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, 3-5 words, English (USA)
ARTICLE: Calibri 11, justified, single-spaced, English (USA); 5000-8000 words.
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, 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. Please see here a brief description of the Works Cited List and In-Text Citations, an excerpt from/according to the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition.
Book reviews: ~ 1000-3000 words; no earlier than 3 years before the year the volume is published
SHORT BIO: 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. We display your e-mail address, so that readers may be able to contact you directly, if they want to, regarding your 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
We will define conflict of interest as authors belonging to: our Editorial Board, our University colleagues, or authors belonging to the same universities as the members of our Editorial Board. The information will appear on the front cover of their articles.
If the editor-in-chief wants to publish a research article in this journal, her article will be submitted to the same double-blind peer-review process as the rest of the articles. Someone else from the Editorial Board will find the reviewers.
*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.
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. Where plagiarism will be found, the article will be rejected. – We will use Dupli Checker and copyleaks.com.
PEER-REVIEW: Research articles will be double-blind peer reviewed, book reviews will only be evaluated by the editor-in-chief. Too poor quality research articles will be rejected by the editor-in-chief before further peer-review. Those that will be sent to further peer-review, those of the editorial board 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. Reviewers will be selected by the editor-in-chief, so that any conflicts of interest may be avoided, i.e., they will be independent from the authors’ institutions. 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—editors, reviewers, authors—will use a polite and professional language. Your article will be read by at least two researchers specialized in the field of your article. We hope to give you the acceptance/rejection answer in 1-3 months from the moment we receive your article.
*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.