Articles may contain up to 5,000 characters (without spaces). The “blogjournal” format and our efforts to achieve editorial efficiency make this limit necessary.
The MSL blogjournal follows the style and formatting guidelines of the Manual of the American Psychological Association (see http://www.apastyle.org/manual/). These guidelines, which discourage the use of footnotes, facilitate the electronic publication of texts.
Source citations and references should contain page numbers, or where these are absent, paragraph numbers. This requirement applies to both direct quotes and paraphrases (indirect quotes) and enables our readers to find the quoted passages more easily.
In the interests of consistency and quality, the editors reserve the right to amend submissions. Author approval of any such amendments will of course be sought prior to publication.
Comments should have about the same length as the initial contribution, i.e., max. 5,000 characters (without spaces). This policy aims to ensure that articles are given due serious consideration.
The editors reserve the right to review submitted comments for grammar and style and will contact commentators before uploading modified comments.
Commentators must be clearly and unequivocally identifiable. Comments not fulfilling this requirement will not be published.