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Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font, Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the manuscript after the References.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Original ArticleWe invite researchers to submit manuscripts that report new findings on gambling or gaming-related topics. All submissions are peer reviewed in confidence by at least two reviewers for their scientific merit and then mediated by the editor. Both quantitative and qualitative studies accepted for review. Submissions should aim to be 6,500 words or less (minus References, Abstract, Tables/Figures); if more space is required please approach the managing editor with your rationale. Abstract not exceeding 250-words required. Please ensure you include the abstract at the start of the main manuscript, as well as uploading to "abstract" field of submission portal.
Literature ReviewWe invite researchers to submit manuscripts that summarize the scientific literature pertaining to an area of problem gambling or gaming. All submissions are peer reviewed in confidence by at least two reviewers for their scientific merit and/or contribution to public discourse in the field of gambling studies and then mediated by the editor. Review papers should not exceed 8,000 words. Abstract not exceeding 250-words required. Please ensure you include the abstract at the start of the main manuscript, as well as uploading to "abstract" field of submission portal.
Policy PaperWe invite manuscripts that examine policy issues about gambling. All submissions are peer reviewed in confidence by at least two reviewers and then mediated by the editor for their value in exploring how public life and policy are and have been affected by gambling. Submissions should aim to be 6,500 words or less (minus References, Abstract, Tables/Figures); if more space is required please approach the managing editor with your rationale. Abstract not exceeding 250-words required. Please ensure you include the abstract at the start of the main manuscript, as well as uploading to "abstract" field of submission portal.
Brief Report & Replication Papers
JGI welcomes papers that replicate research findings as a way to address the replication crisis in science. Short papers that are replications - both confirmatory or refutatory - will be considered for publication. Brief reports quickly present new research and clinical results to our readers. Submissions should aim to be 900 words or less (minus References, Abstract, Tables/Figures); if more space is required please approach the managing editor with your rationale. Abstract not exceeding 150-words required. Please ensure you include the abstract at the start of the main manuscript, as well as uploading to "abstract" field of submission portal.
Opinion and Debate SeriesOpinion papers offer new understandings of gambling or gaming to our readers. A Debate Series consist of perspectives that support and/or counter an Opinion paper. These submissions are not peer reviewed but are evaluated by the editor. JGI Editorial Board members may be consulted for their assessment of the manuscript’s views/values. Opinion and debate papers should not exceed 2,500 words. No abstract is required.
ClinicAll submissions undergo anonymous peer review by at least two clinicians—then mediated by the editor—for their soundness and value to practicing clinicians. Clinical manuscripts based on case reports and/or clinical insights (in contrast to a manuscript based on a research protocol that presents hypotheses and empirical findings) will be adjudicated on the bases of a) credibility (i.e., the practices and insights offered seem credible in the light of current theories and approaches), b) value (i.e., the ideas are of genuine value to at least some counsellors in problem gambling), and c) originality (i.e., the ideas must be original enough so that they are worth the attention of clinicians). No abstract is required.
First Person AccountWe request narratives about the experience of gambling/gaming and how it affects the writer and others, perhaps as family, friend, gambling staff, or clinician. A submission will be reviewed in confidence by the editor and may be reviewed by the editorial board for its value in making important issues come alive for our readers. First person accounts do not need abstracts or references. No abstract is required.
Book or Film ReviewThese summaries and discussions of the value of gambling or gaming-related books, movies, websites and other media are reviewed by the editor and may be reviewed by the Editorial Board. Note: authors are responsible for all citations within the text being included in a reference list. No abstract is required. French submissions welcome.
Journal Contributors Agreement
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If the Contribution has been published previously, the Author guarantees that permission has been obtained, and any fee required has been paid, for publication in the JGI and shall submit proof of such permission and any required credit line to the Publisher with the signed agreement. The Author agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Publisher against any claim or proceeding undertaken on any of the aforementioned grounds.
3. The Author shall allow the Editor of the JGI and the Publisher to make the Contribution conform to the style of presentation, spelling, capitalization, punctuation and usage followed by the JGI. The Author agrees to review and correct the copyedited manuscript and proofs and to return them to the editor by the date set by the Editor. If the Editor has not received them by that time, the Author agrees that production of the JGI in which the Contribution is to be included may proceed without waiting for the Author's approval of the manuscript or the proofs.
4. If the Author wishes to publish this Contribution elsewhere, the Publisher shall grant to the Author, for no fee, a nonexclusive License to republish the Contribution in the same form in any language in a book or other media written or edited by the Author after the issue of the JGI containing the Contribution has been published, subject only to the conditions that a credit line, to be supplied by the Publisher, will be printed in the Author's book: to indicate the first publication of the Contribution in the JGI. The Author shall inform the Publisher 30 days before the Contribution is released in any other form.
5. This agreement shall be construed and interpreted through the laws of the province of Ontario, Canada. This agreement shall be binding upon and operate to the benefit of the parties thereto, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives. Where the Contribution is the product of more than one person, all of the obligations of the Author hereby created shall be deemed to be the joint and several obligations of all such persons as testified by their signatures.
6. The Author shall receive no payment from the Publisher for use of the Contribution.
7. The Author agrees to reference this article using its full and accurate name: Journal of Gambling Issues.