Initial Paper Submission for Screening and Review – Document formatting Instructions
Papers should be word-processed in Arial typeface, 11-point font. They should be double-spaced, on A4-size paper. Writing should appear on only one side of the paper, be fully justified and with each page being numbered in the footer, and the page numbering centered.
The opening page should be formatted as follows –
Provide hierarchical numbering (1, 1.1, 1.1.1 etc. …) for each section, with the Introduction section being the first.
Section headings and sub-headings within sections should be capitalized (i.e., nouns, verbs, and all other words except articles, prepositions, and conjunctions should be set with an initial capital) and should, with the exception of the title, be aligned to the left. Words joined by a hyphen are subject to a special rule. If the first word can stand alone, the second word should be capitalized.
Figures and other illustrations should be centered and given figure numbers and suitable captions, with “source” indications where relevant.
Displayed equations or formulas should be centered and set on a separate line (with an extra line or half-line space above and below). Displayed expressions should be numbered for reference. The numbers should be consecutive within each section or within the contribution, with numbers enclosed in parentheses and set on the right margin
If using footnotes – the superscript numeral used to refer to a footnote should appear in the text either directly after the word to be discussed or, in relation to a phrase or a sentence – following the punctuation sign (comma, semicolon, or period). Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the normal text area, with a line of about 2 cm set immediately above them.
For citations in the text please use square brackets and consecutive numbers: , , .
The references list should be given the “References” or “Bibliography” sub-heading and have numbered entries to correspond to the in-text citations. The standard formats for each numbered item can be based loosely on Harvard notation, as shown in the examples shown below –
Send the paper via e-mail, as an attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a cover note in the message body. Within the cover note, specify the contact name and e-mail address for the lead author. The lead author will also be responsible for completing the copyright form, on behalf of the other authors, if a paper is accepted for publication.
Note that as part of the initial screening process, all paper submissions will be run through anti-plagiarism checkers, to assure originality of the content.