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Author Guidelines

In preparing manuscripts (in French or English) for publication in PHEnex, authors should adhere to the guidelines provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).

The length of manuscripts (not including references, tables and figures) should be in keeping with following guidelines:

·Feature Articles: 7000 words maximum

·Focus papers: 4500 words maximum

·Viewpoint commentaries: 3500 words maximum

·Reviews and News: 1200 words maximum

Manuscripts must be double-spaced including the block quotations, footnotes, references and tables. Manuscripts must have continuous line numbering. Tables, figures and graphs must be clearly labelled and included in the manuscript. 

Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words included in the metadata for the submission. PHEnex will provide a French abstract for each English-language article and an English abstract for each French-language article.

Footnotes should be limited in number and should not exceed six lines in length.

The first page of the manuscript must omit the name of the author(s), but include the title of the manuscript. Any clues to the identity of the author(s) must be eliminated from the text.

Authors must log in and submit following the five step process look under "Information" - "For Authors" in the right panel. Manuscripts must not be submitted to another journal at the same time. Authors should retain a copy of the manuscript in case of e-mail disruption. Manuscripts will not be returned to authors. A blind review process is used to evaluate manuscripts. Manuscripts are assessed by two reviewers, with the review process taking 5-7 weeks.

When reviewing a submission, reviewers are guided by 4 questions:

  1. Is the topic of the manuscript progressive?
  2. Is the author of the manuscript asking interesting/challenging/new/progressive questions?
  3. Is the author using appropriate methods to gather and analyze data?
  4. After considering the whole manuscript the reviewer should be able to answer reasonably the So what?" question?

As well, the reviewer also considers relevance, methodology, presentation, data analysis, discussion, and clarity.


Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication retain copyright. See the Copyright Notice for details.

Authors do not pay for article processing or submission to Revue phénEPS-PHEnex Journal.  

For any additional information related to the submission of manuscripts, please contact the editor.


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.

  1. The submission is original work and does not infringe on any third party's copyright.

  2. The author(s) submitting the work is/are the actual author(s) of the work, not a third party.

  3. 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).
  4. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  6. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); has continuous line numbering; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  7. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  8. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed. This is VERY IMPORTANT to ensure that the identity of the author(s) is not known to reviewers. Please be vigilant about this. Submissions which do not follow these directions will be returned to the author(s) for resubmission.

  9. The title of the manuscript is no more than 100 characters

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit PHENex (See The Effect of Open Access).


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