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Author Guidelines

Papers should be submitted to the Journal of Virtual Studies as either MS Word (*.doc or *.docx) or Rich-Text Format (*.rtf) documents. File uploads should not exceed 7 MB. Format should adhere to APA guidelines for formatting, style, pagination, in-text documentation, and paper sections, which should include the following:

1. An abstract of 150-200 words, and References and Appendices, where relevant.

2. Tables, charts, diagrams, images, appropriately captioned, and presented inline, where appropriate.

Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.) or view this free online tutorial: APA Style Sheet

Papers may be reformatted for publication as needed after submission or if they do not conform to the requirements.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in either MS Word (*.doc or *.docx) or Rich-Text Format (*.rtf) document file format.

  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.


    I, the original author of this submission, declare the following to be true:

    1. Attest that the submission is original work

    2. Attest that the submission has not been published previously

    3. Agree that the submission is not under review for publication elsewhere

    4. Agree that the submission is not being submitted to multiple journals for consideration


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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