Direct Submissions

Direct submissions are accepted between conference dates, and are cut off in the weeks surrounding each of our four conferences.  Though dates vary due to changing conference schedules, in 2015 we will be accepting direct submissions during the following months: January, February, May, June, August, November.

There are no formatting or length requirements for direct submissions, however, we do prefer manuscripts to be single spaced and include a title page. Any manuscript accepted for publication in a journal must be formatted in accordance with our Publication Guidelines and must fall within our other guidelines with respect to language, grammar and length.

The referee process normally requires about two to three months. There is no submission fee, but ALL authors of manuscripts which are accepted for publication must become members of the appropriate Academy prior to publication of the manuscript. Membership fees are currently $75 per year, payable online at the Join an Academy page.

As is the case with other journals, we do require the work to be original and unpublished. We also expect that manuscripts submitted for consideration will not be under review at any other journal. Prior presentation of the material at a conference and/or publication in a proceedings does not preclude consideration for journal publication.

Templates and Documents

Content of the Cover Letter

  1. Title of manuscript
  2. Full name and affiliations of authors
  3. Indication and reachable address of corresponding author
  4. Name and reachable address (preferably email also) of Potential Reviewers as well as indication that they have no relation with the listed Potential Reviewers
  5. Explanation of why the manuscript is appropriate for publication in this Journal Signed by the Principal Author on behalf of all the authors

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