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.
  • The Article furnished to the journal 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I have read and I accept the Copyright Policy and have prepared the manuscript according to the Author Guidelines of the Journal.
  • I grant to the Journal "Homo Virtualis" a royalty‐free, worldwide nonexclusive license perform all necessary actions to publish first the article in an issue of the Journal.
  • I retain ownership and/or I am the lawful right-holder of all rights under copyright in the Article, and I reserve all right not expressly granted in this Agreement.
  • The Journal reserves the right to further license the Article to any third party in order to be further used, distributed or communicated to the public by any means, including the Internet or other electronic communications.
  • In any case of re‐publication of the Article, the Journal should require permission by the Author.
  • I have the full power and authority to provide the warranties and agree to the license granted by virtue of verifying all the above statements.
  • Authors have to register for an ORCID ID. Author ORCIDs will be entered in the appropriate field during the submission process

Author Guidelines

Detailed registration and article submission instructions may be found here

Please use our article template and stick to the following standards when submitting your paper. Only articles in Greek should contain an extra first page with the title, author names, abstract, keywords, and authors’ affiliations in English. 

Authors are required to strictly adhere to the latest version of APA (American Psychological Association) style. For more details on APA style:

For better results, authors are advised to use a citation manager, whether commercial or open source (like zotero etc).

Homo Virtualis publishes original research papers, theoretical discussions, book reviews, and young scholars research (undergraduate and postgraduate). It also welcomes special issue proposals and proposals for interviews.

Editors, reviewers, and readers of Homo Virtualis appreciate concise, coherent, and clearly presented research papers. Articles exceeding 7,000 words will be considered for publication if they are of exceptional significance and require an extended presentation. Submissions that successfully present the research in 3,000 to 5,000 words are particularly welcome, as concise and focused articles that enable the journal to make a greater range of research available to its readership.

Please get in touch with the editor if you wish to discuss ideas or work in progress which may be suitable for publication.

All submissions will be read anonymously by a minimum of two reviewers, and as such are subject to double blind academic peer review.

Feedback will be sent by the editors to the authors as soon as possible.

Submissions that do not follow the style guide will be returned to authors.

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are not acceptable. Manuscript submission is interpreted as a statement that the work is original and it has not been published previously, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in print or in electronic form. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain proper permission for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript, prior to the submission of the manuscript to Homo Virtualis.

Student Research

Student Research aims to familiarize students with academic thought and writing, in a systematic way. Innovative research, theoretical concepts and applications proposed and implemented by students provide an open horizontal dialogue between the student community

Book Reviews

A useful resource for critical book reviews with added value:

Chenail, R. J. (2010). How to Read and Review a Book like a Qualitative Researcher. The Qualitative Report, 15(6), 1643-1650. Retrieved from


Vignettes are short narrative or multimodal pieces, non-traditional scientific genres that communicate substantial information in alternative, performative and evocative formats.


Commentaries are short critical articles, up to 1000 words, discussing fresh and original ideas, reflecting on urgent problems, presenting authors’ own opinions, replying to previously published articles, or announcing special Issues. Commentaries are not peer-reviewed and need to be approved by a journal editor.

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