For Authors

Submission Guidelines

In preparing manuscripts for publication in the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ), authors should carefully adhere to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA; 6th ed., 2010). All articles must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 250 words. Special attention should be given to the preparation and accuracy of references, and to the absence of sexist and biased language. The manuscript should be double-spaced, including the abstract, references, and any block quotations. Normally papers should not exceed a total of 25 pages, including references, tables, and figures.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_wspaj. Manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to another journal. The manuscript order should be as follows: (1) blind title page, (2) abstract, (3) manuscript text, (4) references, (5) tables and figures. For studies involving human participants, the author(s) must include a statement that the research was approved by the appropriate institutional review board and informed consent was obtained.

Please note that a blind review process is used to evaluate manuscripts. As such, any clues to the author’s identity should be eliminated from the manuscript. The first page of the manuscript must not include author names or affiliations, but it should include the title of the paper and the date of submission. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to authors.

Manuscripts are read by two reviewers, with the review process taking 8–12 weeks. There are no page charges to contributors. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will be required to transfer copyright to the journal.

Please direct all correspondence concerning the journal and manuscript submissions to the WSPAJ editorial office: wspaj@uncg.edu.