Editing guidelines

Major Sections, Typing and Format of Manuscript

  • The manuscript must contain title, abstract, keywords, body of the article , references, and if applicable also appendices .
  • The entire manuscript (including tables, figures and references) should be approximately 30 000 characters (including spaces), however in extraordinary situations bigger contributions are also accepted.  
  • The text should be formatted in one column (A4 page format), justified, 12-point single-spaced Times New Roman, and with one-inch margins.
  • Do not use footnotes or endnotes in the manuscript. If the information is important please put it in the main text, otherwise please omit it.
  • Do not place acknowledgements into the manuscript in any form (eg. In the text, as a footnote). Exception is made when the body financing the research requires such information to appear in the text.

If you have concerns about the structure, formatting etc. refer to APA guidelines (http://www.apastyle.org).

Abstract, Title , and Keywords

  • The manuscript title must not exceed 15 words. The title of the paper should appear at the top of this first page. It should be centered, bold-faced, and in all capital letters in 14-point font.
  • The abstract (max. 200 words) should be placed below the title and above the keywords, and highlight the following points: (a) a statement of the background situation that led to the development of the manuscript; (b) a clear statement of the problem or the basic issues involved or the aim of the paper; (c) a brief description of the methodology used; (d) a brief summary of the key findings or conclusions of the research.
  • A set of 3-5 key words to serve as indicators on the paper's contents should follow the abstract.

Body of the Article and Headings

  • Main headings should be used to designate the major sections of an article. Within the main body of the paper, the major headings typically include such things as INTRODUCTION, BACKGROUND, METHOD, RESULTS, DISCUSSION & CONCLUSIONS (accordingly to the type of research paper). Supporting material, such as references, and appendices are also treated as major headings.
  • In all cases, major headings should be centered, bold-faced, and typed in all capital letters.
  • Secondary headings should be typed flush with the left margin, in title case (small letters with major words beginning with capitals), and in bold.
  • Third-order or paragraph headings should begin with a standard paragraph indention, be typed in sentence case (small letters with only the initial word capitalized), followed by a period, and in bold. The text should follow on the same line.
  • Do not number headings and subheadings.

Hypotheses or Research Problems and Questions

  • Each hypothesis, research problem or question that is a subject of your analyses should be identified explicitly and separately (if more than one ).


  • Within a paragraph or sentence, identify elements in a series by lowercase letters in parentheses.
  • Separate paragraphs in a series are identified by an Arabic numeral followed by a period.

Citations and References

  • Use APA style for citations and references

Tables and Figures

  • Figures and tables must be included in the main body of the article and must have a referrals in the text.
  • Also all figures and tables must be uploaded separately, as jpg or tiff files (resolution 300 dpi).
  • Tables and figures must not exceed the size of 136 mm width and 200 mm high.
  • Tables and figures must be prepared and captioned exactly as they are to appear in the Journal; they must be numbered consecutively (one series for tables, one for figures) in the text.
  • Use a gray scale in all figures and tables if possible (do not use a color scale). Please note, that all color materials will be printed in black and white.
  • All figures and tables must have indicated source below the table or figure. If authors use reprinted material, adapted material, and material owned by other parties this is the sole responsibility of the authors of submited manuscript to obtain all necesary permissions for publishing such a material.

Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Code Names

  • Do not use unconventional abbreviations, acronyms, or code names. The names of constructs and variables should be expressed using ordinary words.
  • For known and accepted acronyms, please spell out the term when used for the first time, then use acronyms in subsequent references.