Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines for the Journal of Contradicting Results in Science

Welcome to the submission guidelines for the Journal of Contradicting Results in Science. We are dedicated to publishing high-quality research that presents conflicting or unexpected results, contributing to the ongoing dialogue in the scientific community. To ensure a smooth submission process, please adhere to the following guidelines based on the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

Manuscript Preparation

- Use a standard 8.5 x 11-inch page size with 1-inch margins on all sides.
- Double-space all text, including abstract, text, references, tables, and figure captions.
- Use a 12-point, Times New Roman font.
- Include a running head at the top of each page, not exceeding 50 characters, including spacing and punctuation.
- Number all pages consecutively, starting with the title page as page 1.

Article Structure
Your manuscript should be organized in the following order:
1. Title Page
   - Title of the article (concise and informative)
   - Author(s)’ full name(s) and affiliation(s)
   - Corresponding author’s contact information (email address)
2. Abstract
   - A concise summary of the article, not exceeding 250 words.
   - List 3-5 keywords directly below the abstract.
3. Introduction
   - Clearly state the problem, the contradictory findings, and the purpose of the study.
4. Method
   - Describe the participants, apparatus, materials, procedure, and data analysis.
5. Results
   - Present the findings, supported by statistical evidence.
6. Discussion
   - Interpret the results, their implications, and the significance of the contradicting findings.
7. References
8. Tables
   - Each table should be on a separate page.
9. Figures
   - Provide figures in a high-resolution format, each on a separate page.

Style and Language
- Use clear, concise, and jargon-free language.
- Write in either the first person (I or we) or third person, consistently.
- Avoid biased language and ensure inclusivity.

Citation Style
- In-text citations should follow the author-date method (e.g., Smith, 2020).
- If you are directly quoting from a work, include the page number (e.g., Smith, 2020, p. 23).
- For works with two authors, cite both names every time (e.g., Smith & Jones, 2020).
- For works with three or more authors, cite the first author followed by et al. (e.g., Smith et al., 2020).

- Start the reference section on a new page, titled "References."
- Double-space all reference entries.
- Use hanging indent format, where the first line is flush left, and subsequent lines are indented.
- List references in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author.
- Follow APA guidelines for the reference format specific to the type of source (e.g., journal articles, books, websites).

Below are examples of how to format different types of references according to APA style. For the latest APA style guidelines, please refer to the most recent edition of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association."

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). _Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle_. Publisher.

Smith, J. M. (2019). _Understanding contradictions in science: A comprehensive guide_. Science Press.

 Journal Article
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. _Title of Periodical, volume number_(issue number), pages.

Johnson, L., & Turner, P. (2021). The paradox of quantum entanglement: A case study. _Journal of Advanced Physics, 34_(2), 123-134.

 Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), _Title of book_ (pages of chapter). Publisher.

Davis, E. F., & Thompson, R. G. (2018). Conflicting results in the study of old-growth forests. In B. L. Forest & C. D. Woods (Eds.), _Perspectives on forest conservation_ (pp. 204-220). Nature Books.

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of online content: Subtitle. Website Name. URL

Miller, T. (2020, August 3). The rise of contradictory findings in social media research. _Social Science Today_.

 Government Report
Name of Government Agency. (Year). _Title of report: Subtitle if given_ (Report No. xxx [if available]). Publisher. URL if available

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2019). _Annual report on health discrepancies and inequalities_ (Report No. 123-456). U.S. Government Printing Office.

 Dissertation or Thesis
Author, A. A. (Year). _Title of dissertation/thesis_ (Publication No. xxx) [Doctoral dissertation/Master's thesis, Name of Institution]. Database Name.

Lee, C. (2018). _A study of conflicting dietary advice in nutrition science_ (Publication No. 987654321) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Health Sciences]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Remember that APA guidelines may update over time, so it's always good practice to consult the latest edition of the APA manual or the APA Style website for the most current information.

Specific Requirements for the Journal
- Disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
- State any funding sources or grants that supported your work.
- If applicable, include a statement of ethical approval for studies involving human or animal subjects.

Submission Process
1. Compile your manuscript, including tables, figures, and supplementary materials, into a single Word or PDF document.
2. Visit the journal’s online submission portal and create an account if you do not have one.
3. Follow the step-by-step instructions to upload your manuscript and enter the necessary details.
4. Confirm that all authors have approved the final draft and agree to the submission.

Review and Decision
- Your manuscript will undergo a peer-review process.
- You will be notified of the acceptance, revision, or rejection of your manuscript.
- If revisions are required, a detailed list of comments will be provided.

Contact Information
For any questions regarding the submission process or guidelines, please contact the editorial office at [].

Thank you for considering the Journal of Contradicting Results in Science for your work. We look forward to your valuable contribution to the scientific discourse.