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Types of Submissions
JBTC publishes several types of submissions: article-length studies, approaches and practices, commentaries, book and software reviews, and comments and responses.
Article-Length Studies: Article-length studies, which should present the results of research, are usually 6,000 to 12,000 words. Reports of empirical research should include details of the research design and methodology, either in the text or in an appendix.
Approaches and Practices: Approaches and practices are short pieces—3,000 to 6,000 words—published in a section of the journal devoted to pedagogical tips and industrial how-tos.
Commentaries: Commentaries—which may range from 2,000 to 3,000 words—are opinion pieces addressing issues of importance to the profession.
Book and Software Reviews: Book and software reviews critically examine recent additions to the book and software market. Software reviews should include the tasks for which the software was developed, the types of tests reviewers conducted, and the results. Both book and software reviews may range from 800 to 1,200 words.
Comments and Responses: Comments and responses are exchanges between readers and authors about pieces that have appeared in JBTC. These submissions should not exceed 2,500 words.
Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jbtc.
When submitting your manuscript, you will need to upload a manuscript file with no identifying author information (designate as Main Document) and a separate title page document (designate as Title Page) with author details, including title of the manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s), and the affiliation(s) of the author(s). Also submit a separate document designated Autobiographical Note, of about 40 words.
Documentation should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. (APA) (2001) and should be placed on a page(s) labeled "References" at the end of the manuscript. Instead of footnotes, use endnotes, but substantive notes should be incorporated in the text whenever possible. To hide your identity during the review process, refer to your own previously published research by using the word AUTHOR rather than your name.
Upload all Figures, Images, and Tables as a separate document(s). Indicate where figures, images, or tables should be inserted in the text by typing on a separate line—in all capital letters—INSERT TABLE/FIGURE ABOUT HERE after the paragraph where the table/figure is first mentioned.
Everything in the manuscript, including cover page, abstract, autobiographical note, indented quotations, notes, and references, should be double-spaced. Employ the same point size and the same font style throughout the manuscript, and leave the right margin unjustified. In addition, do not end lines with a hyphen.
If the manuscript is accepted, authors are responsible for submitting all visuals for accepted manuscripts in camera-ready copy suitable for publication. (Specifications for preparing visuals will be furnished on acceptance.) Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions and for the accuracy of all references, figures, and tables.
If data from human subjects is used, it must be gathered under the auspices of the human subjects review board or equivalent body at the author’s institution, and a statement to that effect must be included in the manuscript.
Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.
Peer Review Process
All article-length studies, approaches and practices, and commentaries are refereed, double blind. Readers' reports are routinely provided to authors. Authors are typically informed of the decision within three months. At least one round of revision is common for accepted manuscripts.
Book and Software Reviews
Headings for book reviews should include the following information: title of book, author or editor, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, and number of pages in the book (or analogous information for software).
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