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Author Guidelines

Notes for contributors

Submission guidelines are due to the need to facilitate the editorial process of publishing articles. Strict adherence to formatting guidelines allows the editors to concentrate on the content of articles submitted. It also ensures translation of authors' formatting to the printed product. Additionally, multiple formats are unattractive and may interfere with reading.

  1. CJSSP accepts original academic articles, research notes, book reviews written in EnglishAll forms of plagiarism constitute unetchical publishing behavior and are unacceptable. Submitted articles are checked by
  2. Contributions should be submitted electronically at (please submit texts in MS Word, Rich Text Format or WordPerfect. PDF files are not acceptable).
  3. The maximum length of articles normally shouldn’t exceed 8000 words (including tables, figures and references).
  4. Word Times New Roman 12, double space format and American spelling is preferred. Please do not insert line breaks in the text or special spacing for formatting.
  5. Please format  title and section headings in CAPITAL BOLD TYPE.
  6. Section sub-headings should be italicized.
  7. Manuscripts should include a 150-word abstract and 3-7 keywords.
  8. The cover page must contain the title of the submission, but cannot not include the authors’ name and contact information. 
  9. All authors' name academic affiliation and address (including phone and fax number, or e-mail) should be entered during the submission process and should not in any context show up in the submission itself.
  10. In a cover letter the authors should declare that the submitted article is not under review at any other journal and hasn’t been published yet in English.
  11. Tables and figures should be presented on separate pages. Titles and headings should be self-explanatory and inserted using the automatic table/diagram header function in Microsoft Word. Footnotes belonging to tables and figures should indicate the source of data and other necessary information for clear understanding.
  12. Footnotes in the text should be kept at the minimum.
  13. The number of figures should be kept at the minimum; they should be presented in black and white, camera-ready format.
  14. Authors are usually notified within two months about the result of the review.
  15. Authors assign copyright to CJSSP. Authors are responsible for permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.
  16. References in the text should contain the surname of the first author and the year of publication (e.g. Bornshier et al. 2004).
  17. Full references should be given at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order, with DOI number, in the following style:


Book reference:

Etzioni-Halevy, Eva (1993), The Elite Connection. Problems and Potentials of Western Democracy, Cambridge, Polity Press

Article in book:

Burgess, Michael (2003), “Federalism and federation,” in: Cini, Michelle, ed., European Union Politics, Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, pp. 65-79.

Article in journal:

Henfridsson, Ola - Lars Mathiassen - Fredrik Svahn (2014), “ Managing technological change in the digital age: the role of architectural frames”, Journal of Information Technology Vol. 29, No 1, pp. 27–43.

Article on WWW site:

As for journals, with the address and date of last access of the site




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).

    The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  2. The submission does not contain the authors' name, or any contact information.

Copyright Notice


Authors assign copyright to CJSSP. Authors are responsible for permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.


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