School Psychology International

School Psychology International

2015 Impact Factor: 0.922
2015 Ranking: 39/57 in Psychology, Educational
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Amity Noltemeyer Miami University, Oxford, USA
Caven S Mcloughlin Kent State University, Ohio, USA
Senior Associate Editor: Africa
Jace Pillay University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Associate Editor: Asia
Zongkui Zhou Central China Normal University, China
Senior Associate Editor: the Americas
Tanya Beran University of Calgary, Canada
Senior Associate Editor
Wan Har Chong National Institute of Education, Singapore
Senior Associate Editor for Online Materials and Social Media
Courtney L. McLaughlin Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Assistant for Online Materials and Social Media
Adrienne Bardo Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Assistant to the Editorial Board
Sarah Bidwell Miami University, USA

eISSN: 14617374 | ISSN: 01430343 | Current volume: 38 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Published six times a year, School Psychology International highlights the concerns of those who provide quality mental health, educational, therapeutic and support services to schools and their communities throughout the world. It offers articles reflecting high quality academic research in the field as well as examples of proven best practice.

School Psychology International aims to promote good practice in school and educational psychology throughout the world. Your subscription to this valuable resource will provide you with a forum for sharing ideas and solutions in current school psychology. The journal encourages innovation among all professionals in the field and presents descriptions of best practice with research studies and articles which address key issues and developments in school psychology world-wide.

Essential Reading

School Psychology International publishes speculative 'work in progress' and emergent new methods and techniques which reflect the most innovative developments in the field. The journal is an indispensable resource for policy makers, researchers and practitioners of school psychology.

Electronic access:

School Psychology International is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Methodological Advisors
Nicholas Gelbar University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
Jon M. Patton Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
Rose Marie Ward Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
Christopher A. Was Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Associate Editors
Abbas Abdollahi University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Sherry Bain The University of Tennessee, USA
Christopher Boyle University of New England, Australia
Bruce A Bracken College of William & Mary, USA
Edvin Bru University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Marilyn Campbell Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Wanda Cassidy Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Ying-Yao Cheng Institute of Education, NSYSU, Taiwan
Shao-I Chiu Taipei College of Maritime Technology, Taiwan
Wan Har Chong National Institute of Education, Singapore
Hyekyung Choo National University of Singapore, Singapore
Vitor Coelho Académico de Torres Vedras, Portugal
Tim Corcoran Victoria University, Australia
Wendy Craig Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
David Donald University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
Nathaniel von der Embse Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas K. Fagan University of Memphis, USA
Chantal Faucher Simon Fraser University, Canada
Randy G. Floyd The University of Memphis
John M. Froiland University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, USA
Dr Sally Grapin Montclair State University, USA
Stuart N Hart University of Victoria, Canada
Melissa Heath Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Garry Hornby University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Scott Huebner University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
George W Hynd College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Ryan J. Kettler Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Silvia H. Koller Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Alex Kozulin The International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential, Jerusalem, Israel
Dong H. Lee Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Seung-yeon Lee Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea
Lei Li PhD Supervisor, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Dr Gregory Liem National Institute of Education, Singapore
Andrew Martin University of New South Wales, Australia
Elias Mpofu University of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia)
Youyan Nie Psychological Studies Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Alex Pessoa University of Western São Paulo (UNOESTE)
Kenneth Rigby University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
Linda Theron North West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Nandoli von-Marées School Psychology Service, Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Offenburg, Germany
Kevin Woods The University of Manchester, UK
Lisa Woolfson University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Chunmei Zhang Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Wenxin Zhang Shandong Normal University, China
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      1. Article types
      2. Editorial policies
        2.1 Peer review policy
        2.2 Authorship
      3. Publishing Policies
        3.1 Publication ethics
        3.1.1 Plagiarism
        3.1.2 Appeals and Complaints
      4. How to submit your manuscript
      5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
        5.1 SAGE Choice
      6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
      7. Other conventions
      8. Acknowledgments
        8.1 Funding acknowledgement
      9. Permissions
      10. Manuscript style
        10.1 File types
        10.2 Journal style
        10.3 Reference style
        10.4 Manuscript preparation
        10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
        10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
        10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
        10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
        10.4.5 English language editing services
      11. After acceptance
        11.1 Proofs
        11.2 E-Prints
        11.3 SAGE production
        11.4 OnlineFirst publication
        11.5 Social media
      12. Further information

    1. Article types

    SPI publishes original research and review articles of international interest in all practical and academic areas of school and educational psychology. Manuscripts should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, including Tables, Figures, References, and any Appendices. Manuscripts should be as concise as possible, while retaining a clear presentation of the subject matter. SPI will at times publish articles longer than 6,000 words if warranted by the contribution of the study (e.g., high quality multi-study manuscripts); however, a compelling justification and rationale for a longer format should be included in the submission letter. Articles over 7,000 words may be published but will require authorization from the Editor. Authors interested in including additional information beyond the 6,000 word limit are encouraged to utilize Supplementary Materials to accompany the article online (see Section 9.4.4 below for more details).

    Supplementary Materials provide an opportunity for archiving information that enhances the full context of the article yet is not required to understand the article itself. Supplementary Materials may include Appendices, data sets, curriculum or intervention materials, tables/figures, or extended statistical analyses that would augment the article content.

    A variety of research methodologies are actively encouraged (including quantitative and qualitative research, single-subject designs, and longitudinal studies, etc.) and the editorial team seeks manuscripts with methodological and statistical sophistication and rigor. Research designs appropriate for uncovering causal relationships rather than resulting in simple descriptions are particularly welcomed. In all cases, the research design and statistical analyses must be appropriate for the given research questions and powerful enough to uncover meaningful conclusions and implications. Related to the submission of review articles, the editorial team particularly encourages those that use a systematic and rigorous process for identifying, synthesizing, and reporting the extant research on the topic.

    Several types of research will not be considered for publication within the journal: (1) book reviews, (2) test reviews, (3) obituaries, (4) announcements, and (5) studies where undergraduate students serve as the participants. Furthermore, the journal discourages (and rarely accepts) the following types of research: (1) survey-research using an ill-justified sample and/or psychometrically questionable instrument, (2)  submissions that primarily serve as analyses of tests and protocols used in investigations (e.g., analysis of the validity of instrumentation used in cross-cultural research), and (3) studies primarily focusing on children’s parents and teachers (unless multi-setting analyses have been performed that disclose cultural differences and similarities in the provision of psychological/educational services to children). 

    SPI also seeks to publish work that has broad relevance internationally. Thus, it is anticipated that a literature review will be internationally comprehensive and not, for example, limited to one national setting’s academic journals or practices. Research that focuses on a sample of children from a single national setting may, for example, include an author-derived discussion of the applicability of the research foci and the implications of the results across national boundaries (i.e., generalizable ‘lessons-learned’ for transfer across national boundaries). Studies absent of a discussion of the practical implications of the results to the provision of psychoeducational services to children in multiple locales are rarely accepted for SPI publication. It is anticipated that where interventions are proposed then school/educational psychologists are contemplated as integral intervention agents.

    Procedures for the translation of tests used in settings for which they were not designed must be fully described and justified, and be reflective of contemporary best-practice.

    Finally, SPI also welcomes proposals for themed issues developed around a topic consistent with the scope and mission of the journal.  Such themed issues are designed to integrate a set of complementary manuscripts on a topic to substantively further knowledge and practice in that area. Authors interested in proposing a themed issue are encouraged to correspond with the Editor-in-Chief.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All submitted manuscripts are first screened to determine their appropriateness to proceed to a full peer review. Manuscripts that do not align with the journal’s mission/scope, evidence possible duplication of content (from the authors’ own work or other work), or do not meet other requirements of the journal will be declined without a peer review.

    For those manuscripts entered into full-review, SPI typically uses a blind peer review process in which neither the authors’ or reviewers’ identities are revealed. Although a reviewer may opt to share his or her name with the author in a review, our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Typically, a manuscript subjected to full-review is reviewed by a content specialist and a methodologist; we strive for at least one of these reviewers to be from a nation/region/setting different from any of the co-authors. For research where data are collected from a single-setting, reviewers are specifically asked to evaluate the relevance of the paper for influencing practice in other nations. At the conclusion of the peer review process, the Editor provides the author with a final decision and a summary of reviewers’ comments to the author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible. Comments by reviewers are considered to be critically important in reaching a publication decision, nevertheless the determination made by the Editor (or Associate Editor serving as the Action Editor) is final (see 3.1.2 below for information on the appeals process).

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    School Psychology International and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. We use the Committee on Publication Ethics' flowcharts to inform the appropriate course of action when any of the following examples of publication misconduct are suspected: plagiarism, self-plagiarism/duplicate publication, inlcusion of third-party matterial without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, disputed or questionable authorship and other publishing ethics issues. Depending on the outcome of the investigation into the suspected misconduct, we reservce the right to take action including, but not limited to: rejecting the submission; publishing an Erratum or Corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.Consultation is solicited from SAGE to provide guidance on specific cases and review journal policies periodically.

    3.1.2 Appeals and Complaints

    If an author wishes to appeal against an Editor’s decision, the author should petition to the Editor- in- Chief. If ; the decision was made by the Editor- in- Chief, he or she will appoint an independent advisor or panel to consider the appeal.  If an author wishes to make a complaint about other journal processes (i.e., outside of editorial decisions), he or she should first consult the Editor- in- Chief.  If the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, the author will be referred to an independent advisor and the Committee on Publication Ethics, in that order until the concern is resolved.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript
    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be declined. SAGE Publications provide a very informative Journal Author Gateway’ to communicate SAGE publishing policies and provide useful links to journal manuscript submission guidelines, English-language editing services, and tips to make content discoverable ( SPI journal editorial team recommends a close review of this resource prior to submission of manuscripts.

    SPI accepts submissions through SAGE Track (ScholarOne Manuscripts): ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. Technical support for using the submission portal is available at

    Author Submission Checklist ~ All submissions to SPI journal should conform to American Psychological Association publication standards (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition; Please be certain to address each of the items in the checklist below prior to submission.  

    In accordance with APA standards (see section 8.03, pp. 230-232 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6e) your submission should address each of the items below: 

    • Provide on the title page the following details about this manuscript: (1) Title of the manuscript; name, affiliation, e-mail, and full postal address for all authors; a clear indication of which author shall serve as "Corresponding Author"; word length of the entire manuscript ~ including ALL words, number of Tables and Figures), and details of any funding which supporting the research reported in the submission. Authors should attend to the format of recently published SPI articles when organizing the content of sections described here.  NOTE from SPI Editorial staff: The title page MUST be uploaded in ScholarOne as a separate document under the tab designated: “Title Page.” It must not be included as part of the manuscript document due to requirements for a blind review. Similarly, please compile your author biographies into a single document and using the designated ‘Author Biographies’ file location in the File Upload step of the submission process. Author biographies should be uploaded separately from your main manuscript file to allow for blinded peer-review of your work.
    • Can you confirm that all co-authors (in multi-authored contributions) have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript that you are now about to submit; that they have agreed to the listing-order for authors; and that as the Corresponding Author you have explicitly been given authority by all other co-authors (where applicable) to incorporate modifications requested by the journal editorial team and that you agree to confirm these changes with all co-authors prior to submission of any revision, including the proofs?
    • Can you confirm that the manuscript has not and will not be submitted for publication at another dissemination-outlet during the SPI journal review process?
    • Have you provided information about any closely related manuscripts that have been submitted/published simultaneously or previously or are being considered by another journal that have been authored by any of the individuals named on the title page to this manuscript? (For example, we expect you to alert us to all publications including university-affiliated and personal websites that contain any of the data, sample or findings reported in this manuscript which have been published in any location).
    • Do you understand and agree that at their discretion the editorial team may subject this manuscript to review by software that is intended to disclose duplication-of-content?
    • Have you declared information about any interests or activities, or similar circumstances that could be interpreted as conflicts-of-interest on behalf of all co-authors (e.g., financial interests; ownership/authorship of tests used, consultancies, etc.)? Can you affirm that you have consulted all members of the research team regarding the possibility of conflicts, duplicate submission, etc.?
    • Can you affirm that all authors have read the contents of the manuscript to ensure that the treatment of participants is consistent with the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, pertaining to Research and Publication (APA Standard 8; see (Alternatively, if the research protocol was formulated in accordance with a research code-of-practice of a national learned-society of the country where the research was conducted, or has been reviewed and approved by a university in your country, then that information should be provided. You should provide the URL for that code-of-practice and the URL for the approving-body following the institution/learned-society name, if available).
    • Have you ensured that the format and organization of your manuscript aligns with the style-requirements presented within the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition? And, can you confirm that you have carefully reviewed the style guidelines at the SPI journal website, and at least one recent full-issue of this journal to ensure that your manuscript is consistent with the format, style, length and organization of recently published SPI articles? For example, have you included Author Biographies in a common format as expressly described at 9.4, paragraph 2?
    • Are you ready to provide a clear assurance that as Corresponding Author you are affirming all these details as accurate on behalf of all co-authors?

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    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive license agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright.  Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    SPI and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all Sage journals, or appropriate legal action.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you wish your article to be freely available online immediately upon publication (as some funding bodies now require) you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer reviewing procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. For further information, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self-author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway (

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    6. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. SPI does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    8. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear at the end of your article prior to any Notes and References.
    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), SPI additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

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    9. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    If illustrations are borrowed from published sources, written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder, and a credit line giving the source added to the legend. If textual material totaling 250 words or more, or any Tables, or wording from copyrighted tests or their manuals, are directly borrowed from published sources, written permission is required from the copyright holder. With shorter quotations, it is sufficient to add a bibliographic credit. Copies of permission letters for reproduced text or illustrations must accompany the initial submission of the manuscript.

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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC/X, RTF, XLS.  Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork and supplemental files below.

    10.2 Journal Style
    SPI conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style

    10.3 Reference Style
    SPI adheres to the APA reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this citation and reference style. The journal’s editorial team is especially mindful of the critical nature of accurate citations and references to the dissemination of useful science; references must be primary and in accord with APA format (6e). The use of EndNote is particularly encouraged since this software tool expedites cross-checking of citations and references.

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 12-point, preferably prepared in Times New Roman font with ragged-right margins and no hyphenation. Spelling may conform to either UK-English or US-English, but must stay consistent throughout. Punctuation should conform to British orthographic conventions, including the use of single rather than double quotation marks except for quotations within quotations. Footnotes should be avoided since they are not supported in this publication. The text should be organized conventionally: A typical experimental report is divided into Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion/Implications. Review articles require a different structure which depends upon the nature of the findings being discussed. Apart from the details mentioned above, the style of manuscripts should follow the guidelines described in the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual (6e).

    Each of the following parts of the manuscript file should begin on a new page in the order shown: (a) Abstract, not exceeding 200 words, and up-to-10 keywords or key phrases; (b) Text with appropriate headings; (c) Tables; (d) Figure captions; and (e) Figures. Two separate files should also be included in the submission: (a) A title page including the manuscript title, author(s) name(s)/affiliations(s), and the postal address and e-mail for all authors, and (b) Author biographies of 75-100 words for each contributor prepared in author-order [presented in a common format, to include affiliations, full postal address and e-mail address]. It is important that the last two documents are not included within the manuscript itself, in order to ensure a blind review. Addresses, titles and affiliations should not be shortened (e.g., ‘St.’ for ‘Street’, etc.) and should be carefully checked with each author before submission.]  Authors are strongly recommended to review the formatting and style of a recent issue of SPI to acquaint themselves with the general organization within articles in this journal.

    Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and given titles which are comprehensible without reference to the text. Each table should be double-spaced, on a separate page, and its approximate location should be indicated by a separate, centered-line in the text [e.g., ‘Table 1 about here’]. Tables should not serve as an archive for data which is unaddressed within the article, and wherever possible information that can efficiently be incorporated into text should not be displayed or duplicated in a Table. There should be no duplication of information across Tables and text. See 9.4.4 for a discussion of a means for attaching Supplemental Materials to the online version of your manuscript, hosted at the SPI/Sage website without charge.

    Illustrations: Graphs, diagrams, and other illustrations on separate pages should be numbered consecutively ‘Figure 1’, ‘Figure 2’, etc., and their approximate location in the text indicated in the manner described above for Tables. Supply all artwork as an electronic digital file. Only high quality artwork can satisfactorily be reproduced. Figure captions should be typed on a separate page.

    10.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google Scholar or Baidu. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review (i.e., title page).

    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines. Figures/Artwork should be provided in an ‘editable’ format (in TIFF format or in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc.). This is helpful, both for the copyeditor (if any changes are required) and for the typesetter (to resize them, if required, or to turn them into grayscale if provided in color).

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files  
    This journal is able to host approved Supplemental Materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental materials typically include text/Figures/Tables which are supportive of the article yet not essential for understanding the Results and Implications. Thus, Supplemental Material serves as an ideal archive location for data sets, previously unpublished protocols for data gathering, extended display of statistically non-significant results, and such other materials as might supplement a fuller analysis of the articles basis but which are not essential to a reading of the ‘stand-alone’ article. There are no length restrictions on Supplemental Materials. Supplemental Materials are accessible to researchers indefinitely. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review.  For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    10.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    11. After acceptance           

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway. We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue in which the article appears up to a maximum of 5 copies for onward supply by the corresponding author to co-authors.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication ( We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in School Psychology International journal with SAGE. 

    11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet. The SPI journal offers OnlineFirst publication.

    11.5 Social Media

    Authors consent to the promotion of their work via social media if it accepted and published in the journal.

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    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Amity Noltemeyer, Ph.D.

    [Corresponding authors should recognize that some internet-service providers (particularly ‘free’ and commercial services) are routinely blocked by university-servers because of concerns about the transmission of malware. Typically, communication from institutional and university-ISPs does not experience such a barrier. For this reason, author e-addresses should, wherever possible be derived from an ‘official’ institutional account rather than a proprietary ISP.]

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