Authors guidelines

1. The final version of the manuscript should contain:

- title page
- abstract
- main text
- references
- appendixes

Title page should include the title of the article, the author’s name, and email address, word count (including abstract, text, notes, references and appendices). Where more than one author is involved, the lead author should be clearly indicated for contact purposes.A brief biographical statement of approximately 50 words should be included on the title page about each author. The statement should include the author’s current institutional affiliations, general research interests, and recent publications.

The manuscript must include a descriptive and informative abstract of up to 200 words. The abstract must give a concise statement of the intention, results and conclusions of the paper. We kindly ask the authors to include up to five keywords (e.g. Keywords: transnationalism, diaspora, media.).

Provide all tables on figures in formats that can be edited.

References are to be formatted using APA style 6th edition. The basic form for journal articles is: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. And for books: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Please use footer of the page for references.

Appendices may be used to include important information that would otherwise break up information in the main text. However, please try to keep the number of Appendices to a minimum.

2. Lenght: Manuscripts should be approximately 6,000 – 20,000 words in length including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, etc.). 

3. General guidelines:

- East West Studies Journal of Social Sciences accepts submissions written only in English. The Journal does not do translations or provide language services of any kind.
- UK spelling is preferred.
- Use single quotation marks (’…’), double quotation marks ("…") should only be used within quotes.
- Use footnotes (not endnotes) in order to convey substantive information to the reader, also for reference purposes.
- Abbreviations consisting of capital initial letters do not have full stops (NATO or UN). Do not use commas after abbreviations i.e. and e.g.
- Use a comma in thousands and larger numbers (5,320), point is utilized in commas (5,320.5). Inclusive numbers should be written in full (43-47, not 43-7).


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.

- 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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- The text adheres to the stylistic requirements (including referencing) outlined in the Author Guidelines. For example, the text should be typed with an interval of one line spacing, font Times New Roman, 12 pts; to highlight the accents it is recommended to use italics rather than underlining (except Internet links). All images, graphics and tables are placed within the text according to the meaning of the particular part of text (and not at the end of the document).
- Internet links are provided as a complete URL. 


Submission Process

All manuscripts should be submitted via email to mariliis.rannama@tlu.ee. Please do not send a hard copy of your submission.

As manuscripts undergo certain editorial modification, authors are asked to check proofs carefully. Proofs will be sent via e-mail to the author for checking. To facilitate rapid and efficient publication, authors are asked to check and return within 5 working days. Author should refrain from making extensive changes to the text.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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