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.
ORIGINALITY. The submission must be a short or full paper that has not been previously published nor is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Journal of Public Space takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously, that's why we use a Plagiarism Detection Software to verify originality of all submissions. The originality report for each submission is generously provided by the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia).
STRUCTURE. A short paper should be around 3.000 words, a full paper should be between 5.000 and 8.000 words. The word limit includes notes and bibliographical references.
An abstract of about 300 words with up to five keywords is also mandatory.
- FORMAT. The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word file format. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; font Gill Sans MT; 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, with captions. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.
- TOPICS. The text adheres to the topics outlined in the Author Guidelines.
REFERENCES. Bibliographical references must follow the Harvard standards.
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a. authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the 'Work' simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence that allows others to share the Work with an acknowledgement of the Work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b. authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the 'Work' (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. authors are permitted and encouraged to post their 'Work' online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published Work (see The Effect of Open Access - http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html).
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