Article Formatting Requirements
Formatting Guidelines for Authors
Please ensure that your title page contains the following information.
The title should be concise and informative.
If address information is provided with the affiliation(s) it may also be published.
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords to be used for indexing purposes.
Statement and Declarations
The following statements should be included under the heading "Statements and Declarations" for inclusion in the published paper.
Manuscripts must be submitted in Word. In addition, all manuscripts must align with APA Style rules, including:
Cite references in the text by name and year in parenthesis. Some examples:
Authors must follow official APA version 7 guidelines on the number of authors included in the reference list entries (i.e., include all authors up to 20; for larger groups, list the first 19 names followed by an ellipsis and the final author’s name).
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text when used. References should not be listed unless they are cited in the text.
Reference list entries must be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
Journal names and book titles should be italicized.
If available, please always include DOIs and full DOI links in your reference list (e.g., https://doi.org/abc).
Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines
Electronic Figure Submission
Figure Numbering and Captions
In order for people of all ability to have access to the content of your figures, please make sure that:
Supplementary Information (SI)
JAD encourages authors to submit data or accessibility information of data as supplementary information when possible and if the author maintains the rights to such data.
Text and Presentation
Spreadsheets should be submitted as .csv or .xlsx files (MS Excel).
Collecting Multiple Files
It is possible to collect multiple files in a .zip file.
For each supplementary material, please supple a concise caption describing the content of the file.
Processing of Supplementary Files
Supplementary Information (SI) will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reformatting.
JAD may use software to screen for plagiarism.
Authors should make sure they have permissions for the use of software, questionnaires/(web) survey and scales in their studies (if appropriate).
If there is suspicion of misbehavior or alleged fraud, JAD may carry out an investigation following COPE guidelines. If, after investigation, there are valid concerns, the author(s) will be contacted under their given e-mail addresses and given the opportunity to address the issue. Depending upon the situation, this may result in the following measures, including, but not limited to:
The reason will be given in the published erratum/correction, expression of concern or retraction note. Please note that retraction means that the article is maintained on the platform, watermarked “retracted” and the explanation for the retraction is provided in a note linked to the watermarked article.
The author's institution may be informed
A notice of the suspected transgression of ethical standards in the peer review system may be included as part of the author's and article's bibliographic record.
Authors have an obligation to correct mistakes once they discover a significant error (not simple typo) or inaccuracy in their published article. The author(s) is/are requested to contact the journal and identify the error and explain how it is impacting the article. A decision on how to correct the literature will depend on the nature of the error. This may be a correct or retraction. The retraction note should provide transparency about which parts of the article are impacted by the error.
Suggesting / Excluding Reviewers
Authors are encouraged to suggest suitable reviewers knowledgeable in the related area and/or request the exclusion of certain individuals when they submit their manuscripts. When suggesting reviewers, authors should make sure they are completely independent and not connected to the work in any way. It is strongly recommended to suggest a mix of reviewers from different institutions and countries. When suggesting a reviewer, the Corresponding Author should provide an institutional email address for each suggested reviewer. If this is not possible, the Corresponding Author should provide another means of verifying the identity of the suggested reviewer, such as a link to a personal homepage, publication recorder, or researcher or author ID. Please note that the journal may not use the suggestions, but suggestions are appreciated and may help facilitate the peer review process.