Instructions for Accepted Manuscripts


Please read the instructions below before you submit the final materials for your accepted manuscript. Refer to the style sheet for specific details regarding manuscript formatting and organization.

If you have any questions, contact the editorial office.

Note: These instructions are for accepted manuscripts only. If you are preparing a new or revised manuscript for review (including conditional acceptances), see our submission guidelines
.

Table of Contents


Correspondence
Final Materials Submission
    •  Final Documents
    •  Ferber Award Eligibility Information

Final Manuscript
    •  Article Title
    •  Authorship List

    •  Author Note
    •  Abstract

    •  Keywords
    •  Data Collection Information

    •  Appendixes
    •  References

    •  Tables
    •  Figures
    •  Headings List
Web Appendix
Data Archiving

Production and Publication
    •  License to Publish
    •  Open Access
    •  Proofs
    •  Post-Publication Updates Policy
    •  Permissions and Publication Rights
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Correspondence


The designated corresponding author should communicate with the editorial office and publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), on behalf of all authors during the production process. The corresponding author is expected to coordinate with co-authors as necessary and should remain the point of contact for queries about the published article.

Final Materials Submission


Submission of the final materials will be your last opportunity to make any changes. The copy editor does not check manuscripts for the accuracy of technical or quantitative aspects; it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all such details are clear and correct.
Therefore, it is imperative to carefully check all statistics, formulas, tables, figures, and references for technical accuracy before submitting your final materials.

Final Documents


The following documents must be provided via email to the editorial office:
  • The final manuscript in Word format
  • The final manuscript in PDF format (the contents of the PDF must be identical to the Word version)
  • Separate figure files (if applicable)
  • The web appendix in Word format (if applicable)

Ferber Award Eligibility Information


Authors of dissertation-based manuscripts must also download and email a completed Ferber eligibility form to be considered for the Ferber Award.

If you have any questions about the Ferber Award, contact the editorial office.

Final Manuscript


The final manuscript file should include the following items, in the following order:
The final manuscript must adhere to the following formatting requirements:
  • Page numbering begins on the title page and is in the upper right corner
  • The main text (including interviews) and references must be in single-column format and double spaced
  • Use Times New Roman 12 font
  • There must be one-inch margins on all sides
  • Text must be aligned to the left margin
  • Use letter format (not A4 or international)
  • Nothing should be underlined
  • There should be no endnotes
  • Do not include a running head
Authors are responsible for the correct formatting of their final manuscripts. By following the style sheet carefully, authors can prevent publication delays and reduce the possibility of errors caused by conversion of improperly formatted manuscripts. In general, and for all matters not covered by the style sheet, JCR follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.

Note: If you removed authors' university names from your manuscript to ensure anonymity during the review process (e.g., in the methods sections, where data collection and participant pools are discussed), make sure to include them in the final version for publication.

Article Title


The first page of the final manuscript should include the article title.

Consider changing your title if you believe a different title would do a better job of drawing a wide variety of potential readers. Online indexing databases and search engines such as Google Scholar and Web of Science use titles to categorize and display articles; a well-constructed and informative title should make your article discoverable to a larger number of scholars, which could lead to more citations.

Note:
  • Keep your title concise and clear (many titles can be shortened)
  • Use descriptive terms and phrases that accurately highlight the article's core content
  • JCR titles follow Chicago Manual of Style rules on headline style capitalization:

    • Capitalize the first and last words
    • Capitalize all other major words
    • Lowercase articles the, a, and an
    • Lowercase conjunctions
    • Lowercase prepositions regardless of length except when they are used as adverbs or adjectives

Authorship List


The first page of the final manuscript should include a list of all author names following the article title.

Note:
  • All names must be listed in order of authorship
  • All letters must be capitalized
  • The author order and the styling of print names (e.g., Jan Smith vs. Jan M. Smith) must be identical to the order and styling in the author note on the second page

Author Note


The second page of the final manuscript should include an author note with the following information:
  • Each author's full name, email address, current position, and current affiliation (i.e., department and university/institution)
  • Acknowledgments of financial, technical, or other assistance
  • If your manuscript has a web appendix, include a sentence explaining that supplementary materials are included, e.g., “Supplementary materials are included in the web appendix accompanying the online version of this article.”
  • If you are uploading data files to an open-access third party data repository, include a sentence noting the availability of uploaded data files and provide a link to the data
  • If you want to be considered for the Ferber Award, include a sentence stating that the manuscript is based on the lead author's dissertation
Note:
  • Make sure to denote the corresponding author
  • Use third person throughout (e.g., “The authors thank…”)
  • The author order and the styling of print names (e.g., Jan Smith vs. Jan M. Smith) must be identical to the order and styling in the authorship list on the first page
  • We cannot update the information listed in the author note after the corrected proof is published
See our sample author note.

Abstract


The third page of the final manuscript should include an abstract (a maximum of 200 words) that substantively summarizes the article and addresses the following:

  • Motivation/Problem (what gap does your research fill?)
  • Approach/Methods
  • Results/Findings
  • Implications and Conclusions
In crafting your abstract, recognize that JCR is an interdisciplinary journal and we aspire to being read and cited by scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. In most cases, the title and the abstract are the only part of an article that scholars will see in online indexing databases and search engines such as Google Scholar and Web of Science; a well-constructed and informative abstract should make your article discoverable to a larger number of scholars, which could lead to more citations.

Make the writing in your abstract accessible, so that the importance of your article will be transparent to a wide variety of scholars. Include terms and descriptions that will allow your article to be found by scholars interested in your theories, substantive findings, and methods. For instance, a manuscript investigating processing style by comparing adults across the age span should reference both the relevant theories of processing and the operationalization through age, such that scholars with either interest would be drawn to the work.

Note:
  • Do not include any citations, tables, or figures
  • Do not include any information that is not in your article
  • Avoid using "we" or expressions like "we found that consumers..." (omit "we found that" and just say "consumers..." instead)
See our sample abstract.

Keywords


The third page of the final manuscript should also include a list of three to six keywords in a separate paragraph after the abstract.
The keywords will be hyperlinked and searchable on the OUP platform to enhance discoverability and attract readers.

Data Collection Information


The data collection paragraph should appear on a new page before the appendixes (or before the references if there are no appendixes).

Write in the third person (e.g., "The authors jointly analyzed the data.") and provide the following information for each study:
  • Where the data were collected
  • When the data were collected
  • Who collected the data
  • Who analyzed the data
Include university names and other identifying details. If a research assistant or lab manager collected data under the supervision of one of the authors, this should be stated in the data collection paragraph. However, authors are not required to provide the names of research assistants or lab managers.

SAMPLE DATA COLLECTION PARAGRAPHS

Sample 1

The first author supervised the collection of data for the first study by research assistants at the University of Chicago Decision Research Lab in the autumn of 2011. The first and second authors jointly analyzed these data. The first and second authors jointly managed the collection of data for study 2 using the Qualtrics panel described in the methods section in the spring of 2012. These data were analyzed jointly by all three authors with support of a statistical staff member at the University of Chicago.

Sample 2

The first author conducted all of the in-person fieldwork herself from autumn of 2007 until spring of 2009. The second author acted as confidante throughout the process and visited the field site twice. Both authors conducted the online fieldwork independently and equally as active social media participants. Data were discussed and analyzed on multiple occasions by both authors using the first author’s field notes, photographs, video, and artifacts, and both authors’ online notes, screen captures, and text files. The final ethnography was jointly authored.

Appendixes


If applicable, appendixes should appear on a new page after the data collection paragraph and before the references.

Note:
  • Multiple appendixes are labeled with letters (Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.)
  • A single appendix is labeled without the letters (Appendix)

References


The references should appear on a new page after the appendixes (or after the data collection paragraph if there are no appendixes).

Each reference should be cited in the text at an appropriate place. Do not include references that have no corresponding citations in the text, and be sure that you have provided the complete reference for every in-text citation.

Note:
  • There must be a reference for every citation and a citation for every reference
  • Detailed instructions on formatting references are provided in our style sheet
See our sample references.

Tables


For accepted manuscripts, do not place tables in the body of the manuscript. Each table should be numbered consecutively, centered at the top of the page, and submitted on a separate page.

Note:
  • Refer to tables in text by number (e.g., table 1); do not refer to tables using terms such as “above,” “below,” “preceding,” or “the following"
  • Do not insert an entire table in a text box or as an image (the typesetter requires an editable version of each table); use Word’s table feature with columns and rows
Detailed instructions on formatting tables are provided in our style sheet.

Figures


For accepted manuscripts, do not place figures in the body of the manuscript. Each figure should be numbered consecutively, centered at the top of the page, and submitted on a separate page.
All titles, labels, and notes should be included with each figure in the final manuscript file.

Note:
  • Refer to figures in text by number (e.g., figure 1); do not refer to figures using terms such as “above,” “below,” “preceding,” or “the following”
  • You must also submit a separate figure file for each figure in the manuscript file (including figures in the appendixes); include figure legends and labels, but omit the headers and notes
  • Do not submit separate figure files for figures included in a web appendix file
Authors are charged for print reproduction of color figures, so you may consider grayscaling images. When you receive the proofs from the publisher, you will be asked to indicate whether you wish to incur the cost of printing color figures or prefer to have them published in black and white at no additional cost.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have received all necessary permissions for figures included in your final manuscript. OUP provides detailed guidelines to help authors determine when permission is needed to use third-party content and answer common questions pertaining to the process of obtaining permissions. See the "Rights and permissions guidelines for authors" section of OUP's Rights and Permissions webpage.


Detailed instructions on formatting figures are provided in our style sheet.

Headings List


To ensure accurate typesetting, authors must provide a list of headings in the order they appear in the manuscript. The headings list should appear on a new page at the end of the final manuscript file (after the figures) as
follows:

     1) PRIMARY HEADING
     2) Secondary Heading
     3) Tertiary Heading
     2) Secondary Heading
     3) Tertiary Heading
     1) PRIMARY HEADING

Note: Do not number the headings as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.; only use 1, 2, and 3 to designate the type of heading.

See our
style sheet for more detailed instructions.

Web Appendix


Authors are encouraged to provide a supplementary document (i.e., a web appendix) containing stimuli, instruments, replication studies, or additional information not included in the manuscript that will accompany the online version of your article. The contents of the web appendix should be supplements or enhancements only (not content essential to the understanding of the article) and can include any materials that are not appropriate for the print version because of space constraints.

Note:
  • In the author note of your final manuscript, include a sentence explaining that supplementary materials are included, e.g., “Supplementary materials are included in the web appendix accompanying the online version of this article”
  • The web appendix should be mentioned in-text where relevant, e.g., "See the web appendix for additional details"
  • Format your web appendix in the same manner as the final manuscript
  • Include a title page with the article title, author names, and a brief paragraph describing the contents of the web appendix
  • If you are including a table of contents, it must begin on the second page
  • Web appendixes are not proofed or copy edited and will be posted online almost exactly as provided
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have received all necessary permissions for figures and other third-party content included in your web appendix. OUP provides detailed guidelines to help authors determine when permission is needed to use third-party content and answer common questions pertaining to the process of obtaining permissions (see the "Rights and permissions guidelines for authors" section of OUP's Rights and Permissions webpage).

Data Archiving


Authors are encouraged to provide their data (as applicable) to the broader research community by uploading data files to an open-access third party platform such as Dryad. JCR will reimburse the cost to authors of utilizing Dryad, but there is no requirement to post your data.

The author note in the final version of your manuscript should note the availability of uploaded data files and provide a link to the data.

If you choose to upload your data, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have received all necessary permissions to publicly post your data.


Production and Publication


Editorial office staff will review the final materials and send everything to the production team at OUP. If you have any questions during the production process or about your published article, contact the editorial office.

License to Publish


After the final materials are sent to the production team at OUP, the corresponding author receives a welcome email (within three business days) with the assigned DOI and instructions for completing the License to Publish.

Open Access


Authors have the option to publish their article under the Oxford Open initiative. As part of the licensing process, you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access.

OUP's website has information on complying with funding agency policies on Open Access, including those of The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Councils UK, and the Wellcome Trust.


Proofs


Within three weeks after submitting the License to Publish, the corresponding author receives a separate email from OUP with a link to their online proofing system and instructions for submitting corrections to the proofs.

The copy editor and typesetter will make corrections and modifications to all manuscripts, so it is important to review the proofs carefully.

The corresponding author should submit corrections and respond to all queries on the proofs within three business days. Please adhere to this timeframe and respond to all queries from the publisher to avoid publication delays and ensure that the article is published with your corrections.

Corrections should be restricted to typos, formatting, and factual errors (no other changes may be made to the manuscript at this stage). Changes contradicting journal style will not be made. In general, and for all matters not covered by the style sheet, JCR follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.

Note: If you expect to be away from email and unable to receive your proofs, or if you need more time to review your proofs, notify the editorial office.

Post-Publication Updates Policy


Changes cannot be made to your article after online publication of the corrected proofs. Authors may, however, make corrections if the publication record is seriously affected by the academic accuracy of published information. All corrections must be requested by the corresponding author.

Corrections may include scholarly material specific to the publication such as stimuli, data, a description of procedures, and other experimental materials. All other material posted as corrections must be approved by the JCR Editors and Policy Board.


Per OUP policy, no correction to an article already published online will be made without an erratum or corrigendum (as applicable). The erratum or corrigendum must be approved by the corresponding author and will be published with its own separate DOI (this applies to articles published on Advance Access and within an issue). If an erratum or corrigendum is published, the online version of the original article will also be corrected and the correction notice will mention this.

Permissions and Publication Rights


Detailed information regarding permissions and publication rights is available on OUP's website.

Authors should review the author self-archiving policy before posting versions of their work on their website, their institution's website, or other repositories. Note that JCR has a 12-month embargo period for accepted manuscripts.

Due to the complexity of copyright matters, all queries related to permissions and publication rights are handled by OUP's Rights and Permissions department.


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