Guidelines for Authors
Articles that do not comply with these guidelines cannot be accepted for review.
Two article versions
Please note that two article versions have to be submitted to IJRVET:
- The first version has to ensure a blind peer review, this means: (1) The author(s) name(s) must not appear in the whole article including references. We suggest to replace the names by “author”. (2) The address and biographical notes must be erased.
- The second version has to be complete with all names appearing in the text and references. Please attach the second version as a supplementary file in the submission process named “non-blind version”. The non-blind version should include an additional title page. The title page should include besides the title, (1) the name(s) of the author(s), (2) the E-mail address(es), mailing address(es) and affiliation(s), (3) a brief professional biography of not more than 100 words for each named author, (4) indication of the corresponding author.
- Addtionally, all figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, photographic images, etc.) should be submitted as supplementary files with at least 300 dpi (therefore additional to the embedded figures in the submitted versions).
Ensure a blind 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:
The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, using “Author” and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the author’s name, article title, etc. In case of several authors, please make sure that no author can be identified during the blind review 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.
- Language: Articles which are not in proper English will not be accepted and the article will not be forwarded to the reviewers. If English is not your native language, we recommend a professional proofreading prior submission (e.g. aje, scribendi, editage).
- In-text citations and references have to be in APA style, 7th Edition. The Quick Reference Guide from APA can be found here.
- Lengths: An article should be about 6.000 to 8.000 words in length.
- Format: The Article has to be submitted in Word format. Use a normal font (e.g., 11-point Times Roman).
- Titel: Please select an informative and specific title. In an international context, this usually means that the wider research context (region(s), country(ies)) should be mentioned.
- Abstract: An abstract should comprise 300-400 words. Important: The abstract has to be structured in four parts: (1) "context" or "purpose", (2) "approach" or "methods", (3) "findings" or "results", (4) "conclusion" or "key message".
- Keywords: Please choose and name 4–7 keywords. Carefully selecting the most appropriate keywords will enhance the ability of others to find your articles. Please use keywords from A guide to VOCEDplus subjects and keywords
- Headings: The maximum number of levels is three.
- Figues and Tables: (1) All Figures have to be of high quality (> 300 dpi), legible and numbered consecutively. (2) All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points. (2) All illustrations, figures, and tables should be numbered and should have a title. (3) The title of a table should be above the table and the title of a figure should be below the figure. (4) All illustrations, figures, and tables should be cited in the text and should be explained. (5) References should be put in the legend.
- Abbreviations: If you use abbreviations, please define them. If the abbreviation is the name of an organisation, it should be written in full once.
- Footnotes and acknowledgements: You can use footnotes (but no endnotes) for additional information but not for the citation of a reference or for bibliographic details of a reference. A footnote should not contain figures or tables. Acknowledgments of grants, funds, etc. should be mentioned in a footnote at the beginning of your article.
- References: The Heading “References” is an unnumbered “Heading 1”.
Submissions are only accepted online. Please register and log on to IJRVET. Two roles are available in the registration process: “Reader” and “Author”. If you want to submit an article, you need the role “Author”. Registration, submission and publishing is without any fees or costs.