Final Submission Checklist

Please be sure the submission of the final manuscript meets the standards provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (referred to here as APA Manual; 6th ed. is preferred, but 5th ed. is acceptable), with the exceptions specifically for Human Technology noted in the Final Manuscript Preparation Details.
  • Is the manuscript organized with the required elements in the following order:
    • Manuscript’s title
    • manuscript’s running title
    • the names and affiliations of all authors
    • a 120-150 word abstract
    • 4-6 keywords/phrases
    • the body of the text
    • endnotes (if needed)
    • reference list
    • author's note (if needed) and correspondence information
    • and tables (with titles) and figures (with captions) in sequential order
    • appendixes (if needed).
  • Is the manuscript text provided in single-spaced, one-column format?
  • Are the margins as specified? (For A4, in cm, 3.8 at the top; 3.7 at the bottom; and 2.54 on each side. For USA letter, in inches,1.5 at the top; .75 at the bottom; and 1 on each side)?
  • Is the font used for manuscript text portions 12-point Times New Roman and the text fully justified?
  • Are all pages numbered (centered in the footer)?
  • Are tabs (.75 cm or .3 in) created through the software program and not through the space bar?
  • Is the hyphenation option turned off in the software program?
  • Is the quality of English sufficient for publication in an international journal?
  • If the text contains endnotes, are they noted appropriately within the article and specified at the end of the text?
  • Are all direct and indirect quotes cited properly (author, publication year, and page number) and paraphrased quotes noted with author and publication year, and included in the reference list?
  • Are the reference citations in the text created to meet the standards provided by the APA Manual and correspond exactly with their counterparts in the Reference List?
  • Are the headings used created according to the Human Technology style, in 12-point Arial, created without use of the software’s formatting option and reflect the organization of the article?
  • Are abbreviations used only when necessary and properly defined on first use?
  • Are statistics and symbols used according to APA Manual standards?
  • Are all measurements, other than time, provided in metric standards or provided with metric equivalents if nonmetric units were used in the experiment?
  • Are locations for tables and illustrations noted clearly within the text?
  • Are all statistical texts and abbreviations presented clearly, accurately, and in correct form?
  • Is the reference list prepared according to the Human Technology format (modified APA Manual style: alphabetical order by surname, italics for publications, page numbers when needed, etc.)? Are URLs for any Internet references still active?
  • Do all references in the reference list have a mention in an in-text citation within the body of the text?
  • Are issue numbers included for journals in which each issue of a volume starts with page 1?
  • Is an author's note needed? If so, does it follow the stated guidelines?
  • Have you included correspondence information (contact name, affiliation, postal address, and email address) for the author of contact?
  • Are all tables and illustrations created using Arial font, 8-11 points, and the details of images and text sharp enough to see/read both in print form and on the screen?
  • Are all illustrations and tables numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned in the text and properly titled/captioned?
  • Are any abbreviations used in the table/figure fully explained in the legend, title, or note?
  • If needed, has written permission to reprint copyrighted materials (texts, tests, tables, or illustrations), in whole or in part, been secured by the author and submitted to Human Technology?
  • If needed, has written permission been secured for individuals within photographs in which they are visually identifiable?