Guidance for Authors

  1. Manuscripts should be in 12-point Calibri with single line spacing.
  2. Articles begin with an abstract (approximately 150 words)
  3. Include a cover sheet that includes the a) title, b) full addresses of all authors, c) email of one author for correspondence
  4. If you have acknowledgements (including funding), please include them on the cover page.


The article title should be in 18-point Calibri, bold, centred in title case with single line spacing

Highest level heading: 14-point Calibri, bold and left-side aligned in lower case on its own line

e.g. Method

Second level: 14-point Calibri, not bold and left-side aligned in lower case. on its own line

e.g. Participants

Third level: 12-points Calibri, italic, not bold left- side aligned flush with next line of text

e.g. Children. Some of the children …

General formatting guidelines

  1. Use endnotes (sparingly), not footnotes.
  2. Please place a running head in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Please use page numbers in the upper right-hand corner along with the running head.
  4. Please note that indented quotations should not have quotation marks.
  5. Please define any terms/acronyms that may not be familiar to readers working in diverse fields and contexts.
  6. Your “References” section should begin on a new page.
  7. You should use the Leeds University version of Harvard for citation and references. Guidance is here: