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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.
  • 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).
  • Manuscripts submitted to AJAL should be in Microsoft Word document file format. They should follow standard American or British English spelling and not a combination of both. All submissions should follow the Author Guidelines.
  • All submissions should include an anonymized manuscript, where the names of all authors and their corresponding details such as affiliations, and contact details are omitted.
  • All submissions should include a title page stating the title of manuscript, all authors names, their affiliations, correspondence addresses or permanent addresses, email addresses, and a maximum of a fifty-word biography per author; and other supplementary materials if necessary.
  • All submissions should include a statement where the author attests that he/she received financial support or a research grant for their manuscript-based research. If this is not the case, the author should write the following at the end of their manuscript and before the reference list “This research did not receive any funding from any agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.”
  • Author(s) commit themselves to adhere to the journal’s ethical standards.

Author Guidelines


  • Maunscripts should not exceed 8.000 words,  including figures, tables and references. 

  • Book reviews should be of a maximum of 1000 words.

  • Author name and credentials should be listed according to the requirements of the American Psychological Association style (APA), 7th edition.

  • Manuscript style should follow the APA style, 7th edition.

  • Text should be double-spaced, justified, and in a 12-point font.

  • The FONT of the main title should be "Verdana", with size 16.

  • The FONT of abstract, titles and sub-titles should be "Palatino Linotype", with size 12. 

  • The FONT of the main text should be "Palatino Linotype", with size 12.

  • All pages should be numbered, except for the first page.

  • Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.

  • The text employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.