Guidelines for authors

Instructions to authors 

Title: Font Times New Roman, size 12 Bold, centered

Author identity: Name (s), institution (Font Times New Roman, size 12)

Key words: no more than 5 (Font Times New Roman, size 12)

Section titles: numbering scheme: 1. 2. 3. etc. (Font Times New Roman, size 12 Bold)

Subsection titles: numbering scheme: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 etc. (Font Times New Roman, size 12 Italics) 

Main text: 4.500 – 5.000 Words. Font Times New Roman, size 12, single spacing

Tables & Figures: placed within the text

Headers and footers: not recommended

Footnotes: not recommended. Any comments should be included within the main text. 

References: at the end of main text and not as footnotes (font Times New Roman, size 12)

References & Citations

References and citations should follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style. Examples are provided beneath


Reference citations in text are done using parenthetical referencing. Most usually, this involves enclosing the author's surname and the date of publication within parentheses, separated by a comma, generally placed immediately after the reference or at the end of the sentence in which the reference is made(e.g. Alladin, 1992). However, it is also common for the authors to be the subject or object of a sentence. In such a case only the year is in parentheses. In all cases of citation, author name(s) are always followed immediately by a year, and years are never presented without author name(s) immediately preceding it. In the case of a quotation, the page number is also included in the citation(e.g. Alladin, 1992: 4).


Print sources


Ausubel, D.P. (1968). Educational psychology: a cognitive view. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Calfee, R. C. & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Chapter in an edited book

Mcdonalds, A. (1993). Practical methods for the apprehension and sustained containment of supernatural entities. In G. L. Yeager (ed.), Paranormal and occult studies: Case studies in application (pp. 42–64). London, England: OtherWorld Books.

Dissertation (PhD or masters)

Mcdonalds, A. (1991). Practical dissertation title (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Article in a journal

Alladin, I. (1992). International co-operation in higher education: the globalization of universities. Higher Education in Europe, XVII (4), 4-13.

Crackton, P. (1987). The Loonie: God's long-awaited gift to colourful pocket change? Canadian Change, 64 (7), 34–37.

Article in a weekly magazine

Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28–31.

Article in a print newspaper

Wrong, M. (2005, August 17). "Never gonna give you up," says mayor. Toronto Sol, p. 4.

Electronic sources

Article in an electronic journal

McDonald, C., & Chenoweth, L. (2009). Leadership: A crucial ingredient in unstable times. Social Work & Society, 7. Retrieved from /mcdonaldchenoweth

Article with no author identified (the title moves to the "author" position)

Britain launches new space agency. (2010, March 24). Retrieved from Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.

Web pages on APA style

  • ΑPA Publication Manual

  • Social Sciences: Documenting Sources

  • Online Writing Lab