IACCP2016 Congress eBook: Call for Papers

Following longstanding IACCP tradition, the IACCP will publish a Congress eBook based on the presentations given at the IACCP2016 Congress in Nagoya, Japan. This eBook is peer-reviewed and is not a conference proceedings volume.

To see previous congress eBooks, please check the IACCP website. We strongly encourage you to submit your research. Because this is an “e-” book, the IACCP will publish as many high quality chapters as they receive. Their online books come up easily in web searches and offer a high level of visibility to authors.

The submission deadline and detailed information will be announced later.

Notes on Submission

    Submitters must be the members of IACCP and must have presented the submitted paper at the IACCP2016 Congress in Nagoya, Japan

    The manuscripts must represent previously unpublished work. The length should be around 10-12 pages, approximately 3,000 words, double-spaced, and typewritten in English with a 250-word abstract.

    Manuscripts should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the APA manual, and follow the submission requirements that will be provided specifically for the eBook.

    The submission period will be about two months after the IACCP2016 Congress.

Submission Requirements for IACCP2016 Congress eBook

Please follow these guidelines for submission. The book will be published as an eBook in several formats (see iaccp.org for examples of the Stellenbosch eBook).

Please read these requirements carefully. Chapters that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to authors for reformatting prior to review.

1. Use standard APA format as you would follow for a manuscript submission to an international journal such as JCCP. The chapters will be prepared similar to a printed journal article, but in several formats (A4, tablet, etc.). However, IACCP does not have sufficient resources to recreate tables and figures as a commercial publishing house might, so they will be included in the chapter essentially as they are received with the exception of size. Authors will be asked to recreate figures and tables that do not follow the guidelines listed below.

2. The language of the book is exclusively English. Please seek help in polishing your English if it is not your first language. The editors understand the challenges of writing in a second language, but have limited resources to revise language use.

3. Use Microsoft Word or Apple Pages

4. Tables

    a. Create your tables as you would like them to appear in print, such as in a journal, not necessarily as indicated in the APA Publications Manual. Journals normally recreate tables from manuscripts, but we do not have the resources to do so.
    b. If tables are created using built-in table functions, try not merge cells.
    c. Tables should be narrow rather than wide. Reformat tables to fit on one-half of the page width. Very wide tables may need to be reformatted to be narrower but longer.
    d. Tables should never be more than 1 page long (vertical). Longer tables should be divided into multiple tables.
    e. Do not paste tables directly from SPSS into the manuscript. We cannot publish SPSS tables as-is.
    f. Do not use excessive numerical precision (too many decimal places). Numbers with more than 2 decimal places should usually be rounded.
    g. Use tabs instead of spaces to separate or align items in the table. Numbers should align vertically as in a journal article. If using a built-in table function, take care to achieve proper vertical alignment by formatting table cells as needed (e.g., alignment or left-padding numbers).

5. Charts and graphs

    a. Use the built-in charting functions of Word, Excel, or Numbers to create charts and graphs if possible.
    b. Do not incorporate the caption or title in the chart; it should be in a separate text block.
    c. Figures must be at least twice as large as you would like them to be displayed in the final chapter. Larger is better; they will be reduced in the book.
    d. The editors will not be able to recreate charts and graphs if they are not of sufficient quality as submitted, so they will be deleted from the chapter.
    e. Colour may be used, but avoid low-contrast colors (e.g., yellow).
    f. Check the quality of your figures: on your word processor, zoom in at 300%. If the figure still looks good (no jagged lines, text is smooth), its resolution is high enough for publication.

6.Images and photos

    a. Images and photos must be at least twice as large as you would like them to appear in the final chapter.
    b. Do not incorporate the caption or title in the image or photo; it should be in a separate text block
    c. Images or photos of insufficient quality will be deleted from the chapter.
    d. Colour may be used.

7. Placement

    a. Place all tables, charts, graphs, images and photos at the end of the document.
    b. Indicate in text where the item should appear.
    c. The items will be displayed in the chapter about 5 inches or 13 cm wide at most.
    d. Figures or tables will not be presented side-by-side in some versions (formats) of the book.

8. Multimedia

    a. Because the book will be published electronically, you may incorporate multimedia items such as audio and video. However, please check with the editors concerning formats and length.
    b. Not all versions of the book will be able to incorporate multimedia at equal quality.
    c. Multimedia included with the chapter will become the property of the IACCP.
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