Journal for the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Journal for the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Author Guidelines

The editor of the Journal for the Liberal Arts & Sciences welcomes manuscripts related to a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and interests.  Submissions should range from between 2000 and 5000 words in length, written in Times New Roman font (12 point) and 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 can submit their manuscripts as an email attachment to the editor at rkmills@oak.edu. Submissions should include a message indicating that the manuscript is not under consideration with any other publisher but JLAS.  Submissions made by mail should include a cover letter indicating that the submission is not under consideration by any other publisher, along with a digital copy of the manuscript on CD-ROM or Flash Drive.  All manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged within two weeks of submission.  The review process generally takes between two to six months and 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 renumeration offered nor a charge for publication in JLAS. Authors will be provided with three complementary copies of the issue in which their articles appear.

For most issues of the Journal for the Liberal Arts and Science, the Publication of the American Psychological Association (APA) is to serve as a guide for 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 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.

Randy Mills, Editor
Journal for the Liberal Arts & Sciences
138 N Lucretia St
Oakland City, IN 47660
rkmills@oak.edu