Author Guidelines

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Instruction for Authors

 

1. Submitting a paper

 

Authors should submit their manuscript in an MSWord format, adapted for the Windows operating system and DOC or RTF file to the Editor by e-mail:

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The e-mail should contain the main body containing the name/s of the author/s, affiliation and address information. No hard copies are required.

Do not submit a paper which has been published previously or is simultaneously being submitted elsewhere.

 

2. Formatting and style

Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.

- Page setup

1. Margins: 1 Inch (2,54 cm) on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)

2. Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Garamond or Times New Roman font

3. Line Spacing: Single space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body of the document, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.

4. Alignment: Justified

5. Orientation: Portrait

6. Page size: A4

- Preparation of text

1. Title: 14 pts, uppercase and lowercase letters bolded and centered

2. Name and personal information (academic title, institutional affiliation and e-mail address) should be placed under the title.

3. Abstract: (150-250 words) should include the following: aim, method, results and conclusion. The abstract must be written in Garamond or Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Italic.

4. Keywords: up to 5 key words, Garamond or Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and bolded.

5. Spacing: Between abstract and main text, you should leave two empty lines.

6. Subdivision of the article: The papers should be structured in title and subtitle sections and should be numbered: 12 pts, alignment left (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Between title section and main text one empty line should be left.

- Example of subdivision of the article:

1. Introduction

1.1 Research Methods

1.1.1 Analysis Result

Tables and figures should be included within the text of the paper and must be numbered, please use for the tables Garamond or Times New Roman 10 pts.

- References and Footnotes

References should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA) in alphabetical order. All sources cited in the paper must be included in the References section.

- Citations in the text

Source material must be documented in the body of the paper by citing the author(s) and date(s) of the sources. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Examples of references:

Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.

Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Reference to a web source:

Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm (July 7, 1999)

Footnotes: Content footnotes are occasionally used to support substantive information in the text. Place the footnotes at the end of the page: 10-pt. Garamond or Times New Roman.

 

3. How to Get Help With the Quality of English in Your Submission 

Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of SPi, a nonaffiliated company that offers professional editing services to authors of journal articles in science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors whose primary language is not English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s services, pricing, and turnaround times; to obtain a free price quote; or to submit a manuscript for language polishing.

 

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