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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.
  • The submission file uses the approved submissions template.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

All successful submissions will be in English and written in the APA 6th edition style. This includes tables and figures. For more assistance with APA 6th edition style, the author can refer to the APA Style Blog at blog.apastyle.org. If papers are not submitted in the APA 6th edition style, they will be returned without review. Underlining should be avoided except for URL’s.

Unpublished manuscripts preferred but previously published manuscripts may be accepted with appropriate permissions.

The manuscript is submitted in Microsoft Word. Tables and figures must be formatted into the document using Microsoft Word Tables using the table-formatting feature. Redundancy of information among text and the figures or tables should be avoided. Figures and table should be part – and fit in the logical location – of the Word file.

Recommended manuscript size is no more than 10-12 pages in length, but would consider up to 25 pages as needed, this includes title page, references, indices, etc. All manuscripts require an abstract of no more than 150 words (960 characters and spaces). Submit 3-5 keywords that best describe the article.

JOHE uses a peer review set up to determine quality of articles.

All submissions must use the approved template, found here.


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