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â€¢Title of the text and the issue for which it is submitted. Please limit titles to 140 characters or less.
â€¢ An abstract of no more than 200 words.
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1. General Requirements
Please write your text in English; American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both. When writing numbers, use a period, not a comma, to represent the decimal point and a space to separate numbers of more than five digits into groups of three, whether on the left or the right of the decimal point (i.e., 10 000.471 85, but 1000.4718). We only accept manuscripts written in English. Papers between 3 000 and 5 000 words are preferred.
2. Preparation of Text
Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: Title; abstract; keywords (indexing terms, normally three-to-six items); introduction; material studied, area descriptions, methods and/or techniques; results; discussion; conclusion;acknowledgments; references.
General Rules for Text Please use the following rules for the entire text, including abstract, keywords, headings, and references.
Font: Times New Roman; Size: 10 pt.
Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph â€” 0 pt.; below paragraph â€” 4 pt.
Line Spacing: fixed, 12 pt.
Heading 1: Times New Roman; 10 pt.; Bold; for example, 1. First-level Heading
Heading 2: Times New Roman; 10 pt.; Italic; for example, 1.1 Second-level Heading
Heading 3: Times New Roman; 10 pt
3. Subdivision of the Article
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections (e.g., 1., 2., 3., etc.). Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc., and sub-subsections should be numbered 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc. Note that the abstract is not included in section numbering. Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to â€œthe text.â€ Any subsection, ideally, should not be more than 600 words. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible but not at the expense of clarity.
4. Reference Style Guide
Generally, citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association, but we also accept other recognized styles such as MLA.
Please Note: Please do not auto-number your endnote references but insert the reference number â€˜manuallyâ€™ in both the text and in the Notes. Auto-numbering creates difficulty for those putting the document online.
5. DOIs in References
The journal/publisher encourages authors to cite those items (journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, technical reports, working papers, dissertations, etc.) that have DOIs. When the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links to the regular references. The DOI persistent links should be the last elements in the references. The persistent links should be active.
Format of persistent link: http://dx.doi.org/+DOI
Example of persistent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/2.901164
The authors or editors may retrieve articlesâ€™ DOIs at http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/.
You can register a free account to start retrieving articlesâ€™ DOIs. CrossRef allows you to check multiple references. Please read this webpage very carefully. Only articles with assigned DOIs can be retrieved through this webpage.