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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 is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

CLAW allows authors to hold copyright without restrictions. Submitted manuscripts must be written in English. An English language abstract of max. 200 words has to be provided. Upon submitting to CLAW authors are expected to have cleared all permissions and copyright conflicts. CPE accepts several types of submissions, that is, research articles, book reviews, speeches, and notes. They are treated the same way as to double blind peer review.

All submissions must contain

  • A cover letter to the editors indicating which section the submission targets

  • A separate title page identifying the author(s), including any acknowledgements

  • An anonymized manuscript including abstract, up to five keywords, main text & references; appendices; tables and figure, and a suggestion for an abbreviated running headline.

The manuscript

In your abstract, please include the following information: purpose – design/methodology/approach – findings – research limitations – theoretical and practical implications.

The length of the manuscript conforms to the following

Research articles: Full papers should range from 5000 to 10,000 words including all figures, tables, appendixes, and references. The abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Book reviews: The usual length should not exceed 1000 words.

Speeches: The usual length should not exceed 5000 words. References should be provided and may be added to the original text.

Notes: Extended abstracts or notes on ongoing research (incl. conference memos) range from 500 to 4000 words.

Referencing

Citing and referencing should adhere to American Psychological Association 6th edition style.

Text requirements

Authors must ensure that their work is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. We recommend making use of professional editing services.

The manuscript is electronically submitted in Microsoft Word.

Paper format is A4 with 3cm margins on top and bottom, and 2cm margins left and right.

Title

The title of the work is centered. The font is Times New Roman, 19 pt, bold.

Main text body

  • The normal text body is set in Times New Roman, 10pt.
  • The normal text body is single spaced. There are no additional spaces before or after paragraphs
  • First paragraphs are not indented (after headings, figures or tables). Second paragraphs are indented by 1.00 cm.
  • Emphasis can be added using italics. There should not be bold or underlined text.
  • The font is Times New Roman.
  • Headings are formatted using the “styles” function of Microsoft Word. Manual formatting is not accepted.
  • Headings are consequently numbered using Arabic numerals. They are not ended by a point, so the numbering would be “1”, “1.1”, and “1.1.1”.
  • There are only three levels of headings.
    • Heading 1:
      • Font 14 pt
      • Bold
      • Line spacing: single
      • Indent: 0 cm
      • Hanging 0.75 cm
      • Space before paragraph: 12 pt
      • Space after paragraph: 6 pt
  • Heading 2:
    • Font 12 pt
    • Bold, italic
    • Line spacing: single
    • Indent: 0 cm
    • Hanging 1.00 cm
    • Space before paragraph: 12 pt
    • Space after paragraph: 6 pt
  • Heading 3:
    • Font 10 pt
    • Bold, italic
    • Line spacing: single
    • Indent: 0 cm
    • Hanging 1.25 cm
    • Space before paragraph: 12 pt
    • Space after paragraph: 6 pt

 Footnotes

  • Footnotes are set in 10p using the Microsoft Word standard formatting. In the footnote, the text should be indented by 1 cm.
  • There are no endnotes. Authors may add an appendix.

Figures and tables

  • Authors are responsible for the quality of the figures/tables submitted in the word file. For better readability, it is suggested to add “embedded objects” to the Word file instead of “images”.
  • Figure/tables need to be additionally submitted as separate files, such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Authors must refer to the included figures/tables in the text.
  • Figures and tables must be consecutively numbered using Arabic numerals. Figures and tables have separate counts (i.e., there is a “Figure 1” and a “Table 1”).
  • Figures/tables are centered and must have meaningful captions above (aligned left). The font is 10 pt in bold. There is a line below the caption.
  • The reader must be able to interpret figures/tables on a stand-alone basis. Thus, figures/tables need to have legends and sufficient information to interpret them. These are placed in or underneath the table in italics. There is a line underneath the legend.
  • Figures/tables may be supplied in color for online publication. Yet, black and white is recommended as offprints will not be available in color.

Biographical notes are not required and will not be published.

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