A Lawrence Erlbaum Journal: Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology - Instructions for Authors 
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Instructions for Authors

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Aims and Scope

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology welcomes scholarly manuscripts from authors all over the world on a wide array of subjects concerning peace; nonviolent conflict resolution; reconciliation; and the causes, consequences, and prevention of war and other forms of destructive conflict. These other forms of conflict may be within nations, communities, or families. Possible topics are reflected by the titles of the task forces of the American Psychological Associationís Division of Peace Psychology: Children, Families, and War; Continuing Nuclear Threat; Ethnicity and Peace; Feminism and Peace; Peace and Education; Peace and Sustainable Development; Public Policy and Action. The journal publishes a mixture of empirical, theoretical, clinical, and historical work, as well as policy analysis, case studies, interpretive essays, interviews, and book reviews. Integrative, interdisciplinary work that makes connections between different areas and issues concerning peace is also welcome. Finally, the journal invites papers that reflect diverse cultural perspectives.

Submission of Manuscripts

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically. Manuscripts should be sent to rwagner@abacus.bates.edu, or on disk to Richard V. Wagner, Editor, Peace & Conflict, Department of Psychology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 04240. The manuscript should be prepared using MS Word or WordPerfect and the disk should be clearly labeled with the authorsí names, file name, and software program. A hardcopy printout that exactly matches the disk must be supplied. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract.


Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files

Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge for the first figure is $900.00. Subsequent figures, totaling no more than 4 text pages, are $450.00 each. Good- quality color prints should be provided in their final size. Figures needing reduction or enlargement will be charged an additional 25 percent. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of any artwork deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should appear collectively at the end of the manuscript. They can also be included as separate files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All hard copy original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, authorís name, and top edge indicated. References and Notes. All references and notes must conform to APA style. Please consult the journal web site for further information.

Proofs and Reprints

Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francisí Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Reprints of individual articles are available for order at the time authors review page proofs. A discount on reprints is available to authors who order before print publication.

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