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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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

JPAHAP publishes all reference lists in APA style (Publication Manual of the APA, Latest Edition). Non authoritative sources should not be used for references. The following is a sample of a reference list entry for a journal article and a book chapter.

 Journal Articles

Warner, L. A., White, H. R., and Johnson, V. (2007). Alcohol initiation experiences and family history of alcoholism as predictors of problem-drinking trajectories. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 56–65.

 Book Chapters

McCord, J. (1991). Identifying developmental paradigms leading to alcoholism. In D. J. Pittman and H. R. White (Eds.), Society, culture, and drinking patterns reexamined (pp. 480–491). New Brunswick, NJ: Alcohol Research Documentation, Inc.

 Please consult the Publication Manual of the APA for additional details about styling reference lists. More information is also available at: www.apastyle.org


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