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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 11-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.

Author Guidelines

Papers

  1. Papers should be of 3500 - 6000 words in length (1.0-spaced, Times New Roman 11). The length of the article will be considered by the editorial board.
  2. An abstract of 150-200 words (1.0-spaced, Arial 9), as well as 5 to 7 keywords shall be included under the title of the article and the name of the author. We ask authors to state concisely in the abstract the following points: What is the main issue they deal with, how they approach it, what are their findings and how these findings develop the state of knowledge in the given discipline. Always refer to the country(ies) of your research.
  3. Please note that we accept only articles that we received in the journal official template: Official_template_SPR.

References

  1. The author(s) should present full References in the alphabetical order at the end of the paper.
  2. References must be in Harvard Style:
  • In-text Citation:

(Surname, Year published) or (Surname, Year published, p. / pp. Pages).

  • In References:

Books with One Author

Last name, First Initial. (Year published). Title. City published: Publisher, Page(s).

Books with Two or More Authors

Last name, First initial., Last name, First initial. and Last name, First initial. (Year published). Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).

Chapters in Edited Books

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Chapter title. In: Last name, First initial. ed., Book Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).

Conference Proceedings

If published online:

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Title of Paper. In: Title of Conference proceeding. [online] City: Publisher of the Proceedings, Page(s). Available at: URL [Accessed Day Mo. Year].

If not published online:

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Title of Paper. In: Title of Conference proceeding. City: Publisher of the Proceedings, Page(s).

Print Journal Articles

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Journal.  Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s).

Journal Articles Found on a Database or on a Website

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article Title. In: Journal. [online] Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s). Available at: URL [Accessed Day Mo. Year].

Print Newspaper Articles

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Newspaper. Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s).

Newspaper Articles Found on a Database or a Website

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Newspaper. [online]. Available at: URL [Accessed Day Mo. Year].

Print Magazines

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Magazine. Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s).

 

Book Reviews

  1. Book reviews shall not exceed 2,000 words (ca. 8 standard pages). At the SJPS you are required to use the Harvard referencing system in the text and also in the reference list.

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