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These guidelines are in the process of development. Please contribute on the discussion page with ideas about how to address the thorny issue of how to develope a credible peer review system.

Papers should be presented in .pdf format and either uploaded to the site or linked remotely


Papers for submission to the house journal should be of an acceptable academic standard, that is they broadly adhere to the conventional format for scientific papers,

Papers should be original. Normally articles are 5000-8000 words, but may be as long as 10,000 words depending on the subject matter. Notes or comments should not exceed 2500 words. Papers should be typed and double-spaced throughout. US or UK spelling may be used so long as the style is consistent.

The house journals should adhere to the publication style of the American Psychological Association. All submissions should lead with a customary abstract of 100-150 words and a listing of 5 - 10 key words, Preferably linked to wiki pages. References cited should be presented in the text by author and date and be collated into a reference list at the end of the article with the following information: author(s), year of publication, title and publishing data. Authors are encouraged to consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition). Authors should supply a short biography of about 100 words, with contact details, or electronic-mail address. This is best achieved by providing a link to the User pages of each author.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

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