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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Possible or actual conflict of interest has been declared. In case there is no conflict of interest, the author(s) have declared it before the acknowledgment section.
  • Expressions that are deemed offensive, racist, sexist, biased, or disparaging to a group of people have been removed from the article.
  • Individuals or institutions that provided funding for the research have been recognized and are mentioned in the Acknowledgement.
  • A brief biography of the first author or corresponding author has been provided. The biography shall not be more than 100 words and shall include his educational background, area(s) of research interest, authored books, position in professional organizations, published papers, and patents if any

Author Guidelines

Submission Requirements
The following must be observed in submitted articles.
1. All references should be stated in the body of the text following the latest guidelines of APA formatting style.
2. The manuscript has been thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.
3. Permission to use copyrighted material has been acquired by the author(s).
4. Submit a brief biography of the first author or corresponding author. The biography shall not be more than 100 words and shall include his educational background, area(s) of research interest, authored books, position in professional organizations, published papers, and patents if any.
5. Text files should be submitted in .docx format.
6. Image files should be submitted in .jpg format.

Article Structure
WSR follows the IMRaD format of writing, and the preferred outline is below. However, the journal also acknowledges that some qualitative studies may not observe the IMRaD format as specified in the article structure.

     Author(s)’ name, rank/position and institutional affiliation
     Corresponding author’s e-mail
     Materials and Methods
     Results and Discussion
     Conflict of Interest
     Acknowledgements (if any)

Manuscript Guidelines
1. All manuscripts should be formatted in a letter-size document using the default margin of MS Word. The font is Arial, size 11.
2. Word Count. Article submissions must be between 5,000-7,000 words only, excluding the bibliography. For submissions following the IMRaD format, the following is recommended:
           Title (12-15 words)
           Abstract (250-300 words)
           Keywords (4-6 words)
           Introduction (1000-2000 words)
           Method (250-500 words)
           Results and Discussion (1500-3000 words)
           Conclusions (250-500 words)
3. The title should indicate the main construct(s) investigated, the research design, and the study participants and/or theory used in the study. The title should not be more than 15 words.
4. Byline and affiliations. It is the responsibility of the contributor to provide the accurate name(s) of the author(s). The name(s) of the author(s) should be written in this format: first name, middle initial, last name, professional title and affiliation. The names of the authors should be arranged according to their contribution to the study.  The author, who has the most significant contribution to the study, should be listed first.
5. Corresponding author. An author shall be designated as the corresponding author who will provide the journal with contact information, such as e-mail address and cellphone number.
6. The abstract is limited to 250-300 words. It should briefly describe the phenomenon that motivated the researcher(s) to conduct the study, the purpose of the study, the methodology, the most important results, and the implications of the results.  It should provide concise but substantial information to the reader.
7. Provide a maximum of six keywords that will be used when the article is indexed in some research database.
8. Authors may name the people or agency who extended support in the conduct of the study but do not qualify as authors. If no funding is received to support the study, write the following: “This study did not receive funding from any individuals or organizations. If funded, write the following: This study received funding from (state the name of the funding agency and its office address).”
9. Tables should be formatted according to APA standards and in .docx format to make them editable.

Reference Style
Follow the latest edition of the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association. Make sure that the references mentioned in the text are included in the reference list.


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