For authors

Instructions for authors

All the articles published in the journal will be in one of the following languages: English, French or German. If the language of submission is not your native language, then the efforts you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission will improve the legibility of your paper.

Submitted articles should contain an abstract in English and 4-6 English keywords and contact details of the author: name, organization, email and mailing address. All articles will be evaluated through double blind review process.

Manuscripts will be sent electronically to the email address provided ( The format of the document will be .doc or .docx without using styles.

The journal accepts only original, previously unpublished materials. Reproduction of  the articles should only be made by fully referencing the source, in compliance with the international rules of citation.

Lengths of the manuscripts should be: 8-12.000 words for research articles, 5-8.000 words for essays and research notes, and 1-3.000 words for book reviews.

The document should be edited as follows:

The chapters will not be numbered. The font in the body of article will be Times New Roman 12.


Notes which do not belong to the head of the article should be numbered consecutively. They should be placed at the end of the article, not as footnotes. A note which refers to the head of the article should be indicated by an asterisk.


Tables should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Provide a caption (without abbreviations) to each table, and refer to the table in the text.  If the explanatory material in either the heading or body of the table is too long, place it in the explanatory footnotes, identified by superscript letters, just below the table.


All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Multi-part figures should be labeled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.). Keys and scale bars must be inserted directly in the figures. Small text and great variation in text sizes within figures should be avoided. Figures may fit approximately within the column of the journal. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, and refer to the figure in the text.

In-text references

In-text references will be placed between brackets (author's last name, year, p. page(if needed) or pp. pages (if needed)).  Examples: (Schwab & Petersen, 1990), (Conway, de Haan & Norton, 2009), (Greenwood, 2004, pp. 336-337). If there are more than 3 authors for a reference, only the first author should be mentioned in the in-text citation, followed by et al. Example: (Stone et al., 2011). All in-text citation should be matched by entries in the bibliographic list, and all entries in the bibliographic list should have at least a correspondent in an in-text citation.

We strongly advise authors to check first their references and retrieve DOI's using JSRP free account at Crossref ( address:

Bibliographic list should be placed under the heading "References".


1. Journal article:

Schwab, R., & Petersen, K. U. (1990). Religiousness: Its Relation to Loneliness, Neuroticism, and Subjective Well-Being. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 29(3), pp. 335-355

2. Book chapter:

Greenwood, D. T. (2004). Measuring quality of life with local indicators. In E. N. Wolff & J. Levy (Eds.), What has happened to the quality of life in the advanced industrialized nations? (pp. 334-374). Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

3. Book, authored:

Barnes, M. (2002). Poverty and social exclusion in Europe. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

4. Book, edited:

Winn, J. K. (Ed.). (2006). Consumer protection in the age of the 'information economy'. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

5. Paper presented at a conference:

Roese, N. (1999, November 3-6). Canadians’ Shrinking Trust in Government: Causes and Consequences. Paper presented at the National Trends Conference, Ottawa.

6. Dissertation:

Chekola, M. G. (1974). The concept of happiness. PhD thesis. The University of Michigan.

7 Articles/books in press:

Westervelt, S., & Cook, K. Framing innocents: the wrongly convicted as victims of state harm. Crime, Law and Social Change. (in press)

8. Article in an Internet-only journal:

Gilbert, A., & Williams, S. (2008). Analyzing the Impact of Gender on Depictions of Touch in Early Childhood Textbooks. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 10(2). Retrieved June 15, 2009, from

9. Webpage:

World Bank. (2006). World Development Indicators Online (WDI). Retrieved August 8, 2008, from