Journal of Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 in consideration to be published in another journal.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format and does not have more than 10 000 words (including references list, tables and figures).
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- All articles have authors affiliation, an abstract and keywords.
Page layout and general format:
Paper size A4, 2,5cm left, right, bottom and top margins. Manuscripts should be submitted in Word file using font Times New Roman, size 11, regular, justified and single line spacing. The document should not have more than 10 000 words (including references, tables and figures). The text must be written in British English and in the third person.
1.The first page of the manuscript is the title and authors page and should include: the title of the paper, size 15, bold and left align. The title should be concise and informative. This page should include also the name(s), email(s), affiliation(s), biografic note(s) (about 100 words) and ORCID of all author(s). One or two JEL Classification codes are also needed. The name of the corresponding author must be provided. Acknowledgements should also be included in this first page.
2.The second page should not include any reference to the author(s) names. It starts the main manuscript and should include the title of the paper, the abstract and keywords.
Abstract: The abstract should briefly present the purpose of the study, the main objective(s) and major conclusions. It should have between 100 to 200 words and should not contain any undefined abbreviations, numerical results and references. Preferentially, the abstract should be a single paragraph. Use size 11, regular and justified.
Keywords: Must be provided a maximum of 6 keywords separated by coma (,).
3.The third page starts with the main body of the manuscript. All sections must be numbered using Arabic numeral. Desirably, the structure of the paper should include the following elements: Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results and Conclusion. However, the proposed structure is not mandatory. Other structures are acceptable depending on the specific paper. However, all papers must contain an Introduction and a Conclusion sections.
Plain Text Body: For plain text body, use size 11, regular, justified.
Titles – numbered using Arabic numeral, size 11, bold, capital letters, left aligned;
Subtitles (1st level) - numbered using Arabic numeral (ex. 2.1), size 11, bold, low case, left aligned;
Subtitles (2nd level) – numbered using Arabic numeral (ex. 2.1.1), size 11, italic, low case, left aligned.
Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes and Endnotes: Footnotes and Endnotes are not allowed.
Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, and others, should be placed in the first page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Tables and Figures: All tables and figures should be incorporated in the text. They should be numbered using Arabic numerals and have a concise title explaining its contents. The title should be placed above the table or figure, using size 9, bold and centred. The source and year of the information given in tables and figures should be included beneath its body, centred, size 8, regular (e.g., Source: Own Elaboration). For tables contents use size 8. Please avoid shadings in table cells and vertical rules. Figures must be in JPEG format (image).
Citations and References in Text: Every reference cited in the text should be included in the reference list (and vice-versa). In the first moment a study is referred, the names of all authors should be provided. Then, the usage of "et al." in long authors list (3 or more authors) must be adopted. Inside the text, references must be included using the “author, date” system (e.g., Cooper and Rein (2006) describe… ). After expressing other author(s) idea(s), indicate the author(s)’s name(s) and publication year in parentheses and in chronological ascending order (e.g., … as demonstrated in previous research (Cunha & Cintra, 2005; Flores et al., 2007). Text extracts must be within quotation marks (“”), followed by the author(s)’s name(s), publication year, and quotation pages in parentheses (e.g., “pink fairy armadillos seem to be extremely susceptible to stress” (Superina, 2011, p. 6)).
4.The references list must be placed at the end of the manuscript, with the title References, and ordered in alphabetical order of the first author of each work. It should follow the APA style and only include works that are cited in the text. Use size 11, regular, justified align. Examples of specific formats:
Scientific Articles (Journal article with a DOI)
McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126(1), 1-51. https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000126
Scientific Article Online (Journal article with a DOI, with a nondatabase URL)
Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. A Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17-39. https://www.ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-31
Book (Authored book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version)
Burgess, R. (2019). Rethinking global health: Frameworks of power. Routledge.
Book Chapter (Chapter in an edited book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version)
Weinstock, R., Leong, G. B., & Silva, J. A. (2003). Defining forensic psychiatry: Roles and responsabilities. In R. Rosner (Ed.), Principles and practice of forensic psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 7-13). CRC Press.
Dissertation or thesis from a database
Hollander, M. M. (2017) Resistance to authority: Methodological innovations and new lessons from the Milgram experiment (Publication No. 10289373) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison]. ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Global.
Dissertation or thesis published online (not in a database)
Hutcheson, V. H. (2012). Dealing with dual differences: Social coping strategies of gifted and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adolescents [Master’s thesis, The College of William & Mary], William & Mary Digital Archive. https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/bitstream/handle/10288/16594/HutchesonVirginia2012.pdf
Conference Paper (Paper Presentation)
Maddox, S., Hurling, J., Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, March 30-April 2). If mama ain’t happy nobody’s happy: The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.
Using Third-Party Material in your Paper
Authors obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third-party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript.
Author must inform the copyright holder of the original work if they have adapted significantly any material;
Authors obtain any proof of consent statements;
Authors must always acknowledge the source in figure captions and refer to the source in the reference list;
Authors should not assume that any content which is freely available on the web is free to use. Authors should check the website for details of the copyright holder to seek permission for re-use.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.