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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.
  • Manuscript is from 5,000 to 7,000 words long, including the abstract and reference list. It is written in UK English.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

References should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style in alphabetical order. References should be cited in the text first alphabetically, then by date (e.g. Devetak, 2009; Vogrinc & Valenčič Zuljan, 2009; Vogrinc & Valenčič Zuljan, 2010) and listed in alphabetical order in the reference section at the end of the manuscript. If there are three, four or five authors, all authors should be cited at the first mention. If the cited paper has more than five authors it should be cited like the first author + et al., but list the first six authors in the reference list. Use a comma between two references by the same author (e.g. Vogrinc, 2000, 2002). When authors are mentioned in text, i.e. not in parentheses, do not use ampersand (e.g. As suggested by Devetak and Vogrinc (2003), but NOT as has been shown by Brown & Green (2004)). When a specific page, section, equation, or other division of the work is cited, after the author's last name(s), and the year of publication, a specific page reference should be included (e. g. Vogrinc, 2008, p. 5).

The titles of sources that are not originally in English must be translated into English so that the English translation follows the original title in square brackets.

Examples of acceptable forms of references at the end of the chapter are:

Journal papers

  • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of journal article. Title of journal, volume number (issue number), first page–last page.

Books

  • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of the book. City/ies: Publisher.

Edited Books

  • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of a chapter. In A. A. Editor, B. B. Editor, & C. C. Editor (Eds.) [or only Ed. if one editor], Title of the book (pp. first page–last page). City/ies: Publisher.

Electronic sources

  • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of electronic text. Retrieved Month, Day, Year, from (enter full http address).

Documents from conferences

  • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of a chapter. In A. A. Editor, B. B. Editor, & C. C. Editor (Eds.) [or only Ed. if one editor], Title of the book (pp. first page–last page). City/ies: Publisher.

Other Guidelines:

Cover Page

To facilitate blind reviewing, the cover page should not form part of the manuscript file, but all meta data should be entered in the OJS.

First page

The name(s) of the author(s) should not appear on this page. 

For papers reporting empirical research, state in brief: the primary objective (the research questions addressed or any hypothesis tested); the research design; the methods and procedures employed; the number of subjects; the main outcomes and results; the conclusions drawn from these data and results, including their implications for further research or application/practice.

Key Words
Please provide 3 to 5 key words or short phrases in alphabetical order after the abstract.

Figures, tables and ilustrations

All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a Figure and they should be numbered as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Complete and descriptive titles of the figures should be put below the figure.
Each table should be numbered as Table 1, Table 2, etc. Complete and descriptive titles of the tables should be put before the table. Tables and figures must be referred to in the text and numbered in order of their appearance.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

Appendices

Supplementary material should be submitted as a suplementary file.