Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Journal of Global Awareness
This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Journal of Global Awareness.
- Please include a title page and abstract.
- Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers. These will be added by the editors.
- Write your article in English.
- Submit your manuscript separately from tables and figures. The manuscript should be a single file Word file.
- Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
- All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1.5 inches (3.8 cm), including your tables and figures.
- Single space your text.
- Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified.
- Font: Main Body—12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
- Copyedit your manuscript
Please also review the JGA Guidance for Authors.
Indenting, Line Spacing, and Justification
Do not indent paragraphs. Insert extra space between paragraphs of text.
Long quotations, theorems, propositions, special remarks, etc., should be set off from the surrounding text by additional space above and below.
All text should be left-justified (i.e., flush with the left margin—except where indented). Where possible, it should also be right-justified (i.e., flush with the right margin).
Language & Grammar
All submissions must be in English. Except for common foreign words and phrases, the use of foreign words and phrases should be avoided.
The authors should use proper Standard English grammar. The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White (now in its fourth edition) is the "standard" guide. However, other excellent guides exist as well, e.g., Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020), which is the official source for APA Style.
Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, tables, and maps.
Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
Whenever possible, foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.
Headings (e.g., start of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text by their fonts or by using small caps. Use the same font face for all headings and indicate the hierarchy by reducing the font size. There should be space above and below headings.
The font for the text's main body must be black and, if at all possible, in Times or closest comparable font available.
Tables and Figures
To the extent possible, tables and figures should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text, as well as in a separate document. Large tables or figures should be put on pages by themselves. Avoid the use of overly small type in tables. In no case should tables or figures be in a separate document or file. All tables and figures must fit within 1.5" margins on all sides (top, bottom, left and right) in both portrait and landscape view.
It is the author's obligation to provide complete references with the necessary information, per APA style. Please see Purdue Owl for details on the APA style.