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Author Guidelines

When preparing a paper for submission, please consider the following guidelines:

  • Submissions are free of charge.
  • Manuscripts should…
    • be written in English, using American English spelling. Please use correct grammar and punctuation. Non-native English speakers should consider a professional language editing prior to publication.
    • be typed in a 12 pt Roman font, double-spaced throughout.
    • be submitted as MS Word documents.
    • should be anonymized ("blinded") for review.
  • Please also send us an abstract of your paper (approx. 300 words), a front page with a brief biographical note (no longer than 250 words as supplementary file), and a list of 5-7 keywords for your paper.
  • Please ensure a resolution of at least 300 dpi and take care to send hiqh-quality graphics. Line art images should have a resolution of 500-1000 dpi. Please note that we cannot print color images.
  • The type area of our journal is 11.5 cm (width) x 18.5 cm (height). Please consider this when producing tables or graphics.
  • Footnotes should be used sparingly.
  • Please number the headings of your article. Doing so will make the work of the layout editor easier.
  • If your text includes formulas we would like to ask you to upload your text also as a PDF, additional to the Word document.
  • By submitting a paper to mda the authors agree to make data and program routines available for purposes of replication.
  • Response rates in research papers or research notes, where population surveys are analyzed, should be calculated according to AAPOR standard definitions.
  • Please follow the APA guideline when structuring and formating your work.


When preparing in-text references and the list of references please also follow the APA guidelines:

Entire Book:

Groves, R. M., & Couper, M. P. (1998). Nonresponse in household interview surveys. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Article (with DOI):

Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36. doi:10.1037/1061-4087.45.2.10

Journal Article (without DOI):

Abraham, K. G., Helms, S., & Presser, S. (2009). How social processes distort measurement: The impact of survey nonresponse on estimates of volunteer work in the United States. American Journal of Sociology, 114(4), 1129-1165.

Chapter in an Edited Book:

Dixon, J., & Tucker, C. (2010). Survey nonresponse. In P. V. Marsden & J. D. Wright (Eds.), Handbook of Survey Research. Second Edition (pp. 593-630). Bingley: Emerald.

Internet Source (without DOI):

Lewis, O., & Redish, L. (2011). Native American tribes of Wisconsin. Retrieved April 19, 2012, from the Native Languages of the Americas website: www.native-languages.org/wisconsin.htm

For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).


 

 

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.

  1. 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).

    Please note: In the near future we plan to check randomly selected texts by a suitable plagiarism software.


  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. Please note:The uploaded file size limit is set to 5MB. If you have any problems with this upload limit, please contact the Managing Editor.
 

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