Manuscript Submission Instructions for the Psychology of Women Quarterly
Editor: Mary M. Brabeck, PhD
Published by: Sage Publications
Psychology of Women Quarterly accepts submission of original articles only through its online Web system. Please follow the instructions through the site. It will be helpful to have a separate title page and fully masked, electronic main document prepared in advance. The main document must include the abstract and all tables, figures and appended materials and must mask unpublished author citations throughout the manuscript.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact Mary M. Brabeck (editor) or Anna Hillary (assistant editor).
Manuscripts should be submitted as an electronic file in Microsoft Word. An accompanying letter should request review and include the following information: that the manuscript (a) is not currently under review elsewhere, (b) has not been previously published in whole or in part and (c) conforms to APA standards on ethical treatment of participants.
Manuscript Review Policy
Manuscript Preparation and Style
Follow the general style guidelines set forth in the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)." The entire manuscript — including abstract, quotations, notes, references, figure captions and tables — must be typed double-spaced. Manuscript pages must be numbered consecutively. The use of sexist or ethnically biased language is unacceptable. Except under unusual circumstances, authors are expected to make available upon request all previously unpublished questionnaires or scales used in an article. The editor may find it necessary to return a manuscript for reworking or retyping that does not conform to requirements.
Title and Acknowledgements (page 1).
To facilitate masked review, all indication of authorship must be limited to this page (other pages must show the short title plus page number at the top right). Include on the title page (a) full article title, (b) names and affiliations of all authors, (c) acknowledgments and (d) mailing and email addresses and telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author (individual serving as the point of contact).
Abstract and Keywords (page 2).
Abstract should not exceed 200 words. Below the abstract, list appropriate keywords for the manuscript, preferably using terms from the Thesaurus of Psychological Terms.
Text (page 3).
Use a five-character paragraph indent. Do not use desktop publishing features, such as right margin justification or underline. Only bold and italics may be used. Use a 12-point typeface.
References cited in text must appear in the reference list, and entries in the reference list must be cited in the text. Follow the examples in the 6th edition of the APA manual for specific guidelines.
Footnotes are not permitted in the text. If necessary, endnotes may be used. Number consecutively throughout text and list on a separate page preceding the reference section.
Tables must appear as a unit following the reference section. Each table should be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet, be numbered consecutively and include a caption. All tables must be cited in the text.
Figures and artwork should be submitted in the following digital file formats and with minimum resolution of 300 DPI (600 DPI for line art): TIFF, EPS, PDF, JPEG or Microsoft Word. Prepare figures according to the guidelines provided in the 6th edition of the APA manual.