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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is a Microsoft Word document.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses 12-point Times Roman 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies seeks to publish interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship that interprets, expands, applies, critiques, and/or theorizes Jungian and post-Jungian concepts in order to illuminate psychology and other areas of study. These areas include but need not be limited to the sciences, religion, philosophy, history, culture, myth and fairy tale, literature, art, sculpture, music, film, architecture, the environment, gender, sexuality, race, politics, and theory.

  • Manuscripts should be 4000−9000 words, which includes an abstract of up to 150 words, and faithfully follow one of two documentation styles, MLA 8th edition or APA 6th edition.
  • Be ready to include, in the submission process, author name, brief author biography of 25−50 words, paper title, affiliation, and email address.
  • Please include in the "Comments for the Editor" dialog box a description of scholarly context and the paper’s original contribution to Jungian studies.
  • Book reviews are 1000−1250 words with no abstract.

A paper that passes the pre-review to become a candidate for publication will:

  • demonstrate awareness of the journal’s audience (carefully review previous volumes);
  • introduce the topic in a clear, cogent manner and develop a central unifying theme, premise, or idea within the first few pages;
  • make a clear and notable contribution to Jungian scholarship;
  • include a succinct review of the relevant literature that firmly establishes the context for the theme, premise, or idea;
  • support all knowledge claims through evidence including but not limited to the effective use of appropriate, well-regarded scholarly sources;
  • include the thinking of other scholars whose work is relevant to the central argument in one of several ways: to support and elaborate the central idea; to acknowledge, extend, and/or qualify a knowledge claim; or to refute a knowledge claim;
  • include well-constructed paragraphs with strong topic sentences that contribute to developing the central unifying idea;
  • has few or no sentence-level structural errors such as fragments, dangling modifiers, end-punctuation errors, and subject-verb agreement problems;
  • use active voice;
  • use good transitional sentences between paragraphs and/or sections to create coherence;
  • conclude with a paragraph or section that reiterates or emphasizes the central unifying idea that the author develops in the body of the essay;
  • incorporate personal material sparingly unless it supports a concept the author is postulating in the essay;
  • use quotations effectively by a) being discriminating in selecting which ones and how many to use; b) introducing quotations to make a point; c) commenting on quotations after using them to clarify the point being made; and d) correctly citing them;
  • properly use parallel structure in lists;
  • is faithful to the selected documentation style, MLA 8th edition or APA 6th edition, including verb tense; note that https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ provides a helpful guide to MLA and APA formats;
  • cites all listed sources and lists all cited sources.

Submissions that significantly fail to meet these pre-review guidelines will be rejected.

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