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Author Guidelines

Submissions for the Fall 2023 Issue are now open. The deadline for submissions is September 30th at 11:59 pm.

For any questions about submitting, please email us at [email protected] and [email protected]


GSR Journal considers original research manuscripts from all scientific disciplines for publication. We accept submissions that either 1) document research that adheres to principles of hypothesis-driven, controlled science or 2) analyze such hypothesis-driven controlled science (in the form of a review). GSR Journal now accepts social science papers (examples include anthropology, sociology, psychology, population health, disability & medical studies). Please format your manuscript according to the Manuscript Template and be sure to attach an Author Agreement form. Before submitting, please carefully read the Author Guidelines below.


Author Guidelines

  1. Format your manuscript template based on the “GSR Manuscript Template 2022” document.
  2. Be sure to submit both the Manuscript Template and Author Agreement forms along with your manuscript through the submission portal. 
  3. Please submit your research paper and forms as a .docx file. In addition to having your figures within the manuscript, also submit your figures/captions in a separate .ppt file. All documents must be named as GSRJ_LastnameFirstname_form/paper/figures.docx/.ppt (e.g., you would submit GSRJ_DoeJane_form.docx, GSRJ_DoeJane_paper.docx, and GSRJ_DoeJane_figures.ppt).
  4. Citations in the references section should be in APA format. In-text citations should be denoted with superscript numbers.
  5. In order to be considered for the Fall 2023 issue, all submissions and forms must be submitted by September 30th, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST. All submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  6. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Read the Author Agreement linked below. The author(s) agree to the terms of this Author Agreement, which will apply to this submission if and when it is published by this journal. Comments to the editor can be added below (Note: Upload signed author agreement as a supplementary file within your submission).

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