Author Guidelines

The Journal of Student Research (JSR) seeks to publish authors who strive to produce original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically solid research. Demonstration of a significant “value-added” contribution to a field’s understanding of an issue or topic is crucial to acceptance for publication.

Authors should write manuscripts as simply and concisely as possible, without sacrificing meaningfulness or clarity of exposition. The journal’s editor-in-chief will evaluate manuscripts in terms of their contribution-to-length ratio.

Manuscripts should be no more than 26 double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendices. The editor-in-chief may allow additional space for papers that require additional space for data presentation or references (such as meta-analyses, qualitative works, and work using multiple data sets). Authors must adhere to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).

Submission Instructions

To submit a manuscript for consideration, follow these steps: (1) format the manuscript in Microsoft Word (see above); (2) remove all author-identifying references from the text; and (3) e-mail to the editor-in-chief (at from your university's email account.


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