Guidelines for authors

Guidelines for authors

Contributors should write in ways that reflect that they are addressing an international audience.

We will ask the contributors to make the process easy by conforming to the requirements listed here.

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format to the editors at

As a guide, the manuscripts should be in MS WORD format, ideally be no more than 20 pages, in 1.5 spacing and 12 point font size. Please make sure that the article contains a title of the contribution, full name(s), affiliation and email address(es) of the author(s), a short note of biographical details. The article should begin with an abstract of 400-500 words written in English. The author(s) should include a set of keywords for the article (for Romanian contributors JSI requires a title, an abstract and keywords in Romanian too).

Good electronic copies of all figures and tables should also be provided. Prior to submission, all author/s must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors.

The reviewing process

After reception of article, it will be screened by the editor/s. If found suitable for the journal, the article will be sent at least two referees for further reviewing, who have to fill up a review standard form. The reviewers are not aware of the authors’ names, as well as the authors don’t have the information regarding reviewers’ names (double blind review system).

Three outputs: rejection, accepted, accepted if revised, are possible. If accepted on the condition of revision, the editors will decide if a new process of reviews is necessary.

The evaluation of each paper follows these criteria:

  • Importance of Topic
  • Relevance for the Journal
  • Writing & Organization
  • Literature Review
  • Conceptual Development
  • Research Design
  • Methodology
  • Finding (s) & Conclusion (s)
  • Implications for Theory and Practice
  • Ideas for Future Research

Their suggestions are sent to the author, for further changes in electronic form. The author/s will have to respond within three days to answer queries.

Submission of papers

The manuscripts proposed for publication or the volumes for review shall be sent at the editorial office by email (attachments) or by mail at the address mentioned in Contact and shall be drawn up accordingly JSI publication rules.

Authors remain responsible for the content of what they submit to be published.  The editors reserve the right to refuse contributions if the content includes sexist content, offensive language or any type of discrimination.

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The copyright of materials remains the property of authors. Permission to reprint must be obtained directly from the authors and the contents of JSI cannot be copied for commercial purposes.