Authors guide

Manuscripts should be original, unpublished work.

Papers must be between 5000 – 9000 words. Shorter texts may be submitted as research notes or essays. Authors are required to provide a short abstract, 3-5 keywords, and mention their (academic) title and institutional affiliation. References should be cited according to the Harvard style. Please send manuscripts to

The format of the full papers must take into consideration the following specifications:

  • Title – Arial 12pt bold, centered and in capitals
  • Author’s surname – Arial 11pt bold italic, centered
  • Author’s name – Arial 11 bold italic, centered and in capitals
  • Author’s institutional affiliation – Arial 9pt italic, footnote
  • Abstract – Arial 10pt italic, aligned
  • Keywords – Arial 10pt italic, aligned
  • Chapters names – Arial 11pt bold, aligned
  • Sub names – Arial 11pt bold italic, aligned
  • The text – Arial 11pt, aligned
  • Quoted or bibliographic sources – Harvard citation style
  • Spacing between rows: 1.0

Review process

The Editors of IJRT carry out the initial evaluation of manuscripts. Selected articles are then reviewed in a blind refereeing system. Peer-reviewers may suggest changes and additional work and authors are required to revise their papers within a given time frame. Authors will also need to provide details about the changes they made in response to the reviewer’s comments. A response template will be provided by the Editors of IJRT.

Papers are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the general aim of IJRT and for the current Call for Papers.
  • Theoretical and methodological grounding: use of consistent and appropriate theory and methodology based on relevant and up-to date scholarship in the field. Authors should make clear how the data discussed in their papers was produced and analyzed.
  • Applied potential: it is recommended that work be practice-oriented, it must go beyond a descriptive level and have relevance to a wider range of situations, particularly to current problems and urgent challenges.
  • Originality and innovation: innovative and original approaches are encouraged.
  • Clarity of writing and argumentation.