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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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Please review our Editorial Policies before preparing your submission. The submission should be prepared using the Journal template. Please download and use to pre-format your submission. Note that the first page (cover page) should be submitted separately from the main manuscript body, to ensure masked review. Save the resulting file in Microsoft Word (.docx) file format.

Submissions should not have more than 8000 words, excluding references, abstract and annexes. This limit will be enforced.

All identifying author information should be removed from the submission file. This includes any author names, affiliations, and/or other identifying information.

Authors retain copyright on their work. This is stated in the published copy of each submission to the Journal. Any version in the Journal is published under Creative Commons public licence "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5", as stated in the Copyright Notice for the Journal.


For each article, the author must provide a 200 to 300-word abstract in English. As well, since the Journal is of interest to a multilingual community of scholars, we ask that the English abstract be followed where possible and depending on its subject matter, by additional abstracts in French, Spanish and/or Russian.


The author(s) must supply a short (25 word) bio giving name, rank, institution, institutional address, and email address. For example:

Colin Rhinesmith is Founder and Director, Digital Equity Research Center, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, USA. E-mail:

Do not place the biography in your submission file but copy it into the appropriate text box during the on-line submission process.

General Formatting

This journal adheres to the bibliographic and research paper formatting requirements laid out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition.

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