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NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
OPEN PEER REVIEW
Notes For Contributors
The Editor welcomes the submission of articles for consideration.
Please read the notes for contributors thoroughly before submitting a manuscript. In particular, please note that the IJC now operates an open peer review processs; see points 13 and 14 below for more information:
1. Manuscripts should be sent by email to Submissions
2. Student dissertations should be sent to Mike Sutton
3. Student dissertations should be accompanied by supervisor's contact details so the IJC can verify your work.
4. Hard copies may be requested and, if so, should be provided on disc.
5. Please use Times New Roman font.
6. Manuscripts are accepted on the basis that they are solely submitted to the IJC and that they must not be published elsewhere without the permission of the IJC Editor.
7. Decisions on whether to include manuscripts will normally be made within 4 weeks of our receipt.
8. All manuscripts should be submitted as a Word Document, single line spaced with a left hand margin of 3 cm.
9. The authorís name, any contributor names, the title of the article, an abstract and the number of words should be provided on a separate document.
10. References should be alphabetically listed giving the names of journals and books in full.
11. Referencing should follow the Harvard method - see link to the right of this page.
12. Authors are requested to ensure their manuscript is free from error as the final copy which is submitted by the author(s) to IJC (NUP) will be published.
13. The IJC now operates an open peer review process. For further information on this process please Click here
14. Please note that authors must ONLY send manuscripts to Submissions once the open peer review process is complete and when the article is in a format that you are happy for the IJC to publish.
15. The IJC (NUP and flashmousepublishing ltd) holds the copyright of all published articles.
|IJC - OPEN PEER REVIEW
Following a successful trial of the new approach, the IJC is moving to an open peer review process. The process
involves publishing the reviewers names, affiliations and comments at the bottom of the reviewed article. There are
several reasons for adopting this approach and the pros and cons of open versus anonymous/blind peer review can be
found in many papers and discussions on the Internet.
To read more about the open peer review process Click here
The IJC is pleased to announce the publication of an updated Referencing Guide for students.
Compiled by Natasha Chubbuck, Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, this referencing guide provides an
invaluable resource for all students. Chubbuck details the intricacies and complexities of referencing in a
straightforward and concise format, providing the only referencing guide students will need.
To download Click here
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