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Author Guidelines

This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America.

Submission Process:

Manuscripts are accepted in the range of 20 pages including references. Longer papers will be accepted for submission only with the prior approval of the editor.

All manuscripts should be double spaced with 12 point, Times New Roman font.

Submissions to the Journal should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). For authors unfamiliar with APA style, a screencast tutorial is available from the APA. http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm

Manuscripts should be in the following order:

  1. Cover page: The cover page should include contact details for all authors: full name; university; degree program; postal address; telephone number; email address. For multiple authors, one author should also be designated the ‘Corresponding author’.

  2. Title page: The title page should have only the title of the manuscript followed by a 100-150 word abstract. At least three keywords should be listed below the abstract.

  3. Body of the text:

Research Papers:
Introduction/review of the literature
Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion

Theory Papers:
Introduction
Literature Review
Theory
Discussion
    Theoretical Criticism (optional)
    Empirical Evidence (optional)
Conclusion

    4. Reference list: References should be APA, see above for more information.
    5. Tables and figures: Tables and figures should be placed within the text.

There are many writing tips available for research and theory papers. One such helpful resource can be found at: http://www.arl.wustl.edu/~pcrowley/cse/591/writingResearchPapers.pdf

On-line submission process:

Papers should be submitted to the…

Submitted manuscripts are double-blind reviewed by Journal editorial board members.

Ensure that your manuscript has been edited and proofread to a high standard. Papers that have style issues or incorrect/missing references will hamper the review process.