Submission Guidelines

Submission of Manuscripts: Full manuscripts (only) in English are accepted for submission to the journal. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published articles or material. Please submit your materials via email to SSSJ@umanitoba.ca. A separate cover page should include all of the following: title of the paper, full names of the author(s) (for multiple authors, please indicate which author is to receive correspondence and proofs), author(s) organization affiliation, complete U.S. or international mailing addresses, telephone number, email addresses, and history of the paper (if presented previously at a conference, if published in smaller/larger version, based on thesis research, contributions of others, etc.) As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).

Manuscript Preparation: Manuscript length is up to 9,000 words, inclusive of notes and references, with a separate abstract of no more than 120 words. Prepare the document in Microsoft Word only. Word Processing: 12-point type, double-spaced, one-inch margins, page numbers, etc. Authors are encouraged to use gender-cultural sensitive language. Remove all references that would reveal the identity of the author. Citations: The accuracy and completeness of the references is the responsibility of the author.

Reference Style: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Acknowledgement of Receipt of Manuscripts: All material submitted will be acknowledged upon receipt and subject to peer review. Referees’ comments will be forwarded to the author along with the editorial decision and recommendations.

Copyright: No article can be published until SSS receives a signed publication agreement. This will be discussed with authors when papers are accepted for publication.

Illustrations: Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines: 300 dpi or higher, sized to fit on journal page, EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only, submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files.

Color Reproduction. Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Good-quality color prints should be provided in their final size. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color prints deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures: Tables and figures (illustrations) should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, author’s name, and top edge indicated.