Instruction for Authors


All papers should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th edition; for more details, please see: and should be double-spaced.

Word limit

Manuscripts for full paper should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length (including references, tables and figures). All  papers will be double blind peer reviewed and must follow standard academic conventions (APA).


Authors are required to have their papers edited (checked) by a native English speaker.


Papers must consist of following data:


Try to be short, concise and informative.

Author names and affiliations. 

Please give all details as you wish them to appear in publication. Give full name of your organization and the country name.


The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the main results and major conclusions. It should be max. 250 words long.


Give 3 -5 key words representing main issues raised in your paper.


Arrangement of the paper


Divide paper into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


State the objectives of the paper and provide background, avoid a detailed literature survey and summary of the results.

Theoretical framework.

Give adequate review of literature supporting your work and explaining your research.


Results should be presented clearly and concisely.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeating them. Reference to literature should be precise and adequate.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented with reference to the practice if necessary.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.

Figure captions, tables, figures, schemes.

Present these at the end of the paper. They are described in more detail below. High-resolution graphics files must always be provided separate from the main text file. The locations of the figures etc. must be represented in the text (e.g. (Figure 1.)).


Specific remarks


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Be careful in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the text.



Responsibility for the accuracy of references lies entirely with the authors.

Citations in the text.

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

Citing and listing of Web references. 

As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference list.

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.

Reference to a journal publication:
Smith, J.,  (2000). On writing a scientific article. in: Journal of Scientific Communications, Vol. 163, pp. 51-59.

Reference to a book:
Smith, J., (1979). On writing papers. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Smith, R., & Baker, L. B. (1994). How to write papers. in: R. Jones, & R. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to research (pp. 281-304). New York: E- Publishing Inc



Corresponding author.

Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.