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Author's biographical information
Texts must be accompanied by: the author's biographical information (professional title, didactic position, institutional affiliation, contact information, and email address). All of these will be public information for selected authors. The submission of a manuscript implies that the author certifies that the material is not copyrighted and is not currently under review for any refereed journal or conference proceedings. If the paper (or any version or part thereof) has appeared, or will appear, in another publication of any kind, the details of such publication must be disclosed to the editors at the time of submission.
Reference citations within the text
Use authors' last names, with the year of publication, e.g., “(Cojocaru, 2008; Cousins & Whitmore, 1998; Cooperrider, Whitney & Stavros, 2005: 26)”. On first citation of references with three to five authors, give all names in full, thereafter use [first author] “et al.”. In the references, the first six authors should be listed in full. If more than one article by the same author(s) in the same year is cited, the letters a, b, c, etc., should follow the year. If a paper is in preparation, submitted, or under review, the reference should include the authors, the title, and the year of the draft.
A full list of references quoted in the text should be given at the end of the paper in alphabetical order of authors' surnames (or chronologically for a group of references by the same authors), commencing as a new page, typed double spaced. Titles of journals and books should be given in full, e.g.:
Cooperrider, D., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. (2005). Appreciative Inquiry Handbook. The first in a series of AI workbooks for leaders of change, San Francisco: Crown Custom Publishing and Berret-Koethler Publishers.
Chapter in edited book
Bell, J. (2004). Managing evaluation projects. In Wholey, J., Hatry, H, Newcomer, K. (coord.), Handbook of practical program evaluation, San Francisco: Jossey- Bass, pp. 571-603.
Patton, M.Q. (1988). Integrating evaluation into a program for increased utility and cost-effectiveness. New Directions for Evaluation, 39, 85-94.
Illustrations should be digital files, following these guidelines: 300 dpi or higher EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only Submitted embedded in text files
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded in the text A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below.
Manuscripts should be no more than 5.000 words all-inclusive and should be double spaced, written in English. Well-developed shorter manuscripts are also acceptable. Submitted papers will be screened by the volume editors before they are entered into the review process. Submissions should be sent by email as an attachment of a single file that includes all images and figures. The preferred format is MS Word for Windows. All manuscripts should be generally outlined and edited to conform to the APA writing style. All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Authors are expected to participate in the review process. The submission of a manuscript implies that the author certifies that the material is not copyrighted and is not currently under review for any refereed journal or conference proceedings. If the paper (or any version or part thereof) has appeared, or will appear, in another publication of any kind, the details of such publication must be disclosed to the editors at the time of submission. There are no fees for publication and authors will received the electronic version of his article by email.
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