INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
1. The structure of a contribution
The structure of a contribution for acceptance is binding, namely in the following form:
- - Title of the contribution
- - Name of the author and co-author(s) (without academic degree titles)
- - Abstract
- - Keywords
- - Actual text of the contribution (shall correspond to the structure of a scientific article with the following chapters: introduction, theoretical background/ literature review, methodology, data description, results and discussion, conclusion)
- - List of references
- - Author(s) information (Name including academic degree titles, work place, e-mail address)
- 2. Instructions for writing a contribution
2.1. General specifications
- Paper length: Maximum size of the manuscript is 10 pages (format A4) and not more than 5,000 words including abstract and references
- Text: The paper must be written in English, A4 paper, Times New Roman, Size 12pt, Single-spaced, After 6pt, justified
- Margins: The margins must be formatted to 2,5 cm on all sides of the paper.
2.2. Title, Authors, Key words, Abstract, Maintext
- Title: Size 16, Single-space + After 6pt, CAPTIAL+Bold
- Authors: Size 13, Single-space After 6pt, Bold, Italic and Center. The authors’ name should include first name, middle initial and surname
- Abstract: Size 10, Italic, approximately 200 words, and should include the following: aim, method, results and conclusion
- Keywords: Size 10, Italic, Single-space + After 6pt; 5 to 6 keywords listed in an alphabetical order
- Main text: Size 12, Single-space + After 6pt
- 2.3. Headings
- Headings should be used with third level heading, size 12
- Heading 1: CAPTIAL+Bold; for example, 1. FIRST- LEVEL HEADING
- Heading 2: Bold; for example, 1.1. Second-level Heading
- Heading 3: Italic, Bold; for example, 1.1.1. Third-level Heading
- 2.4. Tables and Figures
- Table text: Size 12, Adjusted to fit page, Single-space
- Name: Tab.1 and Fig. 1 for a figure and the source should follow.
3. References and Footnotes
References should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA) in alphabetical order. All sources cited in the paper must be included in the References section.
3.1. Citations in the text
Source material must be documented in the body of the paper by citing the author(s) and date(s) of the sources. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
3.2. Citing and listing of web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
- Examples of references:
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
- Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.
- Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
- Reference to a web source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available:
http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm (7th July, 1999)
Content footnotes are occasionally used to support substantive information in the text. Place the footnotes at the end of the page: 10-pt. Times New Roman.
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