Name(s) of author(s): Calibri 12, bold
Institutional affiliation: Calibri 12
Title: Calibri 20
Abstract: Calibri 10, 150-200 words, English (USA), single-spaced
Keywords: Calibri 10, 5-7 words, English (USA)
ARTICLE: Calibri 11, justified, single-spaced, English (USA); 3000-7500 words (with footnotes and Works Cited)
ARTICLE STRUCTURE: Articles should start with a clear-marked Introduction (written in bold). This should refer to the context in which the paper is written, the context of the research. It should refer to current debates on the topic/ the field of the article. It should clearly state the objectives and usefulness of the paper. The body of the text should be divided into sub-chapters, each with its own heading, written in bold. The body of the article should present a clear methodology and should also engage critics’opinions on the subject, both pros and cons, and should include quotations, both from primary and from secondary sources. Articles should end with a clear-marked Conclusions (written in bold), which should come logically from the arguments of the text.
WORKS CITED: cite at the end all the works you have quoted in the text, alphabetically; do not put here works you have neither quoted nor anyway mentioned in the text. Do not separate primary sources from secondary sources in the Works Cited list.
SMALL QUOTATIONS: quotations no longer than 4 lines must be inserted into the text, between inverted commas. The source of the quotation should follow, in brackets.
LARGE QUOTATIONS: quotations longer than 4 lines must be separated from the text, indented 1.25 cm from the left; single spaced; calibri 10; justified. 1 line between the above and the below texts. The source of the quotation should follow, in brackets.
SHORT BIO: ~ 100 words: your name, rank, affiliation, your most recent publications, works in progress, research interests
E-MAIL: your e-mail address at the end of the article
PAGE NUMBERS: Please do not insert page numbers.
FOOTNOTES: We prefer footnotes instead of endnotes. Calibri 10. Footnotes should be superscripted. They should contain comments that do not fit into the text, but are still needed as justifications, clarifications, or evaluative comments.
PHOTOS: Please make sure you have obtained permission to publish/reproduce them. Please send them with their proper description/caption (the text which explains-describes the photo).
*AUTHORSHIP AND CONTRIBUTORSHIP
We define the author of an article as that person who actually writes the article. Any other person(s) who has generated ideas, made comments on a draft or offered any kind of technical help will be mentioned in the Acknowledgements.
In cases of multiple authorship, each author will be listed alphabetically when authors contribute equally to the writing of the paper. If contributions are unequal, the primary author will be listed first. An agreement in this sense will be signed by all the authors before publication. A written agreement will also be required, signed by all the authors, in cases of changes in authorship.
In cases of multiple authors, the editor will e-mail only one author, called the corresponding author, designated as such by the group authoring the paper, and who will inform all co- authors at all stages.
*CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Since our journal belongs to the field of Humanities, and our authors are faculty members, independent researchers or research institutes employees, we will define conflicts of interest as: the editorial and advisory boards, faculty colleagues or associates of said boards, mentors, mentees, project partners, any kind of coordinators and coordinated relationships and personal relationships with the said board. If, however, financial interests may be involved, these will have to be declared, too. Our journal will ensure a fair and unbiased review process for all such categories, as described in the Peer Review paragraph below. Please tick any of the following categories in the table attached.
*RESEARCH AND WRITING ETHICS
We do not accept, already published works, multiple submissions (your article has been submitted concurrently to other publications) or redundant publications (see here). We only welcome original submissions.
Therefore, when writing your article, please put it in the context of previous research, (as stated in the *Style Guide), which needs to be properly acknowledged and referenced. If your article is the second, third, etc, in a series arising from a single research project, please specify that and reference the primary publication. Do not plagiarize your or others previous work, represent it accurately in paraphrases (reference citations) and quotations, and do not copy any references unless you have read the cited work. The principle of honesty requires you to approach proofs, arguments and opinions both in agreement with your own view and opposed to it.
Authors are fully responsible for the integrity of their work, therefore, please double-check your information, quotations, bibliographic sources before submitting the article for publication. Data fabrication, falsification or manipulation is forbidden. Authors are also responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any tables, figures and photos/pictures they may want to use in their articles.
It is also forbidden for authors to publish identifiable individual data without specific consent from the respective individual.
Authors are asked to respond to reviewers’ comments professionally – insults are forbidden, only empirical, methodological, and formal comments and claims are allowed – and in a timely manner.
PLAGIARISM: Before submitting articles to external double-blind peer-review, we will scan them against plagiarism, with DupliChecker. Where plagiarism will be found, the article will be rejected.
PEER-REVIEW: Research articles will be double-blind peer reviewed, book reviews will only be evaluated by the editorial team. Too poor quality research articles will be rejected before being sent to the external peer-review. Those that will be sent to external peer-review, those of the editorial and advisory boards included, will be submitted to a double-blind review process, in order to ensure a fair and unbiased evaluation. One copy of your articles will be sent to them without your name, affiliation, e-mail or short bio on it, so that your identity remains anonymous all along the process. Reviewers’ identity will also remain anonymous. The editor-in-chief will mediate between authors and reviewers. Reviewers will be asked to respect the confidentiality of the manuscripts submitted to them. Each paper will be sent to at least one external reviewer, in general two external reviewers. Editorial decision will intervene where the two reviewers will strongly contradict each other.
Reviewers will be selected by the editor-in-chief, based on the quality of their own publications and their expertise in the field of the article and so that any conflicts of interest may be avoided: e.g. for the editorial board and faculty colleagues, reviewers will be independent from the publishing institution, for the advisory board and colleagues/associates, they will be independent from their respective institutions. As a general procedure, reviewers will be independent from the authors’ institutions and asked to reveal any potential conflict of interest.
Reviewers will be asked to evaluate articles by commenting on the following: abstract, originality, relevance to the field, structure, methodology, quality of argumentation, bibliography, any other remarks they might see as relevant, regardless of nationality, religious or political views, gender and sexual orientation and to make one of the three recommendations: publish, not publish, changes before publication.
The editor-in-chief will send their comments to the authors and, in case of changes needed, the authors will be asked to address at least the major issues raised by the reviewers. For the dialogue to be a constructive one, all partners involved – editors, reviewers, authors – will use a polite and professional language.
*COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS
If articles have been rejected based on ethical misconduct [see *Research and Writing Ethics and the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (see here)], authors are not entitled to any appeal. If articles have been rejected due to poor quality, if authors have been asked for certain major changes after the peer-review, they may plead their case against such requests. To do that, authors need to take reviewers’ comments one by one and explain why they disagree, in a polite, professional and academic manner. Such appeals will be first judged by the editorial team and, if needed be, by reviewers, until a decision is reached. Still, authors may be asked to resubmit for the next issue of our journal.
*COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING
Copyright for each article belongs to its author(s). An article initially published in HyperCultura must credit this journal, if later published elsewhere.
This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0):
*ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES: This journal does not perceive any APCs.
*ARTICLE SUBMISSION CHARGES: There are no article submission charges.
Please submit your articles, as word documents at Sorina Georgescu – firstname.lastname@example.org.