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Manuscript preparation

The purposes of these recommendations are to facilitate the manuscript preparation and to set the premises for a real and consistent exchange of information between authors and readers.

The text should be written entirely in English, French or Deutsch, and edited in an A4 format with 4cm margins, Times New Roman, 12 point, and single spaced. The articles submitted for the Studies and Research and Interviews sections may not exceed 25 pages, and those for the rest of the section types may not exceed 8 pages, including the references (in both cases). The pages will not be numbered. To facilitate the review process, the first page of the article should include only the title, the word count for the entire article, the names and surnames of the authors and also the contact details for all authors (e-mail and/or telephone number, organizational affiliation). Further references to the author(s) should be done using the term the author(s). The second page should begin with the abstract (150 to 200 words, in English) and keywords (up to 5), followed by the rest of the article. The effect sizes and/or the statistical power of the research should be reported, where appropriate, being an important criterion of manuscript acceptance.

Tables, graphs, pictures etc. should be inserted in the text of the article. They should be numbered independently in accordance with the order of appearance in text and should be accompanied by an adequate title. The letters and numbers in titles and content of the tables and figures should be edited with Normal font, size 10.

References within the text will include the name of the mentioned author(s) and the year of the referenced source. The reference list at the end of the article will be edited according to the APA norms [Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® (2009), 6th Edition]. All citations should be listed in the reference list, with the exception of personal communications and classical works.


Reference examples:

Book chapter

McGuire, W. (1969). The nature of attitudes and attitude change. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.), The Handbook of Social Psychology (Vol. 3, pp. 136-272). Boston: Addison-Wesley Publishing.

Journal article

Hicks, D. (2012). Performance-based university research funding systems. Research Policy, 41(2), 251-261.

Book, authored

Papalia, D.E., & Wendkos-Olds, S. (1992). Human Development (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Paper presented at a conference

Saupe, J.L., & Eimers, M.T. (2010, May 29-June 2). Correcting correlations when predicting success in college. Paper presented at the 50th Anniversary Forum of the Association for Institutional Research "Charting our Future in Higher Education", Chicago, Illinois.

Article in an internet only journal

Winterton, J., Delamare-Le Deist, F., Stingfellow, E. (2006). Typology of Knowledge, Skills and Competences: Clarification of the Concept and Prototype. Luxembourg: The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Retrieved September 15, 2013, from


World Health Organization (2003). Investing in mental health. Retrieved October 2013 from


Manuscript submission

Please do not send previously published papers or articles that are sent for review to other journals. All efforts should be undertaken to submit manuscripts electronically to the executive editors (attached files via e-mail, We accept .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf files. The first author will be notified via e-mail about the arrival of the article. At the point of acceptance, all contributing authors are asked to give signed consent to publication, and to confirm that they have approved the final version of their manuscript. Contributors must declare any commercial interests, such as directorships, share-holdings, consultancies, honoraria, grants, fees, gifts or travel expenses received from organizations whose product is used in a study or referred to in your article. Financial or personal interests in competing companies should also be stated. The Author Statements for Publication is available on our website,, in the journal's section.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/ or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Please submit the manuscript together with the statement available here (as separate files).