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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.
  • You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author(s)), and the author(s) must have: approved the work for publication; must have agreed to submit the Article to the Journal; and must accept full responsibility for the content of the Article.
  • The Article must be the author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.
  • The Article must not have been previously published, is not pending review elsewhere, and will not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal.
  • If your article is accepted for publication, you agree to serve as a peer reviewer for other articles submitted to IJPS.
  • The article is formatted according to the IJPS Style Guide (page limits are observed, all citations and references follow the APA 7th ed style guide, etc.). Failure to do so will result in the submission being returned without review.
  • You must submit: article text; a separate document containing the bios for all authors; and any other information marked "required." Failure to do so will result in the submission being returned without review.

Author Guidelines


Formatting Requirements 

Submission files must be in Microsoft Word. The Word document must be submitted without a title page or page numbers. Submissions must not include any identifying information about the authors,  as the article you submit will be sent to reviewers.

Initial submission of articles to the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies should be as a Word document, with body of text in 12pt. Trebuchet, 1.5 spaced, using American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition format and style. For formatting of the final submission, see the Style Guide.

Submission Agreement

Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. The Journal is not under any obligation to publish the Article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account.

If the Journal agrees to publish the Article, you hereby agree that it will be distributed with a Creative Commons Noncommercial Attribution license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means that each author holds the copyright to her or his work, and grants all users the rights to: share (copy and/or redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and/or build upon the material) the article, as long as the original author and source is cited, and the use is for noncommercial purposes. See Journal policies for more information.

By submitting you agree and consent to the Submission Agreement and the Journal policies.


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