JEHDI only accepts original papers. Authors must confirm via the submission process, that the contribution has not been previously published nor simultaneously submitted to another journal.

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  • Submission must be in Microsoft Word.docx.
  • All submissions must include an abstract of no more than 200 words that highlights the purpose, methodology, and conclusions of the paper.
  • Most submissions are expected to be 15-25 manuscript pages in length (inclusive of references, figures, and tables). However, because JEHDI is published electronically, it is possible to accept longer papers, more appendices, and other supplementary information that is useful for readers. Authors should take care to be as concise as possible.
  • The author is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder when using copyrighted materials such as photos, tables, quotations, etc. A form for obtaining permission to use copyrighted material can be downloaded from www.infanthearing.org/permission.
  • By submitting an article, the author certifies that all activities described in the article are in compliance with the IRB or Privacy Board requirements at the author's institution.
  • All articles submissions for peer review must adhere to the APA style requirements, except that Tables and Figures should be submitted exactly as they are to appear in the article as described below. APA style requirements are described completely in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). (2020). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. It is particularly important that authors ensure that in-text citations and the format of references are consistent with APA style. A useful guide to assist you can be found at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for The JEHDI:

This document provides details on layout requirements pertaining to a manuscript submission to the Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention based on acceptance of the submission for publication. A checklist for final submissions is provided at the end of these guidelines:

Formatting Requirements

  • Begin with a title page that includes title, authors, institutional affiliation, disclosures, acknowledgments and contact information for the corresponding author.
  • The next page is an abstract of no more than 200 words that highlights the purpose, methodology, and conclusions of the article.
  • Repeat the title only on the top of the Main body of the article.
  • Paginate the document from beginning to end starting with the title page.
  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, and appendices (if any) as a single Word.docx document.
  • Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
  • All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1.0 inches (2.54 cm), including your tables and figures.
  • Text in the main body of the article should be double-spaced.
  • Use a single column layout with left justification.
  • Font:
    1. Main Body—12 pt. Helvetica or the closest comparable font available.
    2. Footnotes—10 pt. Helvetica or the closest comparable font available.
    3. Nothing should be smaller than 8pt font (i.e., in tables, figures)
  • If figures are included, use high-resolution figures, preferably encoded as encapsulated PostScript (eps).
  • Spell check, and proof read your manuscript before it is submitted.
  • When possible, there should be no pages where more than a quarter of the page is empty space.
  • Except, possibly, where special symbols are needed, use Helvetica or the closest comparable font available. If you desire a second font, for instance for headings, use a sans serif font (e.g., Arial or Computer Modern Sans Serif).
  • The main body of text should be set in 12pt. Nothing should be smaller than 8pt font (i.e., in tables, figures).

Indenting, Line Spacing, and Justification.

  • Indent all paragraphs except those following a section heading. An indent should be at least 2 em-spaces.
  • Do not insert extra space between paragraphs of text with the exception of long quotations, theorems, propositions, special remarks, etc. These should be set off from the surrounding text by additional space above and below.
  • Don't "widow" or "orphan" text (i.e., ending a page with the first line of a paragraph or beginning a page with the last line of a paragraph).
  • All text should be left-justified (i.e., flush with the left margin—except where indented).
  • The main body of the article should be double spaced.

Language & Grammar

All submissions must be in English. Except for common foreign words and phrases, the use of foreign words and phrases should be avoided. If foreign terms are necessary, they should be set in italics rather than underlined.

Colored and Emphasized text

  • Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, etc. Avoid using colors that are difficult to read when readers print articles on a black & white printer.
  • Please ensure that there are no colored mark-ups or comments in the final version, unless they are meant to be part of the final text. (You may need to "accept all changes" in track changes or set your document to "normal" in final markup.)
  • Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it.

Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper. Footnotes should be in 10 pt. Times or closest comparable font available, they should be single spaced, and there should be a footnote separator rule (line). Footnote numbers or symbols in the text should follow, rather than precede, punctuation. Long footnotes should be placed in an appendix.

Tables and Figures

To the extent possible, tables and figures should be on a page by themselves starting after the references. All tables and figures should be "photo ready". In other words, they should appear in the manuscript the way you want them to appear in the final article. Do not use any font smaller than 8pt. In no case should tables or figures be submitted as a separate document or file. All tables and figures must fit within 1.0" margins on all sides (top, bottom, left and right) in both portrait and landscape view.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors should ensure all of the following requirements have been met. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to authors.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it being considered by another journal for possible publication.
  2. 2. The complete submission, including title page, abstract, main body, references, tables, figures, and appendices (if any) is in a single Microsoft Word.docx file. Tables are editable in Word, and not presented as an image file.
  3. Any URLs included in the article or references have been checked recently to confirm that they are functional and ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca) so that they can be accessed by readers.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are photo-ready and placed at the end of the submission.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
  6. The author certifies that the submission is in compliance with the IRB or Privacy Board requirements at his or her institution and that the author owns or has written permission to use any copyrighted material in the submission that falls outside of "fair use" guidelines (for details about "fair use" see http://www.usu.edu/copyrightatusu/basics/fair-use.cfm