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Author Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines before when preparing the manuscript:

Manuscript Length. Typical manuscripts should be approximately 5,000-7,000 words (including references, tables, and figures). Longer or shorter papers will be considered at the discretion of the editors.

Manuscript Style. This Journal follows the APA style as outlined in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (

Manuscript Preparation. Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word files through the journal website. All information should be included in one file (i.e., text, references, and tables/figures). All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, single-spaced, using Times New Roman in 12-point font on A-4 size paper, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Authors should also supply 4-5 keywords and an abstract of not more than 200 words. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should NOT place their names on the manuscript and should obscure identifiable citations.


Tables and Figures. Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded in the text (not at the end). A short descriptive title should appear above each table and below each figure with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. Figures submitted with line drawings or photos should be of sufficient high quality (e.g., 300 dpi) to display clearly on computer screens. See APA manual for table and figure preparation.

Footnotes: Notes should be used only if absolutely necessary. When used, these should be identified in the text by consecutive numbers and presented at the end of the article.

Language: All papers should be submitted in English. Authors are responsible for preparing a manuscript with clear written grammar and punctuation. Text should have been proofread for typographical, grammar and spelling errors. Citations and references should be fully supplied and checked for accuracy.


References. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual.



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I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that:

  1. the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights;
  2. I am/we are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to the Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies(APAGS), are not in breach of any other obligation. If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, I/we will notify APAGS at the time of submission upon which clauses 3 through 4 inclusive do not apply;
  3. the article contains nothing that is unlawful, libelous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;
  4. I/we have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To my/our - and currently accepted scientific - knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.

And I agree to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) agreement, under which all Journal of Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research articles are licensed.


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