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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Types of paper

(a) Research Papers: these papers are fully documented, interpreted accounts of significant findings of original research. Authors should aim for no more than 10 000 words. 

(b) Extended Abstracts: is a research paper whose ideas and significance can be understood in less than an hour of reading. Authors should aim for 5000-7000 words.

Research papers and extended abstracts consist of:

  • Title
  • Authors name, surname, abbrivation, contact details
  • Abstract (up to 500 words)
  • Keywords (3-5 keywords)
  • Introduction
  • Theoretical framework, literature review, hypothesis development
  • Materials and methods
  • Results and findings
  • Coclusions, recommendations, suggestions for future studies
  • Bibliography

(c) Review Papers: these are critical and comprehensive reviews that provide new insights or interpretation of a subject through thorough and systematic evaluation of available evidence. Reveiw papers are shorter than research articles and does not exceed 8 000 words. 

(d) Commentaries should normally take the form of a ‘letter’ and present significant comments or questions about a work published in the Journal. A commentary would normally include substantiated disagreement with, or alternative interpretation of, one or more aspects of a paper. It would also normally discuss associated implications for the conclusions reached.

Submissions are written using any font and layout settings, as far as it is consistent. For referencing please use APA style. 


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