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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 file format.
  • Where available, DOI:s and URL:s for the references have been provided.
  • Any identifying information, such as the names, contact details, and affiliations of the authors have been removed from the manuscript.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Finnish Journal of Social Research accepts online submissions only. Please submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word format.

All published articles are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two experts. Please remove from the manuscript any identifying information, such as the names, contact details, and affiliations of the authors. This information will be submitted in a separate document (see below). Please include a statement confirming that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article has not been published nor is currently considered for publication by any other print or electronic journal.

Submitting authors should note that the journal adheres to the principles of the peer-reviewing process as set out by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). This includes the requirement to document the main aspects of the peer review process. These data are not made public but they may be provided to TSV or the Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK) if requested.

 

Manuscript format

Each manuscript should contain:

  1. A title page with the full title and subtitle (if any).
  2. The full name of each author with her/his current affiliation, email details, and short biographical note, in a separate document.
  3. A concise abstract summarizing the research questions, background, data and methods, and the results and contributions of the study. The abstract should be no more than 150 words.
  4. Up to six (6) keywords.
  5. Main text and word count, not exceeding 8000 words (including references and end notes). The text must be clearly organized, with a logical hierarchy of headings and subheadings. Quotations exceeding 40 words should be displayed and indented in the text. Use font size 12 (Times New Roman or Arial) with double-spacing throughout the text.
  6. End notes, if necessary, should be signaled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references. Please keep the number and length of end notes to a minimum.
  7. Please use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation format whereby references are cited in the text by author and date with a full alphabetical listing at the end of the article. Detailed APA guidelines can be found from the APA Style website.

 

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be typed on separate sheets and their position indicated by a note in the text. All tables and figures should have short descriptive captions and their source(s) typed below the tables.

 

Additionally

Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

The authors are expected to follow standard academic ethical guidelines. In case plagiarism is suspected, the manuscript may be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin (http://www.turnitin.com). Plagiarized manuscripts will be rejected and reported to the authors’ employing institutions.

UK or US spelling may be used. The final approved version of the manuscript has to be language checked.

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