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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Citation style adheres to MLA. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is single-spaced with justified margins; uses a 10-point font Tahoma style; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Author Guidelines

  • Submitted manuscripts must be conceptually meaningful, methodologically sound, interesting, and accurate.
  • By submitting a manuscript you accept the conditions stated in the "Publication Agreement"
  • Manuscripts may be written in any language, though the language of correspondence concerning the submission is English.
  • Submitted texts must be prepared in accordance with the styling recommendations included in these Guidelines. Authors are encouraged to use the IRIE Paper Template 2021.
  • Articles (including notes, references and bibliography) should not be longer than 3.000 words or respectively 20.000 characters (including blanks) or respectively 10 pages (in the proper format). Please note that this limitation is not an absolute maximum but more of a guideline for better readability. It can be exceeded for good reasons upon agreement with the editors of an issue.
  • In addition to the manuscript text, authors must submit 2 abstracts of no more than 100 words in both the original language and in English as well as a brief author bio and contact details in English according to the sample in the IRIE Format Guide.
  • Book Reviews should not be longer than 1.500 words, 10.000 characters or 5 pages (in the proper format) respectively, must contain complete bibliographic details including number of pages and ISBN. All book reviews should also be accompanied by brief bio about the author including contact data in English according to the sample provided in the IRIE Format Guide.
  • Authors should submit their manuscripts using the journal submission process. 
  • Manuscripts that merit review will be reviewed according to the established peer review process for IRIE, as outlined herein. 
  • The IRIE retains the right to make changes in accepted manuscripts that, in the opinion of the editors, do not substantially alter authors' meanings. Changes are made for grammatical, stylistic, and space considerations.
  • All sumbitted manuscripts must be fully referenced according to MLA Formatting and Style, eighth edition. 

Data and Code Sharing

IRIE recommends publishing data or computer code supporting the studies reported in the manuscripts submitted for evaluation and publication. These elements should be published following the FAIR Principles and deposited in dedicated repositories of research data or open-source code, institutional or generic, such as Zenodo, GitHub, and Bitbucket. More information and other repositories are available in the Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data).

The location of the data in the manuscript should be indicated in a specific section called “Data Availability,” as follows: “The entire [data/software] set supporting the results of this study has been made available at [repository name] and can be accessed at [URL/DOI].”

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