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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.
  • Submissions should be complete with clearly identified standard sections used to report original research, free of annotations or highlights, and include all numbered and labeled components.
  • Figures, charts, tables, schemes, and equations should be embedded in the text near the point of relevance.
  • Please submit two versions of your manuscript file: A blinded version with all author information removed, including the author list, author affiliations, and any funding, conflict of interest, or contributorship statements uploaded as the manuscript file An unblinded version with all author information included, uploaded as supporting information for review
  • Both versions of the manuscript file should be one-column double-spaced DOCX files.
  • References should follow APA style.
  • Author names and affiliations on the manuscript must match what is entered into the Achieve Journal online submission form.
  • Permissions for the use of previously published material (e.g., long extracts and reproductions of figures) should be included. Many permission forms can be obtained through RightsLink or by writing directly to the Copyright/Permissions department of the original publisher.

Author Guidelines

Title. Titles should clearly and concisely reflect the emphasis and content of the paper and be accessible to a broad audience. As titles provide readers a first opportunity to understand the purpose of an articlethey present important tools for reader awareness and information retrieval. Authors should avoid uncommon abbreviations in titles. It is generally recommended that titles not exceed 15 words. 

 

Author List. Include all individuals who have made substantial contributions to the work. For indexing and retrieval purposes, and for the clear identification of each author, use first names, initials, and surnames (e.g., Elizabeth H. Terrell) or first initials, second names, and surnames (e.g., SSamuel Marvin). One author should be designated with an asterisk as the person to whom correspondence should be addressed. 

 

Institution Identification. Funders and Institutions often require that institutional affiliations be identified for all authors listed in the work. Clearly list all author affiliations, including complete mailing addresses. Include email addresses for authors designated as Corresponding Authors. 

 

Abstract. All Research Articles should contain an abstract. An abstract provides a succinct, informative summation of the most important results and conclusions presented in the manuscript. 

 

Keywords. List 4 to 6 keywords, representing the major themes or focus of the research. 

 

IntroductionClearly state the purpose of the research and put it into the context of earlier work in the area, aiming for brevity. 

 

Methods (Optional heading). Provide a clear, unambiguous description of materials, methods, and equipment in sufficient detail to permit repetition of the research either within the body of the Article or under a separate, optional “Methods” heading. Describe experimental procedures in detail, but published procedures may be referred to by literature citation of both the original and any published modifications. Articles reporting data from experiments on live animals must include a statement identifying the approving committee and certifying that such experiments were performed in accordance with all national or local guidelines and regulations. Results from experiments involving humans or tissue samples must additionally include a statement that informed consent was obtained from the subject or from the next of kin. Authors must emphasize any unexpected, new, and/or significant hazards or risks associated with the reported work. This information should be in the experimental details section of the full article or communication. The Editors prefer that the Methods section is placed after the Conclusions section, although this is not mandatory. 

 

 Results and Discussion. Authors can provide a unified “Results and Discussion” section or separate sections with “Results” and “Discussion, or other section headings that better describe their content. Explain the focus for the work. Present results concisely. The discussion should interpret the results and relate them to existing knowledge in the field and describe any advances made by these results.  

 

Acknowledgment. Include financial support, technical assistance, advice from colleagues, gifts, etc. Be precise and thorough when acknowledging funders and include grant numbers where appropriate. 

 

References. Compile all references together in a list at the end of the manuscript text. Many references will link directly to the cited article or other web sites. It is crucial that authors verify the accuracy of references cited. Authors must reference all previous publications in which portions of the present work have appeared. Literature references should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order of their first citation in the text and the corresponding superscripted numbers inserted at the appropriate locations in the text. Articles accepted for publication should be cited as “in press”; the DOI should be given if the paper is published online only. The Journal will use the following reference style for published articles. 

 

Article Processing Charge

AJBHRC is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journals operate solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and from its publisher, Achieve Behavioral Health. The APC helps to meet the costs of the journal. Being an open access journal, journals do not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a minimal processing fee of $100 per full-length article. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. Discounts and scholarships are available. 

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