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JLAS Article Submission Guidelines

The editor of Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences welcomes manuscripts related to a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and interests.

Submissions should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length, and be in Times New Roman font (12 point). Submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of up to 100 words.

Manuscripts submitted for a special issue should include a reference to the theme of the issue.

Authors may submit manuscripts as an email attachment or by mail.

  • All manuscripts must be submitted in MicroSoft Word format.
  • Email submissions are to include a message indicating that the manuscript is not under consideration with any other publisher except JLAS. Send to jlas@oak.edu.
  • Submissions by mail are to include a cover letter indicating that the manuscript is not under consideration with any other publisher, as well as an electronic copy of the manuscript on either CD-ROM or diskette. Send to the following address:

Randy Mills, Editor
Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Oakland City University
143 North Lucretia Street
Oakland City, IN 47660-1038

Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged within two weeks of submission. The review process generally takes two to six months. Authors will be notified of the editorial decision within six months of receipt. Total time between submission and publication can range from six months to one year. There is neither a remuneration offered nor a charge for publication in JLAS. Authors will be provided with three complimentary copies of the issue in which their articles appear.

Format and Documentation

For most issues of Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association (APA) Fifth Edition is to serve as a guide for the preparation of manuscripts. However, special issues may vary in required documentation style, depending on the theme. Final documentation decisions rest with the editor.

Originals of tables and figures, such as graphs and charts, should be supplied. Graphics should be prepared and captioned exactly as they are intended to appear in the journal. All explanatory notes should be avoided, whenever possible, and the intonation incorporated in the text. Essential notes should be gathered in a section following the text and listed under the heading "End Notes." End notes should be identified with consecutive numbers assigned in keeping with the superscript numeral used at the point requiring the note.

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