The title page should include:
The name(s) of the author(s)
A concise and informative title: a brief profile of author(s)
The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
Please provide an abstract of 150 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word. The number of words should be between 3,000 and 6,000 approximately.
- Use a normal, plain font (12-point Times Roman) for text.
- Use italics for emphasis.
- Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
- Do not use field functions.
- Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
- Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
- Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
- Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
Please use not more than three levels of displayed headings.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.
Any reference style is accepted since it a Multidisciplinary Journal. Examples are stated below:
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Smith 1990).
This result was later contradicted by Harrison and Davis (1996).
This effect has been widely studied (Klaus 1991; McWilliams et al. 1995; Long and Smith 1998; Lemak et al. 1999).
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
Harris, M., Karper, E. and Stacks, G. (2001) Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing, 44(3): 213–245.
Article by DOI
Slifka, M. K. and Whitton, J. L. (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.1007/s001090000086.
Calfee, R. C. and Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.
Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association.
All tables should be included in the text. They should be numbered using Arabic numerals.
Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines
All figures should be included in the text. They should be numbered using Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
Color art is free of charge for online publication.
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 or previously sent to another journal (or an explanation to this end has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The uploaded file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect.
- URLs have been provided for the references when available.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements listed in the Authors’ Guidelines.
- If submitting to the peer-reviewed section of the journal, authors must make sure that the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- The author(s) guarantee(s) the authorship of the documents presented, as well as any text or image. If the work has significant contributions from more than one author, all should appear as co-authors and should accurately reflect who did the work. All authors meet the journal’s criteria for authorship and that nobody who meets these criteria will be omitted from the list.
- The Author(s) guarantee(s) that the rights to the images presented in the work have been secured, and the right to cite has been properly used, thus complying in full with Intellectual Property Law/Right.
The works published in this journal are subject to the following terms:
1. The journal conserves the patrimonial rights (copyright) of the works published, and encourages and allows the reuse of the same under the license specified in point 2.
2. The works are published in the online edition of the journal. You can copy, use, distribute, transmit and publicly display, provided acknowledgment of the authorship, the url, and the journal, and not used for commercial purposes.
3. The authors agree with the license used by the journal, with the conditions of self-archiving and the open access policy.
4. It allows authors to spread electronically (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their own website) the published version of his/her works, as it encourages its circulation and diffusion earliest and thus a possible increase in its citation and scope between the academic community