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Manuscript Submission Guidelines to FormaMente, Digital Universities, Guide Conference
Authors who wish to submit an article to one of the Scientific Journals of Guide Association or a Guide Conferences are kindly recommended to send an Abstract with the following components:
- Title, short and informative
- Subtitle (optional) differently formatted
- Keywords, significant, not general, maximum 5
- Short bio and bibliography
Abstract should be a significant synthesis of the full work that will be presented in the second stage. With reference to the structure, the abstract could be descriptive, informative or a mixture of both. Author is free to choose the most suitable for its work.
Descriptive abstract describes, in a narrative way, the titles of the paragraphs up to create an index. Informative abstract, the most appropriate for scientific papers, organizes the synthesis of the full work focusing on objectives or hypotheses of research, the state of art that the author has previously investigated, the methodology, the techniques, the tools and the explored sources. It shows the achieved results, the unexpected impact, it either highlights the difficulties met in the practice or research detailing the reached conclusions by the author. Finally, an informative abstract provides, if necessary, additional information about appendices, questionnaires, graphs, etc... Both descriptive and informative abstracts shouldn’t include subjective value judgments. The third typology of abstract consists of a mixture of the aforementioned two types.
The paper needs to be edited in A4 format with Microsoft Word 97-2003(.docx), 6.0/95 (.doc) file format with Times New Roman 12 point font.
Journals you wish to submit to as well as the Conference are provided of a number of expert peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Editorial Office will keep you informed on the assessment. The articles must be referred to innovative and actual problems.
Review Committee will first assess the abstract, and then the full paper in a second stage. Abstracts’ approval doesn’t imply that the paper will be automatically published in Journals or accepted for the Conference.
Submission of the manuscripts
In scholarly publications, the articles could cover the following types of research: Empirical Studies, Literature Reviews, Theoretical Articles, Methodological Articles, Case Studies, Interview, Other Types of Articles. Papers could range in length from 10 to 15 pages, including bibliography. Paragraphs and optional subparagraphs shouldn’t be numbered. Pictures, graphs, statistics and the appendices need to include specific captions with reference to the source and its relevance need to be stressed in the text.
Quotes inside the paper need to be enclosed by single quotation marks, clearly referred to the author
Keyword are indicative core terms and should allow academics and researchers to effectively retrieve the article through online search engine such as Google. The choice of the keywords should mention specific and not generic terms highlighting the innovativeness of research or study findings.
Bibliographical references included in the text should be put into brackets with last name of the author/s separated by comma and year of publication. It is recommended to include the reference of the author/s at the end of the speech connected with him/them or the reference topic.
Articulated Bibliography should be sorted in alphabetic order by author’s complete name (last name and name) followed by the year of publication in brackets. To cite monographies, the year needs to be followed by the title, the subtitle (if exists), the place of edition and, finally editor. To reference articles of Journals, title and subtitle are followed by Journal’s information (volume, number, pages) and link online (if exists).
All references in the text must be included in the bibliography. Following examples will clarify the proper punctuation and the different sections of the bibliographical item providing a conceptual picture of the different areas of the authorship such as date, place, editor, journal, etc.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines take into consideration the most popular citation style guides currently used according to the pillar ones: APA Style, Vancouver Style, Chicago Manual of Style.