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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 format on the provided author manuscript templates.
  • Where available, URLs and DOI's for the references have been provided.
  • The formatting requirements are per the recommended Author Guidelines.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Types of Evidence-Based and Scientific Research

The JCPR is committed to publishing high-quality research that aims to improve psychosocial health and well-being. We accept basic and applied research of the following types: Qualitative research, Quantitative research, Mixed-method research, Review studies, Book reviews, and Opinion papers.


The JCPR provides all authors with journal publication templates.

All submissions can be submitted on the online platform or alternatively be sent to

The following formatting requirements as set out below must be adhered to.

Two separate manuscripts must be submitted:

  1. Full manuscript.
  2. Blinded manuscript (all identifiable information be removed).

Formatting Requirements

Word limit

5000 – 7000 words (excluding the reference list).


Maximum of 250 words

Keywords: 3 -7

Main Text

see Author Documents


Style formatting in accordance with the latest APA referencing style edition.

Tables, figures, and graphs

Style formatting in accordance with the latest APA referencing style edition.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

The article processing charges with the JCPR after final peer review and
editorial board approval amount to $100.
The JCPR does not charge any article submission fees, and authors will be
notified after manuscript approval on payment requirements.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

All stakeholders associated with the JCPR are committed to the protection of any personal or identifiable information of authors, as per the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 as per the Republic of South Africa. The JCPR has implemented a strict data management policy that ensures that all personal and identifiable information is handled according to the principles of the Act.