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Author Guidelines

Please send the manuscript by email to mjss@mcser.org

General rules for text:

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 (preferred) 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 Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.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.


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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 is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

Copyrights for articles published in MCSER journal are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

 

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