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Author Guidelines uses OJS, a web-based, automated, submission system to track and review manuscripts.

Manuscripts have to be submitted through the journal website at If you experience any difficulties or have any questions about submitting your manuscript, please contact the journal staff

Authors must examine and accept without any reserves Statement on publication ethics and publication malpractices. publishes original contributions only, not previously published or submitted to other journals.

Each paper must have a 100-200 words abstract and 4-6 keywords, in order to facilitate indexing.

During the submission, authors must check if their paper complies to the following requirements.

Articles and submissions processing charges (APC) does not ask for articles processing (APC) or submissions charges.


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.

  1. Text abides by the maximum number of types allowed for selected section
  2. Paper is uploaded in Word or RTF format using the journal article template
  3. The manuscript is anonymous: name, affiliation and email address of each author are put in the metadata and not in the text or the file properties
  4. Tables, images, etc. are put in the text with proper captions
  5. Quotations from other texts are put in the paper between double quotation marks "..."
  6. is adopting for the references The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. in the Author-date format.

    References are put in the manuscript. In the text, reference is between brackets in the form (Family name Publishing year, number of page), i.e. (Pollan 2006, 3)

    Reference list will appear at the end of the article in the long form.

    Please remember to include in the reference list only the works cited in the text, in alphabetical order by author family name or by title, in case authors are missing. For example:

    • Book, one author: (Pollan 2006, 99–100) Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin.
    • Book, two or more authors: (Ward e Burns 2007, 59–61) Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. 2007. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf.
    • Chapter or other part of a book: (Kelly 2010, 81–82) Kelly, John D. 2010. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    • Article in a print journal: (Weinstein 2009, 440) Weinstein, Joshua I. 2009. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104:439–58.
    • Article in an online journal: (Kossinets and Watts 2010, 439) Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115:405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247. Please use DOI. If DOI is not available please put an URL.
    • Repeated quotations of the same work have to be stated as “Ibid.”. More examples are available at suggests his authors to use a reference manager (like EndNote or Zotero) connecting it to MS Word.
  7. The authors allow editorial modification of both text and metadata. At the end of editorial workflow authors will check the proofs and can discuss any modifications
  8. Authors are aware of this journal's Privacy and Consent policy.
  9. Paper submission may be rejected if not compliant with the above-mentioned guidelines

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