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Author Guidelines


The Journal only accepts submissions written in English


The title should be short, specific and informative. The first name, and surname of each author should be followed by the name of their organisation, if any, city with postcode, and country. The email address of the lead author should also be provided. For the purposes of communication with the Journal staff during submission, review, revision and publication, only one author is designated as the Lead Author. 


The second page of the manuscript should contain the Abstract, which must not exceed 250 words. The Abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they have read the paper, and reference citations should be avoided. It is essential that the Abstract clearly states the focus and importance of the work described in the paper.


Abbreviated terms

Abbreviated terms and acronyms should be given in full on first use, with the abbreviated form in brackets; if used in the Abstract they should be re-defined at first mention in the main text.

Section headings

Section headings should not be numbered: first-level headings should be in bold text, second-level headings in italic text, and third-level headings in italic and included as part of the paragraph text.


Quotations should be given in single quote marks, with double quote marks for quotes within quotes; quotations of more than 50 words should be set apart from the main text and indented.


Lists may be numbered using roman numerals or set as bullet points; lists within lists should be lettered, then numbered with Arabic numerals.


A reference list should be provided at the end of the article. All cited works should be included, and no un-cited works should be included. References should be arranged alphabetically by author. Works by the same author should be arranged by second author, then by date. Works by the same authors in the same year should be cited as “(2010a)” and “(2010b)”. In-text citations are given in brackets in the text, for example (Brown and Smith, 2010; Patell, 2003). 

Examples of citation formats are given below:


Heron, B. (2007) Desire for Development: Whiteness, Gender, and the Helping Imperative, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Canada.

Edited volume

Rich, W., ed. (1996) The Politics of Minority Coalitions: Race, Ethnicity, and Shared Uncertainties, Praeger, Westport, CT.


Ghai, A. (2001) Disability in the Indian context: post-colonial perspectives, in M. Corker and T. Shakespeare, eds, Disability Discourse, Open University Press, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 1-11.

Journal article

Fujiura, G. T. Park, H. J and Rutkowski-Kmitta, V. (2005) Disability statistics in the developing world: a reflection on the meanings in our numbers, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities18, 295-304.


London School of Economics (2006) The Depression Report: A New Deal for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Mental Health Policy Group, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, London.

Conference paper

Hendriks, C. (2002) ‘Navigating the murky waters of civil society in a deliberative democracy’, paper presented at the Australian Political Science Association Conference (Political Sociology stream), 10 October 2002, Canberra, Australia.


DFID (1999) Sustainable Livelihood Guidance Sheet, UK Department for International Development, accessed at: (5 June 2010).


Tables and Figures should be numbered sequentially, using Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1, Table 2, Table 3; Figure 1, Figure 2 …). Each table and figure should have a brief descriptive title. Additional explanatory information can be provided as footnotes below the table or figure. All tables and figures must be cited in the text (e.g. “As Figure 3 illustrates …”).



Acknowledgements can be provided in a short paragraph between the main text and the reference list. If your work has been funded, please acknowledge that in a seperate paragraph.



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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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ISSN: 2399-178X