Very Important Note: Before submitting your paper, please consider the following criteria: (a) the paper must be written in proper English; (b) the first section of the paper should include an introduction where the aim (including scope and research question) of the paper is well defined. The last paragraph of this section must include a short outline or roadmap of the various parts of the paper which includes the introduction as the first piece; (c) the second section of the paper should include an up-to-date literature review; (d) methodology and discussion of the findings/results or general arguments, etc. must follow; and (e) the final section of the paper should communicate clear conclusions. Papers not meeting these requirements will be desk rejected.
- Papers must be submitted in English only, using the following paper submission form (click here), in word format, along with the author(s) declaration form. Papers should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. An abstract must be included, which should not exceed 300 words. Not all journals follow the same system/referencing style. However, at this stage -paper submission- please, follow the paper guidelines found in the link: http://www.athensjournals.gr/ATINER_Journals-Format.doc. Only authors may submit papers. Only original research will be considered for publication. Articles that have been published elsewhere or which are being currently considered for publication elsewhere, may not be submitted. ATINER uses software to determine the percentage of original content (or “plagiarism”) in each paper.
- A journal publication might take from a minimum of a few weeks up to one year to appear. We would appreciate it if authors do not put time demands on ATINER’s administration as the whole process of publishing does not depend on them but on editors and reviewers who are themselves, like yourself, academics and researchers. The review process starts as soon as the final paper is submitted and only after the author has provided formal declaration of consent for the publication.
- There is no submission or publication fee. Authors are notified that the process is very competitive, and that less than 20% of papers considered, are finally accepted for publication. Thus, before submitting, make sure that your paper meets the academic standards of scholarly research. Please, make sure that you have reviewed and cited the most important and recent English references that relate to your research.
- ATINER does not require the transfer of any copyright, but permission must be asked if the paper is to be used for commercial purposes. The authors retain the full intellectual property rights of their paper and it can be used for any educational or research purpose, without the written permission from ATINER.