The paper should be submitted by the author via e-mail and online submissiom. The content of the article should not be submitted simultaneously to another journal.
There is no general limitation of the overall size nor of the number of figures, nor of the level of details considered to be necessary. However, the appropriate length of a manuscript depends on the information presented in the paper. A manuscript should consist of the following content.
The title should be simple, concise and informative with only the first word capitalized. A shortened version of the title consisting of a maximum of 100 characters (including spaces) for running headers should also be provided.
A list of all authors, as well as corresponding addresses, and e-mail address should be provided. Each address should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the name of the author concerned. Addresses should contain all information necessary for an effective mail delivery. E-mail should also be provided to speed up communication between readers and authors. This information will be published unless authors request otherwise.
An abstract should accompany each manuscript; it should be completely self-consistent (i.e., with no figure, table, equation or reference citations), not exceeding 250 words and written as a single paragraph.
The body of paper must range between 6000-7500 words, written in Gouldy Old Style. It could be divided into sections. Sections should be bold. Subsections should be italic.
Whichever spelling you choose (British or American English) please be consistent throughout.
The words “section(s)”, “equation(s)”, “figure(s)” and “reference(s)” are abbreviated as “sect(s).”, “fig(s).”, “eq(s).” and “ref(s).” unless they are the first word of a sentence. The word “table” is always written in full.
Latin expressions, such as, e.g., i.e., et al., versus (vs.) should be set in italic.
Footnotes to text material, which should be kept to a minimum, and which should be indicated by numerical superscripts: 1, 2, 3, etc. They should be placed at the foot of the relevant page.
Book: Barrie Axford, The Global System, Politics and Culture, New York: St. Martin&rsquos; Press, 1995, 13-15.
Journal: Benjamin Arditi, “From Globalism to Globalization: The Politics of Resistance.”, New Political Science, Volume 26, Number 1 (March 2004): 1-18.
Seminar proceeding: Bard Andreassen A, “Human Rights and Legal Empowerment of the Poor.”, Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Expert Seminar, Geneva 23-24 February 2007, Norwegian Centre for Human rights, University of Oslo.
Chapter: Clifford Geertz, “Religion: Anthropological Study”, in David L Sills (ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, London: Collier-Macmillan Publishers, 1965: 2-5.
Bibliography should be written according to these below examples:
Book: Axford, Barrie. The Global System, Politics and Culture. New York: St. Martin&rsquoss Press, 1995.
Journal: Arditi, Benjamin, “From Globalism to Globalization: The Politics of Resistance”, New Political Science, Volume 26, Number 1 (March 2004): 1-18.
Seminar proceeding: Andreassen A, Bard, “Human Rights and Legal Empowerment of the Poor”, Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Expert Seminar, Geneva 23-24 February 2007, Norwegian Centre for Human rights, University of Oslo.
Chapter: Geertz, Clifford,“Religion: Anthropological Study”, in David L Sills (ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. London: Collier-Macmillan Publishers, 1965: 2-20.
The proof correction stage
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Authors are asked to carefully check the proofs. They should keep in mind that the aim of proofreading is to correct errors that may have occurred during the production. Therefore they should particularly check completeness of text, equation breaks, figures, tables and references.
Only essential corrections are accepted.
The author has the final responsibility for the corrections.
Corrections should be returned within 48 hours and can be sent back either as a detailed list by e-mail (quoting the amendments location with page, columns and line number). Please do not alter the PDF proof file, add annotations or send back an amended manuscript file.
As soon as the proofs are returned, the paper will be corrected and posted for the on-line publication.
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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.