Instructions for Authors

Call for Papers

The Academic Journal of the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies at the University of Haifa, invite researchers, and practitioners to submit:

  1. Articles: Qualitative or quantitative studies, art-based studies, case studies grounded in theory, literature-based review, theoretical articles, perspectives on practice and philosophical essays. The articles will be peer-reviewed;
  2. Book reviews published in Israel and abroad;
  3. Forthcoming conferences and events;
  4. Briefs reports on new theses and dissertations;

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Instructions for Authors

1. Submissions should be sent via email to Dr. Angi Jacobs-Kayam  <>;

2. Manuscript preparation:

a) Length: manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words (qualitative studies are limited to 9,000 words).

b) Formatting: Use David font 12, line spacing 1.5, wide margins and numbered pages.

c) On title page indicate title, authors' names in Hebrew and English ordered by degree of contribution, authors' affiliations, full contact details (address, phone, email) for each author, and designated address for correspondence. Please provide 5 keywords. Hebrew language manuscripts should include the keywords in Hebrew and in English.

d) Include a 200 word abstract in English (and in Hebrew, if relevant).

e) Text should be fluent and clearly written: Hebrew manuscripts should follow the guidelines of the Hebrew Language Academy; English language manuscripts should follow APA7 - APA style guide (7th edition).

f) A detailed reference list, prepared according to the APA guidelines, should include only references mentioned in the text. For in-text citations, use author-date (Harvard referencing) method; references in Hebrew should be listed separately, from right to left, following APA guidelines. For additional guidance, consult the following Websites:

Examples demonstrating referencing of various types of text are provided at the end of this document.

g) Tables and figures: submit each table on a separate page. In the body of the text, provide a brief summary according to APA guidelines, and note the preferred placement of each table. Figures must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the paper file. Figures must be saved as one of the following format: Tiff or Jpg. All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. figure 1, figure 2 etc). Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the paper, and numbered correspondingly.

3. Preparing for submission: send manuscript in two versions:

a) Include only title and running head (intended for peer review)

b) Include full title page (as described in 2c above).

Following the peer review process, authors will be asked to provide answers to reviewers' questions and comments.Prior to publication, authors will be asked to approve a final version of the manuscript.

Please note:

  • The peer review process is conducted anonymously.
  • Authors must attest that the manuscript is being submitted only to the Academic Journal of Creative Arts Therapies and that it will not be submitted to another ISRAELI journal while under consideration.
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication may not be copied, whole or in part, without explicit permission from the publisher.

Examples of proper APA formatting of references


Edwards, D. (2004). Art therapy. London & Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Book Chapter

Austin, D., & Forinash, M. (2005). Arts-based research. In B. L. Wheeler (Ed.), Music therapy research (2 ed., pp. 458-471). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.


Orkibi, H. (2010). Creative arts therapies students' professional identity and career commitment: A brief pilot study report. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 37(3), 228-232. doi:10.1016/j.aip.2010

*DOI -- Digital Object Identifier: Please include this information in the reference; it is an APA requirement and it helps readers locate the source online.


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, 2009, American Psychological Association.

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