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Instructions for Authors

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Go to Taylor & Francis for online submission of manuscripts

1)       ORIGINAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Submission of a manuscript to this Journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is an original work, and that neither this manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere nor is being considered for publication elsewhere. All previous publications based on the content of the submitted manuscript must be referenced in the manuscript, so the reader can determine how the present manuscript builds on the previous publications.  

2)       MANUSCRIPT LENGTH. Your manuscript should the the equivalent of 12-18 typed pages double-spaced (excluding figures, references, and abstract).  The length depends on the type of submission (click to see various types).  Lengthier manuscripts may be considered, but only at the discretion of the Editor and reviewers.  Sometimes, lengthier manuscripts may be considered if they can be divided up into sections for publication in successive Journal issues.

3)       MANUSCRIPT STYLE.  References, citations, and general style of manuscripts for this Journal should follow the APA style (as outlined in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association). References should be double-spaced and placed in alphabetical order.  If authors wishes to submit a paper that has been already prepared in another style, they may do so. However, if the manuscript is accepted (with or without reviewer's alterations), authors are responsible for retyping the manuscript in APA format.  Neither the Editor nor the Publisher is responsible for re-preparing manuscript copy to adhere to the Journal's style.

4)       MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION.

a)       Manuscript:  Include the de-identified manuscript, abstract, and keywords in a single or double spaced file with one inch margins on all four sides. 

b)      Submission:  Use Word, WordPerfect, or RTF format and submit as a file attached to an email to the editor.

c)   Spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  Be user to use your word processor's spell and grammar checker before submission.  Most reviewers will have their spell and grammar checker turned on and thus problems on the manuscript will be highlighted.  Manuscripts with many spelling and grammar problems highlighted will probably receive unfavorable reviews. 

d)      Cover page: Include a file containing the following.

i)       Title

ii)  Authorship and footnote with authors' full name, academic degree, professional titles, affiliations, professional mailing addresses, phone # (for internal use--not for publication), email address, and any desired acknowledgment of research support or other credit.

5)       PREPARATION OF ART (TABLES, FIGURES, ILLUSTRATIONS, etc). Graphics can be embedded in the manuscript for review purposes or included at the end of the manuscript.  You can submit lower quality graphics for review purposes and submit higher quality for publication if the manuscript is accepted.  Note that the printed size of a journal page is 5" X 8 or 13mm X 20mm.  Do not use font size smaller than 7 points in tables.  Indicate  in the textwhere figures and tables are to be placed.

6).  HOW TO SUBMIT.  Submit your manuscript as a single or double spaced file using Word, WordPerfect, or RTF format.  Upload your manuscript electronically via the journal's ScholarOne site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wths. ScholarOne allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at http://scholarone.com/services/support. If you have any other requests, please contact Dick Schoech, Editor, at schoech@uta.edu.

7)  PRODUCTION. You will be emailed instructions and a URL for logging into the Taylor & Francis system if corrects are required on the page proofs of your accepted manuscript. 

8)  COPYRIGHT. Copyright ownership of your manuscript must be transferred officially to Taylor and Francis upon acceptance of your manuscript.  Download the copyright release from, sign, scan, and email it to the editor along with your final revisions.  All authors must complete the copyright release form.

9)   REPRINTS. Authors receive 50 free "Eprints" of their article. "Eprints" are special links that grant complimentary online access to the article that authors can distribute to colleagues and friends..  An order form for the purchase of additional reprints is available at the time authors review page proofs.

10)  Impact Factor:  Taylor & Francis has requested an impact rating for JTHS.  Until that information is provided, you can use the Google Scholar h-index which correlates highly with a journal's impact factor.  The h-index for JTHS is 14.   See, an article by Hodge & Lacasse in the J of Social Work Education, Vol 47, No. 3 (Fall 2011).  The title of the article is "Ranking disciplinary journals with the google scholar h-index:  A new tool for constructing cases for tenure, promotion and other professional decisions."