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Submission Requirements for Authors
If you are an author considering a submission to the TAJ, the first step is to determine that your paper is well written in terms of content, structure, and style. The second step is to prepare your manuscript according to the following technical requirements and then to submit it as a Word document via e-mail to the TAJ managing editor, Robin Fryer, at
. Please make sure that:
a) Your manuscript is not longer than 8,000 words (not counting the abstract and reference list), and your abstract is not longer than 150 words.
b) All text—including references, quotes, and tables—is single-spaced.
c) Any material in footnotes has been integrated into the main text of your paper (since the TAJ does not use footnoting).
d) Your manuscript is free of any information that would identify you as its author.
e) All figures or other graphic images are either 2½" or 5¼" wide; have clear, dark simple lines and no shades of gray or other colors; and uses Arial font for all wording (with American English spelling). Indicate titles and preferred location in text, not in figures themselves. Tables will be reformatted later, so just make sure they are clear and easy to read.
Along with your manuscript, please send a separate cover letter, signed by you, giving the title of your submitted manuscript. In addition:
a) State whether or not your manuscript is under consideration or has been previously published elsewhere.
b) Please retype or copy and paste the following paragraph into your letter:
In signing this letter, I assert that I have obtained permission from any client(s) whose confidential information has been disclosed in the above-titled submission, and/or have protected confidentiality by sufficiently disguising the identity of any client(s) described therein, and therefore agree to hold the Transactional Analysis Journal and the ITAA blameless in the event of any lawsuit or legal action resulting from the publication of such information.
c) Submit a short biographical statement that can eventually be used at the end of your article. It should include your name as you would like it to appear in the publication, your professional degree(s), your TA certification (if any, including applicable fields of specialization), a brief description of your current professional work, and your postal and e-mail addresses where readers can contact you if they wish.
d) Please also include in your letter the best number(s) to reach you by phone if necessary. (These numbers will not be published.)
NOTE: You can send your signed letter as an e-mail attachment with your manuscript, either by inserting a digital signature into a Word document or by printing the letter, hand signing, and then scanning it. You can also fax a signed copy to 510-232-0310 or mail a physical copy of the signed letter to: Robin Fryer, 1700 Ganges Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530-1938, USA.