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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, 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.

Author Guidelines

  1. All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not submitted to another journal or under consideration for publication in another form, such as a monograph or chapter of a book. Authors of submitted papers are obligated not to submit their paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission.
  2. The text of the manuscript should be prepared in 11 pt type with 1 inch margins. The text should be single spaced.
  3. The first page shall contain the title of the manuscript, and an abstract of not more than 250 words. The first page should also include the names of the authors, their affiliations and email addresses.
  4. Abstract: Author(s) will need to write abstract briefly and clearly the main aims and findings/conclusions of the work; it should provide the reader a clear idea of what has been achieved. The length of the abstract should be within 150-250 words.
  5. Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced 
  6. Tables and Figures must be numbered with Roman numerals and should be placed in the appropriate place in the main text.Tables can be single spaced and the font size should be 10 pt. Each table must have a title followed by a descriptive legend.
  7. References appear at the end of the paper. They should be single spaced and 11 pt font size. 
  8. References to publications in the text should appear as follows: Dowrick and Golley (2004) report that... or (Edwards, 1993) or (Dowrick and Golley, 2004) or Fraire, et.al. (2013).
  9. The complete list of references should be as follows:

Edwards, S., 1993. Openness, trade liberalization, and growth in developing countries. Journal of Economic Literature, 31(3): 1358-1393.

Dowrick, S. and J. Golley, 2004. Trade openness and growth: Who benefits? Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 20(1): 38-56. Available at:https://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/grh003.

Fraire, M., C. Longobardi, L.E. Prino, E. Sclavo and M. Settanni, 2013. Examining the student-teacher relationship scale in the Italian context: A factorial validity study. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 11(3): 649-664.

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