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REVIEW PROCESS
 

The Journal aims at rapid publication of research results while maintaining rigorous peer review process. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by two or more experts in the fields, and a decision returns to the authors between 3 – 5 weeks. If due to special circumstance the review process takes longer, authors will be notified by email. Manuscripts with significant results will be reviewed and published at the highest priority and speed.

Original research papers, theoretical works, review articles, and technical reports can be submitted on the understanding that the work is not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

General: Manuscripts should be typed on one ular A4 white paper, with 3 cm. margins on all four sides / on the left, right, top and the bottom (which means the text should cover an area of 16 x 24,7 cm), 12 point font size Times New Roman, double spaced, in plain text format, without hyphens at the end of lines. Pages should be numbered consecutively. The cover page should contain: (i) the title of the article, (ii) author(s), (iii) complete affiliation(s), and (iv) e-mail address, fax and telephone number of the corresponding author. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity.

 

STYLE OF MANUSCRIPTS:

Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English. Indent new paragraphs. The manuscript should be presented in the following order.                                   

Title: Title should be Title Case and in bold type.

Headings: Headings should be upper case and in bold type. Sub-headings should be lower case and Sub-Subheadings should in lower case and in italics.

Figures: You must also supply a high-quality hard-copy of all figures and tables in case we need to scan. A figure legend should be supplied.

Tables: Number in order of mention in the text and Table should be in text form not show as an image.

 

REFERENCES:

All publications cited in the text should be present in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to the author's name (without initials) and year of publication, e.g. "Johnson (2001) has shown that..." or "Findings of the present study is in agreement with (Smith, 2006)."

For 2-6 authors, all authors are to be listed at first citation, with "and" separating the last two authors. For more than six authors, use the first six authors followed by et al. In subsequent citations for three or more authors use author et al. in the text. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

Guide for Citing Resources —APA Style

This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. (Washington, D.C.:American Psychological Association, 2001).

Reference items are listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper. These same items are referred to in the body of the paper using the In-Text style.

Please Note:

• APA now uses hanging indent formatting in the reference list.

• For In-Text direct quotes, add page numbers: e.g., (Komisar, 1991, p. 13)

 

Book (one author)

Reference: Komisar, L. (1991). The new feminism. New York: Franklin Watts.

In-Text: (Komisar, 1991)

Book (two to more authors)

Reference: Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E.B. (1979). The elements of style (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

In-Text: (Strunk & White, 1979)

three or more authors (Strunk, White, & Smith, 1979)

subsequent references (Strunk et al., 1979)

 

Electronic Resources

See also: APA Online Electronic References (www.apastyle.org/elecref.html)

 

Specific Internet Document

Reference: Electronic reference formats recommended by the American Psychological Association. (2000, October 12). Retrieved January 3, 2001, from http://www.apa.org/journals/webref.html

In-Text: (American Psychological Association [APA], 2000)

subsequent (APA, 2000)

 

Electronic Article (Journal Article found in a database)

Reference: Jacobson, J. W., Mulick, J. A., & Schwartz, A. A. (1995). A history of facilitated communication: Science, pseudoscience, and antiscience. American Psychologist, 50, 750–765. Retrieved January 12, 2001, from PsycARTICLES database.

In-Text: (Jacobson et al., 1995)

 

Electronic Article (Exact duplicate of print version)

Reference: Vanden, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version]. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123.

In-Text: (Vanden et al., 2001)

 

Electronic Article (Format modified from print version)

Reference: Vanden, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from http://jbr.org/articles.html

In-Text: (Vanden et al., 2001)

 

Book Chapter

Reference: Roll, W. P. (1976). ESP and memory. In J.M.O. Wheatley & H.L. Edge (Eds.), Philosophical dimensions of parapsychology (pp. 154-184). Springfield, IL: American Psychiatric Press.

In-Text: (Roll, 1976)

 

Encyclopedia Article

Reference: Warren, S. A. (1977). Mental retardation and environment. In International encyclopedia of psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, and neurology (Vol. 7, pp. 202-207). New York: Aesculapius Publishers.

In-Text: (Warren, 1977)

 

Journal Article (one author)

Reference: Maki, R. H. (1982). Categorization effects which occur in comparative judgment tasks. Memory & Cognition, 10, 252-264.

In-Text: (Maki, 1982)

 

Journal Article (two or more authors)

Reference: Atkinson, R. C., & Shiffrin, R.M. (1971). The control of short-term memory. Scientific American, 225, 82-90.

In-Text: (Atkinson & Shiffrin, 1971)

three to five authors (Smith, Zappella, Rosen, Gustman, & Rock, 1994)

six or more authors (Smith et al., 1994)

subsequent references (Smith et al., 1994)

subsequent references in same paragraph (Smith et al.)

 

Magazine Article (one author)

Reference: Kandel. E. R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.

In-Text: (Kandel, 2000)

 

Magazine Article (no author)

Reference: The blood business. (1992, September 11). Time, 97, 47-48.

In-Text: ("Blood Business," 1992)

Newspaper article (no author)

Reference: Amazing Amazon region. (1989, January 12). New York Times, p.11.

In-Text: ("Amazing Amazon Region," 1989)

 

Educational Resources Information Center Report (ERIC)

Reference: Mead, J. V. (1992). Looking at old photographs:Investigating the teacher tales that novice teachers bring with them (Report No. NCRTL-RR-92-4). East Lansing, MI: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No .ED 346 082)

In-Text: (Mead, 1992)

 

ERIC Document - (from E-Subscribe)

Reference: Mead, J. V. (1992). Looking at old photographs:Investigating the teacher tales that novice teachers bring with them (Report No. NCRTL-RR-92-4). East Lansing, MI: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. Retrieved Oct. 23, 2001 from E-Subscribe database.

In-Text: (Mead, 1992)

 

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS:

By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript.

 

PROOFS:

Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF. This software can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added.

 

PAGE CHARGES: 

Payment will be made for published articles. The Payment is 100 $ for each article.

 

 

 

 

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