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Author Guidelines

For submissions please contact:

Editorial Board Secretary
Jana Leyman, University of Antwerp, Sint-Jacobstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
e-mail: jana.leyman@uantwerpen.be

 

Instructions for authors

Since the journal’s circulation is worldwide, the journal welcomes contributions from authors in all parts of the world. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Managing Editor.

Authors’ responsibilities include the following:

  • Submit a manuscript which has not been submitted for publication or published in any other publication.
  • Get written permission to publish lengthy quotations, illustrations, etc. for which the author does not own the copyright.
  • Send four copies of the manuscript to the Managing Editor for peer review. Manuscripts can also be sent by e-mail to the Managing editor and to the Co-Managing Editor.

Manuscript preparation instructions:

  • Use standard American English.
  • Use MS-Word to produce the manuscript.
  • Type the title of the article, the name of the author(s), the university affiliation and the correspondence address on the cover page.
  • The title should briefly indicate the exact subject of the article.
  • Type the title also on the first page of your text.
  • The article should begin with a summary – abstract – of about 130 words.
  • A list of three to six key words should be provided directly below the abstract. These key words should express the most important content of the manuscript, as they will be used for indexing purposes.
  • The text should be as concise and clear as possible.
  • Use as few figures and illustrations as possible and only if necessary to clarify the text. Figures and illustrations must be originals or sharp clear photo copies. Number them sequentially, give each a descriptive title, and refer to them in the text. Put each figure and illustration on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
  • Use as few tables as possible and only if necessary to clarify the text. Number them sequentially, give each a descriptive title, and refer to them in the text. Check data for accuracy and make sure that information repeated in the text is correct. Each table should be comprehensible without reference to the text. Put each table on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
  • Do not use foot- or endnotes. Include all necessary reference information directly in the text ( e.g.,Brown, 1999, p.22-25).
  • Use the Harvard style for the in text references and the reference list.
  • Check that all text references cited are listed and that all references listed are cited in the text.
  • Check that the spellings of names and publication years in the text agree with the list of references.
  • Number each page.
  • Print only on one side of the paper.

Review procedure

The journal is committed to high standards of peer review. Each manuscript accepted for review by the managing editor is evaluated by two or more scholars active and publishing in the field of political socialization. Their evaluations help the Executive Editors decide whether to publish a manuscript. The main criteria used in making editorial decisions are scientific originality and contribution to the field of knowledge about political socialization and behavior. After a manuscript has been accepted for publication and after all revisions have been incorporated, the author must submit a hard copy of the final article accompanied by electronic files on CD or diskette. The CD/disk must be the one from which the accompanying finalized version of the manuscript was printed.

Before publication, the author will receive a proof copy to check for typographical errors only. The proof copy and corrections must be returned to the Managing Editor within two weeks of receipt together with a statement transferring copyright from the author(s) to the publisher.

 
 

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