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Author Guidelines

1. The final version of the manuscript should contain:

- separate title page
- abstract
- main text
- tables and figures
- acknowledgements
- 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 an 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 or 7th 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.

In-text references should appear following the author-date method, for example, (Johnson, 2010). All sources that are cited in the text must appear in the reference list at the end of the article.

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. Length:

Manuscripts should be approximately 6,000–12,000 words in length including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, etc.). Review Articles are detailed discussions over the state of affairs in a certain discipline or overviews of one’s own work in a specific domain, please try to constrain your reviews to 12,000 words. Research Notes are short descriptions of ongoing research and should not be longer than 3,000 words.

Book Reviews are discussions of a single or several book(s) and can be up to 2,000 words.

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.
- Abbreviations consisting of capital initial letters do not have full stops (NATO or UN). Use commas after abbreviations i.e. and e.g.
- Use a comma in thousands and larger numbers (5,320), point is utilised in commas (5,320.5). Inclusive numbers should be written in full (43–47, not 43–7).

Submission Process

All manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial assistant via email to Please do not send a hard copy of your submission.

After submission and initial screening the author will receive an email informing the author whether the article will be sent for peer review. Subsequently, your article will enter the process of blind peer review. You will receive an evaluation sheet with the comments of the reviewer and you are expected to consider incorporating the observations of the reviewer to your article.

As a final procedure your article will undergo language editing.

As manuscripts undergo certain editorial modification, authors are asked to check proofs carefully. To facilitate rapid and efficient publication, authors are asked to check and return proofs within 5 working days. Author should refrain from making extensive changes to the text.


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