Please read and follow these instructions carefully. Doing so will ensure that the publication of your manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible. The Publisher reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.
We accept manuscripts prepared in a Microsoft Word file (.docx) and following the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., with presentation in Times New Roman 11 pt. Please, consult this template as a general formatting reference.
The article length is up to 6000 words, including all parts and sections, tables, references, figure captions, endnotes. For reports on events and EUROLTA, as well as book reviews – within 1500-2000 words.
Manuscripts should be structured and formatted as follows:
Headings should be as follows:
Only British spelling should be used consistently throughout the text. Abbreviations should be defined at their first mention and used consistently.
The article should be divided into clearly defined sections and subsections. Section and subsection headings should appear on separate lines.
State the study topicality, objectives, subject matter, and the problem under consideration, other research premises.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
Highlight the material to be analysed, and state the methods of analysis from the angle of their expedience for the particular topic. Make a review of works related to the article topic, with a special note of disputable and/or undeveloped issues.
STUDY AND RESULTS
Describe the research procedure that reveals the analysis results. Focus on new findings. Present the results in concise and clear statements.
Estimate the significance and contribution of the study results, the prospects for their practical implementation and for further research on the topic. A combined Results and Discussion section may be appropriate depending on the nature of the study.
Briefly sum up what has been analysed and the conclusions you have eventually come to.
When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper. If you are referring to an idea from another work but NOT directly quoting the material, or making reference to an entire book, article or other work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication and not the page number in your in-text reference. All sources that are cited in the text must appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.
For detailed formatting information please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.