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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in Instruction for Authors.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Submission Information for our Journals

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

How I can submit a manuscript in Richtmann Journals?

You can submit your manuscript via online submission or by email.

NOTE:

Submissions may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during the review period.

Authors will be required to suggest one potential Reviewer for all new manuscript submissions.

What papers can I submit?

In our journals you can submit the following types of manuscripts:

Original, unpublished papers

Extended and enhanced versions of papers presented at conferences

Book review

Letter to the Editor

How many papers I can submit in one issue?

Only one paper can be submitted for publication in a single issue as first author and one paper as co/author.

What is the page limit for paper submission?

Preferred papers must be 4000-6000 words maximum including tables and references. Abstract should not exceeds 250 words.

Is possible to submit a paper which exceeds the 6000 words?

Yes, you can submit papers that exceeds 6000 words but unnecessarily lengthy manuscripts, especially over 8000-10000 words have less chance of being accepted.

In which format I should submit the manuscript?

The initial paper can be submitted as an Ms Word or Adobe PDF file. Your final paper (text and embedded figures) must be sent in Ms Word Document.

Can I submit a paper in any language?

All papers must be written in English or Italian. Title, abstract and Keywords should be written only in English.

Is there any structure specified for papers submitted in Richtmann Journals?

Each article must contain the following sections:

Title,

Author

Information,

Abstract (The abstract should include: The object of the study, aims and scope, describe the methods employed, and summarize results and primary conclusions. Less than 250 words) Key Words,

Introduction,

Body, (Recommended to include in Body: Literature review, Research methods, Analysis result, Discussion)

Conclusion

References

Can I check my final paper before printing?

Authors will receive a PDF file of full journal for proof (read) before printing. Please pay attention to any details especially to the equations, tables, and graphics. After noting any errors and indicating the corrections to be made, please send your comments within 5 days.

What is Richtmann’s policy regarding plagiarism cases?

We have a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. As member of Crossref now utilizes advanced plagiarism detection software called CrossCheck powered by iThenticate on each submitted paper. If a paper submitted to our journal has been plagiarized in whole or in part, the paper will be rejected and the author(s) will be prohibited from submitting papers in our journals in the future.

General rules for text:

Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.

Page setup

1. Margins: 1 Inch (2,54 cm) on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)

2. Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Garamond (preferred) or Times New Roman font

3. Line Spacing: Single space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body of the document, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.

4. Alignment: Justified

5. Orientation: Portrait

6. Page size: A4

Preparation of text

1. Title: 14 pts, uppercase and lowercase letters bolded and centered

2. Name and personal information (academic title, institutional affiliation and e-mail address) should be placed under the title.

3. Abstract: (150-250 words) should include the following: aim, method, results and conclusion. The abstract must be written in Garamond or Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Italic.

4. Keywords: up to 5 key words, Garamond or Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and bolded.

5. Spacing: Between abstract and main text, you should leave two empty lines.

6. Subdivision of the article: The papers should be structured in title and subtitle sections and should be numbered: 12 pts, alignment left (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Between title section and main text one empty line should be left.

Example of subdivision of the article:

1. Introduction

1.1 Research Methods

1.1.1 Analysis Result

Tables and figures should be included within the text of the paper and must be numbered, please use for the tables Garamond or Times New Roman 10 pts.

References and Footnotes

References should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA) in alphabetical order. All sources cited in the paper must be included in the References section.

Citations in the text

Source material must be documented in the body of the paper by citing the author(s) and date(s) of the sources. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Examples of references:

Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.

Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Reference to a web source:

Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm (July 7, 1999)

Footnotes: Content footnotes are occasionally used to support substantive information in the text. Place the footnotes at the end of the page: 10-pt. Garamond or Times New Roman.

How to Get Help With the Quality of English in Your Submission

Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of SPi, a non affiliated company that offers professional editing services to authors of journal articles in science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors whose primary language is not English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s services, pricing, and turnaround times; to obtain a free price quote; or to submit a manuscript for language polishing.

 

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Richtmann values our relationship with you and recognises the importance of respecting and protecting your personal information and privacy.

This policy set out the basis on which any personal information you provide to us (or data we collect about you from other sources) will be processed (meaning collected, stored, and otherwise used) by us. Please read this policy carefully as it sets out what you can expect from us and gives you our contact details if you wish to ask any questions or raise concerns about how we are processing your personal information.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and, with effect from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data controller is Richtmann Publishing Ltd, Office 1, Forest House Business Centre, 8 Gainsborough Road, London, England, E11 1HT

Your Rights

Data protection legislation gives you a number of rights to protect you against an organisation mishandling your personal information. It is important that you understand your rights and in this document we have set out what those rights are and how you can exercise your rights in respect of Richtmann's processing of your personal information.

How we collect your personal information:

Information you provide to us – you may provide us with information when you are:

Accessing our websites. This includes information that you provide when you register to use any of our websites, products or services, subscribe to one of our services, search for a product, place an order, participate in a discussion group, request a complimentary copy of a book, make an application for employment or report a problem with our site or request content or other information from us. Corresponding with us by post, telephone, email or otherwise.

The information you give us may include your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, financial or credit card details, academic institution, affiliation, job title, subject specialism.

Information we collect about you – we may also process certain personal information about you which you have not provided to us yourself. In limited circumstances, we may collect data that you have made available in the public domain, such as your contact details, research interests, courses that you teach and the institution that you are based at. When we do this, we carefully consider whether do so is in your interest and any impact on your rights, and we will inform you as soon as practically possible about our use of your data and your right to object to this and to unsubscribe from any communications from us.

Information from other sources – we also work with third parties and may receive information about you from them.

We work with business partners, such as web hosting providers, email service providers and list brokers, to deliver our products, services and communications, and they may provide us with additional information about you. This could include details of content that you have viewed or requested through their websites, or details of which email communications from us you viewed or clicked on. We may obtain your personal details as a result of a journal transfer or business acquisition, or from societies and associations that we work with.

How we use your information (and the lawful bases for that processing)

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To deliver our products and services to you – we may use your personal information to:

carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us (as is necessary for the performance of those contracts);

notify you about changes to our service (as is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party and/or as is necessary for our legitimate interests);

allow you to access restricted areas of our websites, when you choose to do so (which may rely on your consent for the processing of your personal information which is necessary for giving you access to those restricted areas);

To improve the effectiveness of our products, services and marketing communications – we may use your personal information (in each case as is necessary for our legitimate interests or exceptionally where you have given your consent) to:

administer our websites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

improve our websites to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device;

keep our websites safe and secure;

measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we deliver to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;

provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about, provided that you have not told us that you do not wish to

receive this information (as is necessary for our legitimate interests);

make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that we believe may interest you, based on your previous transactions, behaviour, subject interests and other information that we may

hold about you and your institution or organization.

Sharing information with third parties

For the purposes referred to in this policy and relying on the bases for processing as set out above, we will never share your personal data with other parties.

We may transfer personal data of article authors, editor and board members and subscribers to our journals in the event that a journal transfers to another publisher (and including where, for example, your personal information is included on a marketing list which is transferred as a significant asset in a business sale or asset sale).

How long do we keep your information?

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to finalise any transaction with you. We will normally retain your information for seven (5) years after your last recorded interaction with Richtmann although there may be exceptions to this, for example where we have a legal obligation to retain information for a longer period, or where we store limited personal information securely in an archive (for reference purposes).

Your rights in respect of your personal information

Under the Act you have the following rights:

to obtain access to, and copies of, the personal information that we hold about you;

to require that we cease processing your personal information if the processing is causing you damage or distress; and to require us not to send you marketing communications.

The European Data Protection Regulation is applicable as of May 25th, 2018 in all member states to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe; according to GDPR you have the following rights:

to obtain access to, and copies of, the personal information that we hold about you;

to require us to correct the personal information we hold about you if it is incorrect;

to require us to erase your personal information;

to require us to restrict our data processing activities;

where our processing is based on your consent, the right to withdraw that consent (without affecting the lawfulness of our processing based on consent before its withdrawal);

where the processing is carried out by automated means, to receive from us the personal information we hold about you which you have provided to us, in a reasonable format specified by you (including for the purpose of you transmitting that personal information to another data controller);

and to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to any of our particular processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on your rights. Please note that these rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details set out below.

Contact us

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about anything you have read on this page or you are concerned how your personal information has been handled by Richtmann, you can us at privacy@richtmann.org

Referral to the UK Information Commissioner

If you are an EU Citizen and are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can refer us to the Information Commissioner. You can find out more about your rights under data protection legislation from the Information Commissioner's Office website available at: www.ico.org.uk.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

If we make changes to this policy we will detail them on this page. If it is appropriate we may provide you with details by email; we suggest that you regularly visit this page to see any changes or updates to this policy.

This policy was last updated in January 2019.