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We are pleased to announce the inauguration of a new manuscript format. The brief review will summarize recent literature on a specific topic and provide directions for future research. It should be no longer than 1,200 words.
To ensure that reviews provide timely analysis that is both current and relevant to JABA readers, manuscripts should focus primarily on research published in JABA during the preceding 5 years. Authors interested in writing a brief review should send an abstract and reference list to the editor for initial consideration, which will allow the editor to identify relevant in-press manuscripts for inclusion in the review.
The editor will provide expedited review, with the goal of publishing accepted manuscripts in the next possible issue, but only if they are submitted within the designated submission periods described below. Manuscripts will receive either an “accept with minor revisions” or a “do not accept” decision. Those not accepted for publication will not be considered for further review and cannot be resubmitted. The dichotomous decision categories are meant to ensure timely publication of the reviews.
Brief reviews may be submitted from July 1 to August 31 for publication in the Spring issue, from November 1 to December 31 for publication in the Summer issue, from February 1 to March 31 for publication in the Fall issue, and from May 1 to June 30 for publication in the Winter issue. Please do not submit manuscripts outside these dates; they will not be reviewed by the editor until the start of the next designated submission period.