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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 or book chapter for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available (and for ALL references with DOI numbers) URLs for the references have been provided, as per Author Guidelines. Most specifically, ALL doi #s must be included Proper format: https://doi.org/10.10xxxxx
  • For manuscripts submitted to the Research Papers section, it is stated in the Methods section that the reported study was approved by an Internal Review Board (IRB) or other appropriate ethics committee; also included is a description of the Informed Consent process. Case studies without IRB may only be submitted to the Clinical Corner section, and the Methods section must affirm the Informed Consent of participants.
  • An Author Declaration section is included, at the end of the manuscript (before the references), which addresses any grant support, financial interest, or conflicts to disclose.
  • An abstract is included and is 200 words or less.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. A Title page and Reference section is included in the submission document. The submission document file format is Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect

Author Guidelines

NOTE:  All manuscripts must be submitted only through this journal website.

Original Articles:

Submission of a manuscript to this journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is an original work, and that neither this manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic dissertation), and is not currently submitted for considered for publication elsewhere (i.e. journal, book, or book chapter).

Manuscript style:

Manuscripts should be written and formatted in APA-6th ed. style (i.e. references by name and date, 1” margins, 12pt font); however, there is a formatting exception: all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points. An abstract (of 200 words or less) must be provided. The abstract should briefly describe the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results, and what the authors conclude from the results. If applicable, it should have the following subsections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion. Headings are to be in accordance with APA-6th ed. style (do NOT number sections and sub-sections).  A list of 3 to 6 Keywords must be included below the abstract, separated by a single blank line.

The author is responsible for preparing manuscript copy which is clearly written in acceptable, scholarly English, and which contains no errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Neither the Editor nor the Publisher is responsible for correcting errors of spelling and grammar. The author is responsible for typing the manuscript in the journal's style and meeting the requirements for publication.  Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to enlist the aid of a native English-speaking colleague to go over the manuscript for correct usage and clarity prior to submission.

Title Page:

The title page should include the title, authors in correct order, affiliations for each author, and corresponding author contact information details (address, telephone number, and e-mail address)  for contact during manuscript review.  There should also be a line included indicating a mailing and email address of the corresponding author to be used for publication (labeled as “Correspondence Information For Publication”).  This is an open access journal with articles searchable on the internet; mailing and email addresses for publication should be considered carefully.  Additional authors require a substantial contribution to: (a) conception and design or analysis and interpretation of the data and (b) the writing of the article or critical revision. The names of the authors with their primary academic degree (do not include self designated degrees such as CPA, CLU, BCIA), and the name of any academic, institutional or private practice affiliation should be entered.

Human Participants or Animal Subjects Research:

Authors of manuscripts reporting research studies on human participants or animal subjects must confirm and state in the methods section that the reported study was approved by their local Internal Review Board (IRB) or other appropriate ethics committee; as well as the inclusion of an informed consent process. In countries were institutional review boards are not available, the authors must include a statement that the research was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (World Medical Association, 1996). Clinical or case studies manuscripts without IRB approval may, at the Editor's discretion, be included in another section (Clinical Corner, etc); however, inclusion/description of informed consent process is required.

DOI numbers and URL addresses for references:

All journal references with DOI numbers (typically any article 2001 or newer) must include the doi number, and they should be  formatted as a URL address. This can be accomplish easily by simply adding https://doi.org/  in front of the doi number with no space (i.e. https://doi.org/10.10xxxxx) making sure no "." after number.  To find the doi # for a reference, go to the CrossRef site at http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/#textsearch (simply enter first author name and title) to search for doi. Please note:  Editors may elect to review manuscripts without this requirement met, however authors will be required to include doi numbers in first revision.

Citations and Reference list:

References and citations, should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed.  Citations in the text should be by author and date (Smith, 1983) and include an alphabetical list at the end of the article. Reference list to be in correct APA format, with journal names spelled out, and hanging indent; however, entries are single spaced with one blank line between entries, and URLs included.  Examples:

Journal:   Sherlin, L. H., Arns, M., Lubar, J., Heinrich, H., Kerson, C., Strehl, U., & Sterman, M. B. (2011). Neurofeedback and basic learning theory: Implications for research and practice, Journal of Neurotherapy, 15(4), 292-304. https://doi.org/10.1080/10874208.2011.623089

Book:  Millman, M. (1980). Such a pretty face . New York, NY: W. W. Norton.

Contribution to a Book:  Hartley, J. T., & Walsh, D. A. (1980). Contemporary issues in adult development of learning. In L. W. Poon (ed.). Ageing in the 1980s (pp. 239–252). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Author Declarations: Grant Support, Financial Interest, or Conflicts:

An Author Declaration section will be included at the end of the manuscript (before the References) where authors will:
1) disclose any grant (or other financial) support,
2) disclose any financial interest they may have in a company whose product figures predominantly in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competitive product, or any other relevant financial interests relevant to the submission,
3) disclose any conflicts of interest which need to be acknowledged.
If there is no grant support, financial interest, or conflicts to disclose, the authors simply need to state as such in this section.
Authors of reviews and editorials are expected to have no financial interest in a company or its competitor that makes a product discussed in that review or editorial. 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice  Guidelines:

NeuroRegulation is committed to high ethical and professional standards in publication as well as scholarly quality in the articles it publishes.  As such, it is expected that, along with the Publisher, Authors, Reviewers, and Editors and will conform to standards of ethical behavior as outlined in the Author Guidelines and outlined as follows:

Authors:  Authors are expected to ensure they have written the submission and to submit work which is entirely original works; if others’ works or words are used, appropriate acknowledgement is provided.   All forms of plagiarism or other unethical behavior, such as knowingly including inaccurate statements, are unacceptable. It is expected that authors have significantly contributed to the work and not only present accurate accounts of their original research, but also include an objective discussion regarding its significance.  Review papers are expected to be comprehensive, objective, and accurate accounts of the review topic.  It is unethical to concurrently submit the same manuscript to more than one journal is considered unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable.  Therefore, during this journal’s submission process authors must attest that their manuscript is only submitted to this journal.  It is encumbent on the corresponding author to ensure full consensus of all co-authors prior to submitting the original manuscripts and revised versions of the final version of the paper.  Authors are expected to provide corrections or retractions of mistakes, when discovered.

Reviewers and Section Editors:  It is expected that reviewers and/or section editors will consider and treat submitted manuscripts, as well as information and ideas acquired during peer review, as confidential and/or not to be used for personal advantage.  Reviewers and/or Section Editors shall not use unpublished content from a submitted manuscript without expressed written consent from the authors.  Should a reviewer discover they have conflicts of interest from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected with the manuscript, they should notify the Editor and excuse themselves from the paper review. Requested reviewers should contact the editor should they feel unqualified to review the manuscript, or knows they cannot conduct a review within the requested time frame.  In order for the review process to aid authors in improving the manuscript, reviews should be performed objectively, with clearly formulated observations with supporting arguments. Moreover, reviewers should point out relevant published works which the authors have not yet cited.  Reviewers should immediately bring to the editor’s attention any significant similarity or overlap between the paper under consideration and other published paper for which the reviewer has personal knowledge.

Editors:   Editors at all levels are expected to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of manuscripts which involve research misconduct.  Editors shall not encourage such misconduct, unethical behavior, or knowingly allow such behavior to take place.  The Editor-in-Chief will appropriately address any allegation of research misconduct or unethical behavior, up to and including the potential for retracting articles when needed.  Editors are expected to be willing to publish clarifications, correction, retractions and/or apologies when needed.

Policy on Article Corrections, Retractions and Editorial Expressions of Concern

NeuroRegulation is committed to correct the errors in published papers according to guidelines set by international organizations such as Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, see this link of flowcharts ). Issues requiring corrections to, or retractions of, or editorial expressions of concern, regarding published articles will be made by publishing an erratum/corrigendum or editorial expressions of concern or retraction, in article form, without altering the original article. Thus the original article remains in the public domain and the erratum/corrigendum or note will be widely indexed.

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