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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Original scientific papers report unpublished results of completed original scientific research. Experimental data should be presented in a way that enables reproduction and verification of analyses and deductions on which the conclusions are based. Manuscripts should normally not exceed 6000 words.
Short communications should also contain completed but briefly presented results of original scientific research. Manuscripts should normally not exceed 2000 words.

Reviews are submitted at the invitation of the Editorial Board. They should be critical surveys of an area in which preferably the author himself is active. The reviews can be longer than typical research articles but should generally be limited to 10 000 words including references, tables and figures.

Professional papers report on useful practical results that are not original but help the results of the original scientific research to be adopted into scientific and production use. Manuscripts should normally not exceed 4000 words.


  • Prepare the entire manuscript in single-space typing, on numbered pages of A4 format with margins of 2.5 cm on each side. Do not use footnotes.
  • The papers should be written in the shortest possible way and without unnecessary repetition. The original scientific papers, short communications and reviews should be written in English.
  • Manuscript should contain: title, authors names and addresses, abstract, key words, introduction, experimental or theoretical background, results and discussion, acknowledgement (if desired) and references.
  • Title. It should be brief and informative but should define the subject of the manuscript.
  • Authorship. List the first and the last name of each author. Omit professional and official titles. Give the complete mailing address of each author. For the corresponding author include and e-mail address and phone and fax numbers. The name of the corresponding author should carry an asterisk.
  • Abstract. Each manuscript should be provided with an abstract of about 150-200 words. It should give the aim of the research, methods or procedures, significant results and conclusions. Define any abbreviations used in the abstract.
  • Key words. Up to 5 key words or phrases should be given to facilitate indexing and online searching.
  • Introduction. The most important previous results related to the problem in hand should be reviewed avoiding a detailed literature survey, and the aim and importance of the research should be clearly stated.
  • Methodology. This section should contain a description of the materials used and methods employed in form which makes the results reproducible, but without detailed description of already known methods. Manuscripts that are related to theoretical studies should contain a subheading theoretical background where the necessary details for verifying the results obtained should be stated.
  • Results and discussion. The authors should discuss their findings, postulate explanations for the data, elucidate models and compare their results with those of other works. Irrelevant comparisons and speculations unsupported by the new information presented in the manuscript should be avoided. The conclusions should be not given separately but included in this section.
  • Conclusion. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section. Conclusions should provide a summary of important findings and their implicants to the area of research that is the forms of the article.
  • Tables. They should be given with a suitable caption and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letter. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet. The correct position of the tables be marked on the manuscript.
  • Figures. Figures (photographs, diagrams and schemes) should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals) in order to which they referred. They should accompany the manuscript but should not be imbedded in the text. Each figure should be clearly marked with the figure number and the first author’s name. All figures should have captions that should be supplied on a separate sheet. The maximum finished size of a one column illustration is 8.0 cm and that of a two column illustration is 17.0 cm width. Figures should be also sent in electronic form as TIFF or JPG files with minimum 300 dpi or higher resolution.


References should be cited according APA Style 6th Edition

Chapter in an edited book:

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Conference proceedings published in a journal:

Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(47), 23499–23504.

Journal article:

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217.

Whole edited book:

Hygum, E., & Pedersen, P. M. (Eds.). (2010). Early childhood education: Values and practices in Denmark. Hans Reitzels Forlag.

Conference presentation:

Evans, A. C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Published Dissertation or Thesis References

Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Webpage on a news website:

Toner, K. (2020, September 24). When Covid-19 hit, he turned his newspaper route into a lifeline for senior citizens. CNN.



The authors bear the whole responsibility for the content of the contributions. It is assumed that by submitting their paper the authors have not violated any internal rules or regulations of their institutions related to the content of the contributions. Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.

A cover letter must accompany every new submission. It should contain full names of all authors and their affiliation, the manuscript title and the name and contact information for the corresponding author. Please provide a mailing address, e-mail address, and phone and fax numbers. Authors are requested to submit, with the manuscript, the names and full contact details (including e-mail addresses) of 3 potential referess.

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