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1. Author details

Author details should contain the following elements:

■ Full name of each author – First name, middle initial(s) and last name.

The names of the authors should appear in the order of their contributions.

■ Institutional affiliation of each author, when the research was completed – Affiliation (University, Faculty, Doctoral School, Research Institute etc.), City, State.

If an author is not affiliated with an institution, provide the city and state.

■ Corresponding author

Where more than one author has contributed to the article, details of who should be contacted for correspondence (telephone or e-mail address).

2. Title page

The title page should contain the following: title, author details, type of article, keywords and abstract.

  • Title

The title should be short and objectively describe the abstract.

Don’t use abbreviations in the title.

  • Type of article

The author should provide the type of article.

We encourage authors to submit one of the following types of journal articles: empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies, book reviews, comments, viewpoint and replies on previously published articles.

  •  Keywords

A list of keywords should be provided below the title.

Authors should provide no more than 6 keywords or short phrases reflecting the main ideas of the manuscript.

  • Abstract

Abstracts must contain at least 100 words but should not exceed 180 words.

Abstracts must include details about originality, relevance, innovation, results and practical applications of the study undertaken.

Abstracts will be accepted only correctly written English without grammatical or spelling errors. No matter the language in which the manuscript is transmitted, the title, the abstract and the keywords must be in English only.

Abstract should contain no bullets or references.

Abstracts must be written as simple text format (no tables, graphs or pictures).

Abstract should be edited in Times New Roman, italic, with 12-point font size, single spacing, with no indentation.

(You can use the Abstract style provided in the paper template, style section).

3. Text

Organize the main text of the article: clearly, concisely, logically, originally.

Avoid jargon or overly technical language.

Use the normal style described above for the main text of the paper, available in the paper template.

Use the heading styles described above, available in the paper template.

4. Acknowledgements

Funding, other contributors to the study or in manuscript preparation.

5. Biographical sketch

Funding, other cBrief biographical sketch of each author describing their professional background, research interests and e-mail addresses.

6. References

The seaopenresearch.eu preferred style of reference is APA (American Psychological Association Style).

7. Tables

Tables submitted as pictures are not editable and should not be included.

Tables need to be formatted in Word and should be placed centered.

Refer to each table in the text. Use table number (Arabic number) when citing tables (…the four-dimension framework as sketched in Table 1 is suggested as …).

Please indicate the source whether a table is not original and presents information from another source or the table is original and presents information processed by the author.

The title of tables should be placed before the tables.

The title of tables should be formatted using Times New Romans, with 10-point font size, single spacing, centered, boldface, uppercase and lowercase.

The source of tables should be formatted using Times New Romans, with 10-point font size, single spacing, centered, italics, uppercase and lowercase, ending with a period.

(You can use the Table style provided in the paper template, style section).

TABLE FORMAT:

Table No.

Title of table

Source: source of the table.

8. Figures

Provide high-quality figures like graphs, charts, maps, drawings, photographs.

Refer to each figure in the text. Use figure number (Arabic number) when citing figures (As seen in Figure 1, each of the survey items…).

Figures should be placed centered.

Please indicate the source whether a figure is not original and presents information from another source or the figure is original and presents information processed by the author.

The title of figures should be placed below the figures.

The title of figures should be formatted using Times New Romans, with 10-point font size, single spacing, centered, boldface, uppercase and lowercase.

The source of figures s should be formatted using Times New Romans, with 10-point font size, single spacing, centered, italics, uppercase and lowercase, ending with a period.

(You can use the Figure style provided in the paper template, style section).

FIGURE FORMAT:

Figure No.

Title of figure

Source: source of the figure.

For the source of both tables and figures you can use the Source style provided in the paper template, style section.

Put all tables and figures at the end of the manuscript, following the references

9. Appendices

Examples: study measures or items

Appendix A, Appendix B

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