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As 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 (.doc or docx).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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 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 (APA 7th Manual of Style Format).
  • o A Maximum of 30 pages for full length article; 5-10 pages for Research Spotlight and Expert Commentary
    o All author names and identifying information must be removed
    o Title at top of first page
    o An abstract (maximum of 200 words)
    o List of 4 keywords

Article Manuscript Submission

Authors should submit manuscripts through the Drug Court Review online submission portal. A call for submissions will be generated annually with guidance on the thematic topic for each volume, due dates, etc. and authors should prepare submissions accordingly. Manuscripts should focus on the applications and implications of research findings and should minimize the use of scientific or technical jargon. Manuscripts for full-length articles brief reports, research reviews and case studies are welcome.

The NDCRC regards the submission of a manuscript to the Drug Court Review as a commitment to publish herein; a simultaneous submission to another journal is not permitted.

Authors register and submit manuscripts through the Drug Court Review journal submission portal here.  

Manuscripts must meet the following minimum requirements, or they may be returned to the author(s) without undergoing review:

  • All documents saved as Microsoft Word documents (e.g. doc or docx)
  • APA 7th Manual of Style format
    • Double-spaced
    • 12-point font
    • 1-inch margins at the top, bottom, left and right
  • Title Page Document
    • Manuscript title
    • List of authors and their affiliations
    • Corresponding author’s contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
    • Brief one-paragraph biographical sketch for each author
  • Manuscript Document (blinded)
    • Maximum of 30 pages for full length article; maximum 20 pages for brief report
    • All author names and identifying information must be removed
    • Title at top of first page
    • An abstract (maximum of 200 words)
    • List of 4 keywords
    • Any notes should be numbered and presented as footnotes
    • Tables and Figures in a separate document numbered consecutively by type throughout the article (see below). Insert a location note in the appropriate place of the manuscript text.
      • For example: [Table 1 about here]
    • Citations and References: APA format (7th edition)
  • Tables and Figures Document
    • Numbered consecutively by type (Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Table 3, Figure 2)
    • Each figure and table (even small ones) should be on a separate page.
  • Attestation Document
    • An explicit statement that the submission reflects the original work of the author(s) and is submitted solely to the Drug Court Review.
    • An explicit statement of IRB approval must accompany any submission involving research with human subjects.