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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should follow the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Specific questions about style issues can be addressed at Submissions should be manuscripts that have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should conform to the following guidelines: title, name, address, and organizational affiliation on the first page. On the second page put the title, an abstract, and commence the text. Manuscripts should contain no less than 5000 words and no more than 10,000 words, including abstract (100-400 words), endnotes, and references; tables, figures, charts, and appendices should be excluded from the word count. All material should be a single Word file with 12-point, Times New Roman type, double-spaced with margins of one inch.

CPAR does not have the author submission charges and article processing charges (APCs).



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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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 at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Once a manuscript is formally accepted, authors will receive instructions regarding the publication process. Authors will be required to assign copyright of their article to the Chinese Public Administration Review. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and articles cannot proceed through production unless copyright has been assigned. Upon receipt of a manuscript, CPAR’s Author Services systems will provide instructions to the corresponding author for completion of the license agreement.



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