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Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co- authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities– tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate fromthe authors.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Please log onto the online submission system at and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Publication Charges

The cost of article publishing charges will be covered by the KSPE and so there are no publication fees for authors. An author’s personal copy of the article (in a PDF file) will be provided free of charge as well. Offprints of individual journal articles can be ordered upon request, at the author's expense. Please contact the Editorial Office for more information:

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • • A concise and informative title
  • • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author
  • • If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)


Please provide an abstract of 150 to250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.


Please provide an author biography and photo for all authors.


Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times New Roman) for text.
  • • Use italics for emphasis.
  • • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • • Do not use field functions.
  • • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTeX.


Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.



Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:

  • • Negotiation research spans many disciplines [3].
  • • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
  • • This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

Reference List

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

  • • Journal article
    Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., DeNiro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001). Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing, 44(3), 213–245.
  • • Article by DOI
    Kreger, M., Brindis, C.D., Manuel, D.M., & Sassoubre, L. (2007). Lessons learned in systems change initiatives: benchmarks and indicators. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi. org/10.1007/s10464- 007-9108-14.
  • • Book
    Calfee, R.C., & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • • Book chapter
    O’Neil, J.M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B.R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.
  • • Online document
    Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M.L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. http:// archives/ archives/200604.pdf. Accessed 25 June 2007.

After Acceptance

Copyright Transfer

Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.


Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author.

Color Illustrations

Online publication of color illustrations is free of charge. For color in the print version, authors will be expected to make a contribution towards the extra costs.

Proof Reading

The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor.
After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

Online First

The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

Ethical Policy

All submitted manuscripts should be original and should not be considered by any other scientific journal for publication at the same time. Authors will be fully accountable for all matters pertaining to the submitted manuscript. They shall comply with the regulation of Research and Publication Ethics of the KSPE. If they violate the regulation, Editor-in-Chief shall disapprove or cancel the publication of the article and take disciplinary action as according to the regulations. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instruction, International standards for editors and authors ( can be applied.

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