Instructions to Authors

1. Follow in all points the most recent (6th) edition of the APA Manual of Style.

2. Do not include any footnotes in JBSS manuscript submissions

3. Papers that describe empirical studies must include each of the following major headings:

        • Methods
        • Results
        • Discussion
        • Limitations & Future Research

4. While there are no pagination limits for JBSS articles, generally they do not exceed 35 pages of double spaced text (excluding the title page, abstract, and references).

5. Submitted manuscripts must contain identifying and correspondence information of all co-authors, including name, institutional affiliation, rank, and department (e.g., Associate Professor of Sociology), and an e-mail address. This identifying information will be temporarily removed by the journal editor for a blind review, but the information must be included on the title page of each submission, per directions in the APA Manual of Style.

Submit manuscripts as a Word document, with cover letter (e-mail message) to JBSS editor Dr. Ian Fraser at

Note that beginning in 2014, each JBSS article will be published in a typeset format looking similar in appearance to the one HERE.