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Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

Please be sure that before you submit a manuscript that you read and understand the online submission, and author guidelines. Please note you will also require a USERNAME/PASSWORD for the site and that online registration and login are required to submit manuscripts to Eco-thinking and to check the status of current submissions.

Author Guidelines

It is essential that authors prepare their papers according to the established specifications in order to avoid delays in the submission process. Contributors are encouraged to read these instructions before preparing a manuscript for submission, and to check the manuscript for compliance before submitting it for publication in the system.

All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th edition; for more details, please see: http://www.apastyle.org).

Please remove all identifying features from the paper itself by ensuring that no author's name appears in the main text, in-text citations or in the reference list. Eco-thinking accepts most word-processing formats, but ‘MS-Word' is preferred. Please keep a backup copy of the electronic file for your own reference and security.

All text should be in single-column format and single-spaced with right and left margins of at least 3 cm each. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions on your word-processor.

Provide the following data on the title page and save this as a separate file:

Title

Insert a concise and informative title. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and Affiliations

Indicate the names of the authors. Present authors' affiliation addresses below the names.

Corresponding Author

Clearly indicate with a footnote the lead or correspondence author and provide full postal address including country, phone number (with country / area code) and e-mail address.

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.

Author(s) bio statement(s)

Provide short bio statement(s) of author(s).

Specific remarks:

Tables and figures: Tables and figures must be embedded in the text, not appended to the end of the document. High-resolution graphics and image files must always be provided separate from the main text file.

Figures need to be clear and efficiently constructed in order to keep file sizes from exceeding what the system can handle. Number the tables and figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word-processors build footnotes into the text and this feature may be used.

Submission Preparation Checklist:

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements.

Extended Abstract:

Should your manuscript be accepted for publication, the editor will also require you to produce a brief 2-3 page extended abstract for practitioners use which will also be posted on Eco-thinking and linked to your original paper or work.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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