Stapp Journal Full Paper Submissions
Manuscripts can be submitted to the Stapp Journal editorial office (email@example.com) at anytime throughout the year. Manuscripts will be assigned an Associate Editor (one of the members of the Stapp Advisory Committee) who will seek out three reviewers from the scientific community at large to provide peer review. Results of the review will be decided by the Associate Editor and may go through a revision process, with a final recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief. For papers that are accepted prior to the planning of the current year Stapp Car Crash Conference, authors will have the opportunity to present their paper at the conference. If the peer review process is not completed in time for the current year's conference, presentation at the conference can occur in the subsequent year.
While there is no page limitation or limitation on number of figures or tables, the manuscript should be written in concise language that describes the study as a whole. Extra detail and individual results or graphs may be included in Appendix material as a supplement. Manuscripts must be prepared in clear English, and all data must be presented using SI units. Manuscripts should be double spaced in a 12-point font and submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.docx) or PDF (.pdf) and include the following:
- Title/Author Information (name, affiliation, address, phone, and e-mail)
- Abstract of not more than 250 words that provides a concise summary of the objectives, methodology, key results, and major conclusions of the study
- Introduction section indicating reasons for the study, including a summary of relevant background materials published in the scientific literature to clarify why the study was undertaken
- Methods section identifying the apparatus and procedures used in the study in sufficient detail to allow others to reproduce the results
- Results section briefly and clearly presenting the experimental findings of the study
- Discussion section commenting on the results and findings of the study and interpreting the results
- Conclusion section of what was accomplished and what was determined by the study
- Acknowledgement section of identifying external financial sources of support and those who assisted in the study
- Reference section containing a list of all the literature that has been cited in the paper
All papers submitted for review must include new data and results that will not have been submitted or published elsewhere.
Papers reporting on research involving human or animal subjects require a statement indicating that the methods used have been approved by a properly constituted institutional review board (IRB). Papers that do not provide this information will not be reviewed.
Stapp Journal Short Communications
The Stapp Advisory Committee is inviting Short Communications (SCs) for presentation at the 2023 Conference. A Short Communication is not considered a terminal publication (i.e., a completed study) and is most appropriate for quickly reporting on novel and important findings from research studies, and new and novel research methodologies and/or technologies. A Short Communication does not preclude the future submission of a full-length paper for the Stapp Journal on the same topic with expanded background, methods, data, results, discussion, and references.