Author Guidelines


Please follow these instructions to prepare your manuscripts

The file submitted for the initial consideration and review must be in a PDF file format, and must not contain the names and addresses of the authors to facilitate double-blind review process. An editable file such as an MS Word or OpenOffice or LaTex file will be requested after the review, and it is at this stage that names, affiliation and email addresses should be provided in the file.

Use either British English or American English, but not a mixture of both.

There is no page limit per article, but being concise is encouraged.

All figures and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate place, rather than at the end, and should come with a number and a caption. A standalone description after a caption is encouraged.

The abstract should consist of only one paragraph, and there must not be any direct citations and references. Acronyms such as APA may not be used in the abstract.

Three to six keywords are required. When filling keywords on our website, please separate them by hitting the Enter key on your keyboard. Also capitalise every noun; for example, write Key Word rather than Key word.

Footnotes are discouraged.

To highlight within your text, only italics should be used. Avoid underlying or writing in bold.

Longer mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line and centred.

Proper referencing is important

Strictly use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style [in LaTex use apacite], and order your references alphabetically in respect to the surnames of the first authors. In your list of references, do not capitalise every noun in titles, only the first and proper nouns should be capitalised. The journal name and volume should be in italiscs, but not the issue. The title of the journal is capitalised as in its official name. Example:

Surname1, I., Surname2, M., & Surname, N. (2019). The title of the article. The Title of the Journal, 10(2), 11-23.

This is how you should cite books: Author, M. (2010). The book title. City: Publisher's Name. Finally, conference proceedings and book chapters are cited as follows: Jaynes, E.T. (1979). Where do we stand on maximum entropy? In R.D. Levine, & M. Tribus (Eds.), The Maximum Entropy Formalism (pp. 15–118). Cambridge: M.I.T. Press.

You should cite the original source, not those who cited the idea themselves. For direct citations, specify the exact page number. All ideas of others must be properly referenced, but do not include references that have not been cited in the text in your list of references.

Cite longer passages without apostrophes, but as a separate paragraphs with wide margins. They must stand out separately from your text.

You can use the following article as an example how to prepare your manuscript and the list of references: Exemplar Article.