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Author Guidelines

Submissions

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All submissions should be accompanied by the following information included in the email that accompanies your submission:

• Name(s), Institutional affiliation(s), email(s) addresses of the person(s) submitting;

•Title of the text and the issue for which it is submitted. Please limit titles to 140 characters or less.

• An abstract of no more than 200 words.

  • Alistoffivekeywordsor tags for your contribution.
  • A short paragraph (40-60 words) about the contributor(s), giving the kind of information that readers may wish to know, such as name, institutional affiliation, leadership roles, recent publications, research interests. This paragraph should appear immediately after the last paragraph of the article.
  • Click here to download the paper template

1. General Requirements

Please write your text in English; American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both. When writing numbers, use a period, not a comma, to represent the decimal point and a space to separate numbers of more than five digits into groups of three, whether on the left or the right of the decimal point (i.e., 10 000.471 85, but 1000.4718). We only accept manuscripts written in English. Papers between 3 000 and 5 000 words are preferred.

2. Preparation of Text

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: Title; abstract; keywords (indexing terms, normally three-to-six items); introduction; material studied, area descriptions, methods and/or techniques; results; discussion; conclusion;acknowledgments; references.

General Rules for Text Please use the following rules for the entire text, including abstract, keywords, headings, and references.

Font: Times New Roman; Size: 10 pt.

Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph — 0 pt.; below paragraph — 4 pt.

Line Spacing: fixed, 12 pt.

Heading 1: Times New Roman; 10 pt.; Bold; for example, 1. First-level Heading

Heading 2: Times New Roman; 10 pt.; Italic; for example, 1.1 Second-level Heading

Heading 3: Times New Roman; 10 pt

3. Subdivision of the Article

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections (e.g., 1., 2., 3., etc.). Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc., and sub-subsections should be numbered 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc. Note that the abstract is not included in section numbering. Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to “the text.” Any subsection, ideally, should not be more than 600 words. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible but not at the expense of clarity.

4. Reference Style Guide

Generally, citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association, but we also accept other recognized styles such as MLA.

Please Note: Please do not auto-number your endnote references but insert the reference number ‘manually’ in both the text and in the Notes. Auto-numbering creates difficulty for those putting the document online.

5. DOIs in References

The journal/publisher encourages authors to cite those items (journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, technical reports, working papers, dissertations, etc.) that have DOIs. When the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links to the regular references. The DOI persistent links should be the last elements in the references. The persistent links should be active.

Format of persistent link: http://dx.doi.org/+DOI

Example of persistent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/2.901164

The authors or editors may retrieve articles’ DOIs at http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/.

You can register a free account to start retrieving articles’ DOIs. CrossRef allows you to check multiple references. Please read this webpage very carefully. Only articles with assigned DOIs can be retrieved through this webpage.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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