Submission Guidelines

J-NOSS accepts scholarly works of interest including, but not limited to, general articles, research and case studies, position statements, and book reviews on significant or scholarly books related to the field of student success. 

Accepted manuscript length is variable depending on the type and scope of the project, though most articles will be up to 25 pages. If your manuscript is over this limit, please contact the editor directly for guidance. Book reviews will typically be around three pages. The editor reserves the right to ask authors to cut page length down if necessary. Manuscripts may be checked through a plagiarism software.

Authors should format their submissions according to the following guidelines: 

  • All manuscripts must conform to the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, including tables, figures, citations, and reference pages within the manuscript.

  • Manuscripts should be double spaced and in Times New Roman 12 point font.

  • Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx).

  • Manuscripts with original research involving humans or animals should indicate proper IRB permission or exemption.

  • Manuscripts should maintain general standards of academic language, such as the avoidance of contractions, second person voice, and slang (except in quotations). Judicious use of first person voice may be permissible. 

  • Manuscripts should be carefully edited and proofread before submitted.

A complete submission will include the following items: 

  • An article abstract of 50-200 words (note: for the abstract, the system asks that you please avoid pasting content from word processors as they can add unwanted styling to the abstract. You can retype the abstract into the submission form or copy and paste it into notepad/a plain text editor before pasting it in the abstract)

  • The manuscript with no identifying author information, including on the title page. The manuscript must be a Microsoft Word document.

    Note: when you create your submission account, you will have the opportunity to type in author information for yourself, including a 50-150 word author biography, and you will also have the opportunity to add additional manuscript authors and their information and biographies as you go through the submission form. However, you cannot add author names after you have submitted your manuscript for peer review.