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.
- All documents are in Word.
- The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
NJSR mainly publishes scientific journal articles that present new empirical data and contribute to theoretical developments. However, we also accept essay submissions. Essays refer to an argumentative style of writing, and these submissions may be problematizing, explorative and discursive. We expect the same high quality for essay publications as for research papers; they need to be focused on specified topics; follow a clear argument with a logical progression; and engage with updated research literature in the respective field. Essays need to engage with topics within the stated scope of the journal, and we welcome submissions with topical and novel contributions. Hence, we expect essays to adhere to one or more of the following characteristics:
- Clear in thought
- Arguments based on empirical grounds and data
- Substantive conclusion
- Citations and references to all data and literature consulted
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The NJSR will not make available the names and contact information entered to any other party, and will only use this information for the purposes of this journal.