When submitting manuscripts for consideration in the Trainers’ Forum please use the following guidelines.
Policy on multiple, redundant, or duplicate publication and text recycling, data mining, and concurrent publication: The Trainers’ Forum will only accept original, previously unpublished manuscripts that are not being concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. The Trainers’ Forum will not accept manuscripts describing essentially the same research that has been published elsewhere. The editorial staff of the Trainers’ Forum believes content redundancy is not determined by the length of an article or the publication venue, format, or status; rather, it is determined by the overall communicated content, the amount of overlap describing essentially the same research, results, and/or recommendations, and the amount of new contributing data and data analyses that were not available or reported in a previously published work. Note: The Trainers’ Forumconsiders a more in-depth or expanded discussion (including expanded or detailed descriptions of methodology, samples, treatments, interventions, assessments, data) of previously published content to be discussion of the same content, and therefore, redundant.
The Trainers’ Forum does not view the following use of a work as a prior publication: publication as an academic thesis/dissertation.
Research Involving Human Subjects: Authors must follow national and international procedures that govern the ethics of experimentation on humans. Research reported in the paper must be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, in full compliance with all relevant codes of experimentation and legislation. All papers which report in vivo experiments or studies using human subjects must include a written statement in the Methods section that such work was conducted with the formal approval of their institutional human subjects review board.Manuscript Submission: Manuscript submissions and inquiries should be directed to Paul Jantz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts that do not follow preparation guidelines will be returned to the corresponding author for correction, prior to peer review.
Peer review: The Trainers’ Forum uses a double-blind review process and requires you submit a blinded manuscript without any author names and affiliation. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable will be sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the quality of the paper. Both the reviewers and the author(s) will remain anonymous. Therefore, the authors should take care to avoid language that could identify themselves as the authors. Authors should properly cite and reference their own work, but should take care not to use phrase that identify themselves as the author. Such work should be referred to in the third person, e.g., “Previously Jantz & Bigler (2014) examined…”. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
Cover letter: A separate cover letter should include: a statement that the article, review, or information contained in the submission has not been published elsewhere and is not currently being considered for publication, a statement that all ethical guidelines were followed as required for conducting human research, a statement that indicates coauthors listed in the byline have agreed to the byline order and to submission of the manuscript its current form, a statement that the corresponding author will keep coauthors informed of progress through the editorial review process, the content of the reviews, and any revisions made. The cover letter should include the names and contact information of all authors and identify the corresponding author. The cover letter should include a statement that the corresponding author understands that, if accepted for publication, a certification of authorship form will be required that all coauthors will sign and return, prior to publication.
Manuscripts accepted for publication in the Trainers Forum are edited for correctness and consistency of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. In some cases, portions of manuscripts are edited for conciseness and clarity of expression. Edited manuscripts are sent to the first author. Changes at this stage are limited to correcting inaccuracies and typographical errors. Authors must bear responsibility for the accuracy of references, tables, and figures.
(c) Trainers of School Psychologists, 2015