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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 10-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The title page is prepared.
  • All authors' information is removed from the main document.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts submitted for review are expected to be free from language errors and must be written and formatted strictly by following the latest edition of the  APA style.

If you are comfortable using templates (strongly recommended), we offer a Word template for manuscripts.

If you prefer not to use a template, please follow the alternate instructions given below.

  • All margins should be set to 2,54 cm.
  • Articles should be typed in 10-point font size-Times New Roman, on an A4 page, paginated, and 1.5 line spaced.
  • Headings should be as follows:
Level Format
1

Centred, Boldface, Title Case Heading

The text starts with a new paragraph.

2 Flush Left, Boldface, Title Case Heading

 

The text starts with a new paragraph.

3 Flush Left, Boldface Italic, Title Case Heading. The paragraph text continues on the same line as the same paragraph.
  • The title of the study should be followed by an abstract of 150-250 words and 3 to 6 keywords, at least 3 are mandatory.
  • We only accept files in (Doc) format from Microsoft Word. We do not accept PDF submissions or files.
  • We expect a typical paper to be between 3000 and 10000 words, including tables and figures.
  • Authors must ensure the accuracy of citations, quotations, diagrams, tables, and maps.

Before you submit

Dear Author, to save your and our time, please read carefully the information below before you start the submission. Below we illustrate the criteria for processing your manuscript. Check carefully if your article has good chances to be processed for peer reviewing and possible acceptance.

Principal reasons for rejection are:

– The manuscript does not comply with the editorial requirements (graphical abstract, institutional email, etc.)

– Out of scope. Articles not fitting with the aims and scope of the journal will be rejected by the Editors prior to review.

– Lack of originality. Studies that are essentially confirmatory of similar studies previously published and not adding to our knowledge will not be considered for publication.

– Ethical issues (Please see http://jrsmte.com/ethics-2/).

– Data do not support the conclusion.

– Other causes for rejection are 1. Plagiarism (including self-plagiarism); 2. Data manipulation (manipulation of images); 3. Data duplication or splitting the data into two or more articles.

Submission

Submission to our journal proceeds totally online, via the manuscript submission system, and you will be guided stepwise through the generating and uploading of your files. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail.