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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.
  • I am aware that, if accepted, my contribution will be published in open access under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. This means that as author(s), I/we will retain(s) copyright of my/our contribution. Contributions are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This implies that users are free to:
    Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
    Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
    Under the following terms:
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Author Guidelines

There are two options for contributions to the Journal: peer-reviewed papers or edited notes.
In all cases, authors should send in their manuscripts as Word-documents, following the template which can be found here.


Peer-reviewed paper
This is a contribution of between 1,500 and 5,000 words (approximately). After receiving your paper, the editorial board will send it to two reviewers who remain anonymous to the authors. The reviewers can indicate if they accept the paper (with minor changes), ask you to submit a new version with major changes, or reject the paper. Major considerations are:

  • The paper is written in English, in a clear and concise language that will help editors and reviewers concentrate on the scientific content of your paper.
  • The length is between 1,500 and 5,000 words
  • The paper is relevant in the context of the EHC goals, which can be found here
  • The paper is not published elsewhere or submitted to a journal or book
  • The publication template is followed. References should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) (Sixth Edition) style in alphabetical order. (info can be found here)

Edited note
This is a contribution of between 500 and 1,500 words (approximately), briefly summarizing (preliminary) findings or good practices. Notes are edited by the editorial board. They need to be written in English, in a clear and concise language that will help readers to concentrate on the content, which should be relevant in the context of the EHC goals. In addition, the publication template needs to be followed. References should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) (Sixth Edition) style in alphabetical order (info can be found here)


In the Journal, we do not use footnotes. We ask contributors to keep notes to a minimum. Contributions will be published in pdf-files.

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