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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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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

Manuscripts should meet the following requirements:
1. All articles should follow The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) Seventh Edition format. If an individual is from a country other than the United States and is unfamiliar with this publication style, the editors will assist the author in formatting the manuscript in APA style if the manuscript is accepted for publication. (There are some internet web sites dealing with APA that may be helpful.) The only exception to rule of APA formatting is that we request that you place your figures and tables within the body of the manuscript.
2. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, titled (capitalize the title), and should be between 3000 to 4000 words, including the references, in length. Do not put any identification of the author(s) within the text of the manuscript. Pertinent photographs, charts, or graphs need to accompany the manuscript.
3. Manuscripts submitted should be previously unpublished and not under consideration by another publication.
4. A cover page needs to be included containing such items as the title of the manuscript (capitalized), all authors and their complete contact information such as address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail addresses. Give a brief biography of each author stating affiliation, position, degree received, etc.
5. To submit a manuscript: Education Law and Policy Brief On-line Journal is now using Texas Digital Library, a state of the art pre-press open access management software, considered among the highest quality on-line manuscript management systems. Designed for the ease of use, this system has critical time saving features which compress the time needed for pre-press document handling and review. Before being able to submit a manuscript through the Texas Digital Libary, you will have to first register by creating an account.

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