Preparing your article-file
Please prepare your article in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. We cannot accept PDFs
Where available, URLs for the references should be provided in the original manuscript in order to ease the review-process for the referees.
Do not include author names or contact details.
The text should be single-spaced; use a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
Please use endnotes, not footnotes. Do not include ‘track changes’.
Please present your article in the following order:
- Title: Subtitle
- Abstract (approximately 300 words - 1/2 printed page)
- Keywords (5-10, alphabetical)
- Body text
How to prepare your anonymised manuscript
Remove author name(s) and institution(s).
Remove acknowledgements. It is the Journal's policy not to include acknowledgements in the final version of the article. (However: some research funding bodies oblige researchers to announce that the work has received financial support from them. And in some cases it wouldn't be ethically correct not to present acknowledgments if there are real reasons to that, so there is room for some flexibility in this policy).
Please note: Articles submitted should not include references to the authors themselves, neither in the text nor in the reference list. These references should only be added when the article had been approved for publishing and is in the final editing process.
With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
Preparing your cover sheet
To accompany your article you should prepare a cover sheet. This sheet enables the journal administrators to de-anonymise your paper on acceptance. Your cover sheet should include:
- Article title
- For each author: name, institution, biography (up to 150 words each)
- Contact details for publication
- Contact details for correspondence
Lengthy quotations (over 40 words) should be displayed and indented in the text. Please use single quotation marks (double within).
US spelling must be used.
Dates should be in the form ‘23 January 2007’.
Delete points from ‘USA’ and other such abbreviations.
Delete points from contractions such as Dr.
Use percentage symbol instead of text: "10 %" instead of "10 per cent"
Tables and Figures
Each table requires a short, descriptive title, and column headings should clearly define the data presented. If necessary, suitably identified footnotes should be included below. Take care to include all units of measurement and ensure that all tables are cited in the main text
References in the text should be presented in the Harvard system, i.e. author’s name and publication in brackets, together with page numbers, e.g.’ Previous studies on the role of job autonomy (Karasek and Theorell 1990; Wharton 1993)’. ‘As Booth (1994, p. 22) has observed’, or, in a more general reference ‘Booth (1994) appears to be saying…’.
The reference list should be in alphabetical order at the end of the paper, after the end notes, but before tables/figures. Please follow this style:
- Gezelius, S. (2007) 'Can Norms Account for Strategic Action?', Sociology 41(2): 201-18.
- Oakley, A. (2007) Fracture: Adventures of a Broken Body. Bristol: Policy Press.
In multi-authored articles, the names of all authors should be given in the reference list. In the text, if there are more than two names, give the first name and ‘et al.’.
Please note: You should translate the titles of references to English if they are not in English. This goes for the reference list as well as references thorughout the text.
Presentation of data
In the case of Empirical articles, authors should include sufficient details of their method to permit readers of the article to make informed judgements of the quality and generalizability of the findings. Therefore articles should usually, as a minimum, give adequate description of sampling, method of data collection and method of data analysis.
In order to protect the identity of participants in research, authors should use pseudonyms and remove any information leading to identification of any of the individuals described in the study.
Before submission the article must be rigorously proofed with regard to language, spelling and style.
Once accepted for publication and allocated to a specific issue of the journal, the corresponding author will receive a PDF of the page proofs for checking. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to circulate the proofs to co-authors if required.
During the reviewing process authors may be asked to make revisions of their article. If doing so, the revised article should be submitted with references to the different propositions and remarks made by the Referees and the Editor, thereby facilitating the dialogue with the Editor about the revision.
Authors should provide their name and institution. Authors not affiliated to any institution should use ‘Independent researcher’.