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Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in submitting your work, please note the following guidelines:

- Paper to address ethical issues and include evidence that the work has been conducted ethically and responsibly.

- We encourage the use of critical reflexivity and personal experience - Write in your own voice.

- Authors are encouraged to explore critically the relevance to, or implications for, practice in the paper.

- Word count to be no more than 8,000 words, including abstract, tables, references and appendices. (Please discuss with Editor if your work needs to fall outside these parameters).

- Provide details of your affiliations, email address, declaration of funding (if any), and any conflicts of interest. These details will appear with the paper if published. A short biography in the author’s own words should accompany the submission.

- Manuscripts to be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgements; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).

- The author to ensure that the source of all cited and reproduced material is appropriately acknowledged and adheres to the particular referencing requirements outlined in the APA Guidelines (7th edition)


LIRIC Checklist

This checklist is a simple way of ensuring any submission has everything it needs. The latter part illustrates what will happen to your submission once it has been received by the editorial board.

You will need to have submitted:

• Your contact details, including full title, and email address
• Your actual submission – the article itself, including a full APA reference section, and any appendix.
• Your submission will require an abstract of 150-200 words.
• You will also be asked to provide a 150-word biography


The Process after Submission

On receipt of your submission the editorial board will enter it into the peer-review process. Which is double-blind on principle but some reviewers choose to disclose their identity.

1. Your article will be first anonymised and then sent to the first reviewer who will give marginalia comments and a summary decision of whether to accept it.

2. Your article is then passed back to the editor who then sends it to the second reviewer for the same feedback.

3. After this the editor will send you your article back with the feedback and ask for you to amend in accordance to the reviewers or offer other such feedback