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Guidelines for Submission

Manuscripts submitted for publication to SERL are required to fulfill the following criteria:

  • The content is original and has not been published elsewhere, including print and online media.
  • The authors are responsible for the content of the article and the legal consequences thereupon.
  • The authors must agree to the publication of the article online and/or in printmedia.

The initial submission should be a complete preprint including figures, tables, references, and appendices. The format of submissions should follow guidelines supplied in the 6th edition of the American Psychologist Association (APA) Publication Manual.

The manuscript should contain, but not be limited to, the following parts: Abstract, Introduction, Theoretical Background, Methodology, Results, and Discussion. Within the Theoretical Background authors should detail the theory upon which they base their findings and interpretations, but an extensive summary of the theory itself should NOT be presented.

If an author is in doubt about the suitability of a potential submission, he/she may contact the editors, and submit a simple outline of what is planned. The editors will provide feedback as to suitability, and will also provide feedback on how the paper might be improved.

Technical Requirements for Submitted Manuscripts

  • Microsoft Word 2003 (or later) document
  • Manuscripts should be submitted to SERL via the online submission system at "About the Journal"
  • The manuscript should not exceed 5 pages in print (approximately 15.000 characters)
  • Abstract should not exceed 750 characters (including blanks)
  • Abstract should not exceed 750 characters (including blanks)
  • Introduction and Theoretical Background should not exceed 2 pages in print
  • No formatting of the text
  • No formula editor, please use characters or symbols
  • Tables should not exceed 14.5 cm in width and 22 cm in height
  • Tables should be MS Word tables
  • Graphics, pictures, diagrams, illustrations etc. should be jpg-files