Submission Guidelines

Format

All submissions should be sent in the format of a Word Document to the Editor: Andrew Piper, andrew[dot]piper[at]mcgill[dot]ca.

Length

Submissions should not exceed 9,000 words. Please use section headers where possible.

Notes

Submissions should use footnotes with Chicago style, like this:

Gottlob Frege, "Über Sinn und Bedeutung," Zeitschrift für Philosophie und philosophische Kritik 100 (1892): 25-50.

Graphs and Tables

All graphs and tables should be imbedded directly in the document with captions as regular text. Formatting should be minimal. For publication, graphs must be submitted separately as .pdf's and tables as .csv files.

Data Policy

Our data sharing policy is outlined in the About section here.

Interactive Visualizations

Only those visuals that are supported by WordPress can be accepted for publication.

Formulas and Quantitative Evidence

The use of quantitative evidence should follow standard modes of reporting in the social sciences.

For correlations report: correlation (r) and significance (p):

r = .54, p= .0419

For regression analysis report: R2, F value, degrees of freedom, and significance level (p):

The results of the regression indicated the two predictors explained 35.8% of the variance (R2=.38, F(2,55)=5.56, p<.01)

For t-tests report: means (M) and standard deviations (SD) for each group, t value (t), degrees of freedom (in parentheses next to t), and significance level (p).

Women (M = 3.66, SD = .40) showed significantly higher levels of cogitation than men (M = 3.20, SD = .32), t(1) = 5.44, p =.00019.

For analysis of variance (ANOVA) report: means (M) and standard deviations (SD) for each group, F value (F), degrees of freedom (numerator, denominator; in parentheses separated by a comma next to F), and significance level (p).

A main effect of testing time was found, F(2, 99) = 12.24, p < .001. Participants reported significantly more boredom after the experiment (M = 5.00, SD = 0.33) than either before (M = 3.33, SD = .80) or during the experiment (M = 2.50, SD = 1.00).

For classification tests report: F1 scores and where applicable Precision and Recall.