammar.
The manuscript’s length should be not exceed 8,000 words, excluding abstract, references, tables and captions from the word count.
Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, etc., however, please appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black & white printer. For this reason, we advise authors to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.
Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
Whenever possible, foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.
Whenever possible, titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.
Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper. Footnote numbers or symbols in the text must follow, rather than precede, punctuation. Excessively long footnotes are probably better handled in an appendix. All footnotes should be left-justified.
Tables and Figures
To the extent possible, tables and figures should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Large tables or figures should be put on pages by themselves. Avoid the use of overly small type in tables. In no case should tables or figures be in a separate document or file.
Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables should be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Whenever possible, subscripts and superscripts should be a smaller font size than the main text.
Short mathematical expressions should be typed inline. Longer expressions should appear as display math. Also expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as the fractions) should be set as display math. Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.
Equations should be numbered sequentially. Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s). However, you are expected to be consistent in this.
Symbols and notation in unusual fonts should be avoided. This will not only enhance the clarity of the manuscript, but it will also help insure that it displays correctly on the reader's screen and prints correctly on her printer. When proofing your document under PDF pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other than standard fonts.
References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should follow the latest edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Manual). Currently, it is the 6th edition. Citation forms for journal articles, books, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, proceedings, audio and visual media and formats for new media, such as electronic publications and the Internet and other types of material are contained in the APA Manual and must be adhered to. Formats for tables, figures and illustrations are also covered. Please defer to APA standards and follow the models and examples in the Manual.