Instruction for Authors

Submitting a Paper

Authors should submit their manuscript in an Word format, adapted for the Windows operating system and DOC or RTF file to the Editor via online system or by e-mail (sent to: jicd@richtmann.org) with the main body of the e-mail message containing the name/s of the author/s, affiliation and address information. No hard copies are required.

 

Do not submit a paper which has been published previously or is simultaneously being submitted elsewhere.

 

Formatting and Style

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 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

 

 

Peer Review Process

Authors submit their manuscripts via online system or electronically via email to mjss@richtmann.org. Each manuscript is assigned to an external editor for the double blinded peer review process.

 

The Review Process step by step.

 

All articles submitted to Richtmann Journals undergo to a rigorous double blinded peer review process. The review process may take up to 30 days.

I. Submission of Paper

 

The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. You can use the online system or send it by email.

II. Editorial Office Assessment

 

The journal checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The Office checks also that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

 

III. Invitation to Reviewers

 

The editor sends invitations to individuals that would be appropriate reviewers. As responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of acceptances is obtained.

IV. Response to Invitations

 

Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline. When declining, they might also suggest alternative reviewers or the Editor will invite another one.

 

V. Review is Conducted

 

The reviewer sets time aside to read and review the paper. The reviewer takes notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

 

VI. Journal Evaluates the Reviews

 

The editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

 

VII. The Decision is Communicated

 

The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments.

 

4. Charges and publication fee

 

The journals does not have article submission charges. The journals applies a fee of 500 GBP (or equivalent in USD) for each accepted paper for publication after the positive peer review process. This fee includes the online and printed journal. For each paper published the corresponding author will receive one hard copy included in the fee.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.