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Author Guidelines

Editorial Policy

Social Cohesion and Development publishes high-quality critical research articles, book reviews and research report that match its aim and scope. Research articles must be submitted in English and should not exceed 8,000 words all inclusive (2,000 words for the Book Review section).

The journal adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors; those that fit within the aims and scope of the journal are sent for outside review. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. Referees normally respond within 5 weeks and an editorial decision is made as soon as both referees' reports are received.

Book reviews are assessed by the Book Review Editor and research reports by the Editor.

 Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts for publication through the online submission system.  

Papers should be submitted as a PC compatible word file in double-spaced typescript A4 size. Text should be standard  12 point. 

They should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words, and up to 6 keywords.

Endnotes may be used for explanatory purposes only. 

 

Ensuring a Blind Peer Review

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.

2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

 

For Microsoft 2010 (Windows):

  1. Under the File menu select "Prepare for sharing."
  2. Click on the "Check for issues" icon.
  3. click on "inspect document" icon.
  4. Uncheck all of the checkboxes except "Document Properties and Personal information".
  5. Run the document inspector, which will then do a search of the document properties and indicated if any document property fields contain any information.
  6. If the document inspector finds that some of the document properties contain information it will notify you and give you the option to "Remove all," which you will click to remove the document properties and personal information from the document.

 For PDF files:

  • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

Supplementary Material

Social Cohesion and Development can host additional material such as datasets. 

Reference Style

Consult the Harvard Reference style for text and citation format. 

Author contact details

Please supply full contact details for the corresponding author including affiliation, e-mail, mailing address, telephone. 

Pre-submission English-language editing

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited. Language editing services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of such services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication. 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. The Article furnished to SOCIAL COHESION AND DEVELOPMENT is an original work, it has not been published previously, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in print or in electronic form.

  2. To the best of my knowledge the Article does not defame any person, does not invade the privacy of any person, and does not in any other manner infringe upon the rights of any person.

  3. The Article does not in any way violate intellectual property rights of third parties. Wherever permission is required, I have obtained it from the copyright holder.

  4. I have read and I accept the Copyright Policy and have prepared the manuscript according to the Author Guidelines of the Journal.
  5. I retain ownership and/or right‐holder of all rights under copyright in the Article, and all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.

 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (preferably 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).

 

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