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Author Guidelines

Contributions should be 2,000 to 7,000 words in length and formatted as a Word document (or a file type compatible with MS Word). All files should be double spaced throughout. Endnotes are preferred to footnotes and should be used sparingly. Authors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) in preparing manuscripts for APQ. In order to ensure anonymity of submissions, authors using Word are advised to go to "File...Properties..." and delete all author-identifying information, under all tabs.

Authors can download the APQ Style Guide here.

 

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 text is double-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.

  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  4. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  5. For review, the paper may be in either Microsoft Word or .pdf format. It is understood that on acceptance the author will be required to submit a version in Word for purposes of formatting for publication.

  6. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
 

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