Peer review policy

International Journal of Global Ideas operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewers’ names are withheld from the author and the author’s name from the reviewer.

Preparation of copy

The Journal accepts manuscripts that have not been published previously and that are not considered by another journal while submitted to the International Journal of Global Ideas.

  1. Papers should be in the range of 2,000–7,000 words (including abstract, references, endnotes and tables/figures) in length, typed in 12-point font Times New Roman on A4 paper, paginated and double-spaced.
  2. A separate first page should include the full title not exceeding 10 words (50 letters), author name(s), affiliation, institutional and email address (es), and indicate the author responsible for correspondence related to manuscript submission.
  3. The next page should include the full title, an abstract of 100–200 words plus 5 or 6 key words followed by the beginning of text.
  4. All tables and figures should be cited sequentially in text, numbered, and supplied with explanatory captions. Tables and figures should be typed within the body of the manuscript.

References in the text:

All references to books, articles and other sources are to be identified at an appropriate point in the text by name of author, year of publication, and pagination (within parentheses).

For example:

1. If the author’s name is in the text, follow it by the year of publication and a page reference: As Shipley (1986: 154) has written. . . . If the author’s name is not in text, insert a surname, year of publication and page reference, for example: …. (Shipley 1986: 154). Note that pagination, author and year are separated by a colon.

2. Where two authors are involved, cite both surnames. Where more than two authors are involved, cite the first surname followed by et al.

3. Separate multiple citations by semicolons: (Shipley 1986; Wechsler 1997).

4. Where there is more than one reference in an article to the same author and year, use letters (a, b, etc.) to distinguish them one from the other. For example: (Shipley 1986a; 1986b).

Format of references:

List all items cited in the text alphabetically by author and for each author, by year of publication in an appendix titled References. List all authors by name – do not use et al. or ampersands (&). For example:

Eastwood, J. D., Smilek, D., & Merikle, P. M. (2001). Negative facial expression captures attention and disrupts performance. Perceptual Physiology, 65, 352–358.

Shipley, W. C. (1986). Shipley Institute of Living Scale. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.

Wechsler, D. (1997). Technical manual for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence and Memory Scale–III. New York, NY: Psychological Corporation.

Wilson, B. A., Alderman, N., Burgess, P. W., Emslie, H. C., & Evans, J. J. (1996). The Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome. Flempton, England: Thames Valley Test Company.

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Submission of articles

Papers should be submitted online via e-mail: 

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