Articles should be formatted as follows:
Style & Formatting
IDE Journal adheres to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed., 2020) for style.
- Submissions should be in English, can be up to 8,000 words, and should include an abstract (150-200 words) and keywords (3-5 words), in addition to other necessary research article sections (e.g., literature review, methods, results, conclusion) and references.
- Document file format should be OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or rich text file (RTF).
- Refer to APA 7 manual for guidance on language use (including grammer and how to reduce bias in writing) and style (including punctuation, capitalization, headings, formatting figures and tables, citations and references, etc.).
- The following free online resource provides guidance for general APA 7 style: APA Style Blog.
- Tables and figures should be placed in their proper location within the text (see APA 7 style guidelines for tables and figures).
- If possible, please also submit tables and figures as separate files.
- Citations and references must conform to APA 7 style guidelines.
How to Prepare a Document for Double-Anonymous Peer Review
- Delete all author names from the document, including the title page, and any citations/references.
- If an author's name appears in citations/references, replace it with "Author." Replace titles of publications by the authors with "Deleted for Peer Review."
- Author identification should also be removed from the properties for the document file:
- For MS Word: File > Save As > Tools (or Options if using a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
- For PDFs: File > Document Properties > remove author names
- Be sure to list all authors in the submission's metadata and that the author information is shown EXACTLY the way you want it to appear in the publication
- If your article is published, this is how the author information will be transferred to the article and issue table of contents.