Guide for Authors

Accepted Submissions

  • Empirical Research Article (Qualittaive/Quantitative Research)
  • Theoretical Article (Conceptual Research)
  • Book Review
  • Review Article (Meta-analysis or systematic review)
  • Case Report (Observation of cases)

Basic Considerations

  • The journal does not charge any fees to the authors for peer review or publication of submitted articles.
  • The journal does not charge any fees to the readers.
  • The articles are published under CC BY 4.0 DEED.
  • Initial submissions should omit all author-identifying material for a two-way anonymous peer review.
  • Submissions must not appear on any publicly visible website to avoid compromising the validity of an anonymous review.
  • We only accept text files or files in .doc or .docx format.
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and it is unacceptable.
  • We do not accept submissions of previously published works.
  • Articles must follow conventions of academic English in terms of proper grammar, punctuation, and typical writing practices.
  • All submitted articles must read as a formal academic article.
  • All in-text citations must be cited in the reference list and all sources in the reference list must be cited within the article, based on the 7th edition of APA publication guidelines.
  • Article submissions should include an updated abstract and set of keywords.
  • Initial submission does not need to be formatted according to the journal article template. However, use of the journal template is required for all final submissions. The template will be provided for authors to apply to the final accepted version of the submission.

Double-blind Peer Review

The journal follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. This means that the author will remain anonymous to the reviewers throughout peer review. It is the responsibility of the author to anonymize the manuscript and any associated materials. Author names, affiliations and any other potentially identifying information should be removed from the manuscript text and any accompanying files (such as figures of supplementary material); A separate Title Page should be submitted, containing title, author names, affiliations, and the contact information of authors. Any acknowledgements, disclosures, or funding information should also be included on this page. Authors should avoid citing their own work in a way that could reveal their identity.


Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Source Files

Please ensure you provide all relevant editable source files at every submission and revision. Failing to submit a complete set of editable source files will result in your article not being considered for review. For your manuscript text please always submit in common word processing formats such as .docx or .doc.

Length of Manuscripts

The usual length of empirical and theoretical, review articles is 5000-8000 words (including references, tables and figures); book reviews in 2000-3000 words; and case reports in 3000-5000 words. However, quality original manuscripts will also be considered that fall outside these ranges.

References and Citations

The style recommended by the 7th edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is the accepted style of the journal.

Online Submission

Please follow this hyperlink and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.