AABRI Submission Guidelines
Submissions to AABRI journals must comply with the following submission formatting guidelines. Authors are expected to review their manuscripts for compliance prior to submission. While minor areas of noncompliance will be corrected by the editorial staff, manuscripts not predominantly meeting the Submission Formatting Guidelines will be returned to the author for revision and resubmission.

Any issues not addressed herein or in the AABRI Publication Policies and Procedures shall be governed by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association sixth edition.

  1. Files must be submitted in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format.
  2. All manuscripts must be single-spaced.
  3. The title must be bold, black, 16 point Times New Roman font, maximum of 12 words, single spaced, and centered on the top line(s) of the title page only. Capitalize only the first word of the title, acronyms and proper nouns in the title.
  4. The remainder of the manuscript must be black 12 point Times New Roman font and left aligned.
  5. List all authors with their organizational affiliations on the title page immediately following the title. Author information as follows (Centered, 12 point font, not bolded - note no email addresses or other contact information are included):

    Author 1 name
    Author 1 organization

    Author 2 name
    Author 2 organization

  6. DO NOT LIST AUTHORS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE MANUSCRIPT. Manuscripts are blind reviewed. Manuscripts are assigned a tracking number and title pages are separated from manuscripts before they are sent to the reviewers.
  7. All manuscripts must include a maximum 250 word abstract on the title page immediately following the author(s)' names. Do not bold or italicize abstract.
  8. Add a list of 5-6 keywords one line below the abstract. Skip one line after the abstract then begin with Keywords then list the keywords on the same line, separated by commas. DO NOT BOLD.
  9. Start the introduction on the page following the title page.
  10. Margins must be 1 inch all around on all pages. THIS INCLUDES ALL TABLES, GRAPHS, and FIGURES.
  11. Manuscripts must be written in third person. Do not use I, we, me, our, etc.
  12. Include a right-aligned running footer with the first 3 or 4 words of the title starting on the title page. Footer must be in 12 point Times New Roman font. DO NOT USE ITALICS. DO NOT NUMBER PAGES.
  13. Left align and bold all section headers and sub-headers. Leave one line before and one line after section headers and sub-headers. Section headers should be all caps. Section sub-headers should be bold mixed case. Third level sub-headers should be bold, italic mixed case
  14. Do not use bold text anywhere else in the manuscript. Do not use italics anywhere in the document except in the reference list according to APA formatting requirements.
  15. Indent paragraphs .5 inches. Do not leave a line between paragraphs. This includes the abstract.
  16. APA formatting is preferred for citations and references. However, any accepted academic formatting style (MLA, Turabian, Chicago etc.) is acceptable. Regardless of the formatting style used, a bibliography/reference list must be included at the end of the manuscript. DO NOT MIX FORMATTING STYLES IN THE TEXT. DO NOT USE ENDNOTES.
  17. Manuscripts must be adequately cited and referenced using academically-appropriate sources. Papers not copiously cited and referenced are not acceptable for publication. This includes case studies.
  18. All graphics, charts and tables must be in an appendix at the end of the manuscript and referenced in the text. State "as indicated in Table 1 (Appendix)". Do not state "Insert Table 1 Here".
  19. All pages must be in portrait orientation in the document. If graphs or pictures are too wide for portrait orientation the author must resize or rotate 90 degrees.
  20. Maximum standard manuscript length is 40 pages including reference list and appendices. To submit a manuscript greater than 40 pages for review, please contact the editorial.staff@aabri.com prior to submission.
  21. Maximum file size is 1 megabyte. Please limit the size and number of graphics imbedded in your manuscript. Files exceeding 1megabyte are subject to a publishing fee surcharge.
  22. All papers must be original and not previously published documents. Papers published in conference proceedings are acceptable if the proceedings are not copyrighted or a copyright release is provided by the author(s).
  23. Effective August 2012, all papers will be submitted to an online plagiarism detection website to verify authenticity. Papers greater than 10% non-original are subject to being returned to the author for revision and resubmission. Papers are expected to have an originality index of less than 10% non-original. Papers in the yellow or red level (excluding quotes and bibliography) will be returned to the author for revision and resubmission. Please see the Plagiarism section on the Publication Policy page.
  24. As a condition of acceptance of a submission in consideration for publication in an AABRI journal, all qualified submitting authors agree to become reviewers on two papers submitted by other authors for publication consideration and to respond to review requests with comments within 21 days of receipt of such request.
  25. AABRI will not publish papers containing profanity, racially or ethnically degrading statements, sexual content, political endorsements or criticisms, religious endorsements or criticisms, or personal attacks on any individual or organization. AABRI reserves the absolute right to refuse acceptance for review of any submission without cause. AABRI reserves the absolute right to refuse publication of any reviewed submission without cause. AABRI reserves the right to remove from publication any previously accepted and published submission without cause.
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Dr. Russell Baker, AABRI Executive Director