Manuscripts should be original, unpublished work.
Papers must be between 5000 – 9000 words. Shorter texts may be submitted as research notes or essays. Authors are required to provide a short abstract, 3-5 keywords, and mention their (academic) title and institutional affiliation. References should be cited according to the Harvard style. Please send manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The format of the full papers must take into consideration the following specifications:
- Title – Arial 12pt bold, centered and in capitals
- Author’s surname – Arial 11pt bold italic, centered
- Author’s name – Arial 11 bold italic, centered and in capitals
- Author’s institutional affiliation – Arial 9pt italic, footnote
- Abstract – Arial 10pt italic, aligned
- Keywords – Arial 10pt italic, aligned
- Chapters names – Arial 11pt bold, aligned
- Sub names – Arial 11pt bold italic, aligned
- The text – Arial 11pt, aligned
- Quoted or bibliographic sources – Harvard citation style
- Spacing between rows: 1.0
The Editors of IJRT carry out the initial evaluation of manuscripts. Selected articles are then reviewed in a blind refereeing system. Peer-reviewers may suggest changes and additional work and authors are required to revise their papers within a given time frame. Authors will also need to provide details about the changes they made in response to the reviewer’s comments. A response template will be provided by the Editors of IJRT.
Papers are evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Relevance to the general aim of IJRT and for the current Call for Papers.
- Theoretical and methodological grounding: use of consistent and appropriate theory and methodology based on relevant and up-to date scholarship in the field. Authors should make clear how the data discussed in their papers was produced and analyzed.
- Applied potential: it is recommended that work be practice-oriented, it must go beyond a descriptive level and have relevance to a wider range of situations, particularly to current problems and urgent challenges.
- Originality and innovation: innovative and original approaches are encouraged.
- Clarity of writing and argumentation.