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Author Guidelines

Presentation of the paper

Articles should be in English, typed in double spacing (including all notes and references), with pages numbered.

Articles should not normally exceed 7,000 words in length. Shorter articles, including research notes and comments, are welcome. Review articles should normally be no more than 5,000 words in length. Book reviews should normally be between 750 and 1,400 words.

Review articles and book reviews should also contain the bibliographic details of the book(s) being reviewed in the following format:
Title: subtitle
Name Surname (Publisher, Year of Publication) Number of pages, ISBN

The Economy of Esteem: An Essay on Civil and Political Society Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), 339 pp., 0199246483

Only main headings should be in bold uppercase and sub-headings should be in italic, bold, uppercase.


Keep textual notes to a minimum, indicate them with superscript numbers, and provide the note text as a list at the end of the article before the references.


The reference list should follow the notes at the end of the manuscript in Harvard (name and date) format. In the text, refer to the author name (without initials, unless there are two authors with the same name) and year of publication. Unpublished data and personal communications should include initials and year. Publications which have not yet appeared are given a probable year of publication.

Since Paterson (1983) has shown that ... This is in results attained later (Kramer, 1984: 16). Results have been reported (Robinson, 1989, personal communication) which suggest…

Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be identified with a, b, c (e.g. 1974a, 1990b) closed up to the year. If there are two authors for a publication, put both names separated by 'and' (not &). If there are more than two authors, put the name of the first author followed by et al.

Review articles and book reviews should not list the books under review but should list any other publications referred to in the text. Refer to books under review by their title in italics and to the authors under review by surname. For all other works referred to in the text, refer to the authors surname and year of publication.

·         Example:

In Economy of Esteem Brennan and Pettit develop fully an argument first sketched out in Pettit (1990) and Brennan and Pettit (1991)...


References are placed in alphabetical order of authors. Examples of correct forms of references for alphabetical style:

·         Paper in journal

Higgott, R. (1998) 'The Asian economic crisis: a study in the politics of resentment', New Political Economy 3(3): 333-336.
Blinder, A.S. and Solow, R.M. (1970) 'Analytical foundations of fiscal policy', Journal of Finance XXV: 47-54.
Bender, J., Bloggs, B. and Swistak, P. (1997) 'The evolutionary stability in cooperation', American Political Science Review 91(3): 290-297.

·         Paper, Advance Online Publication

Howorth, J. (2010) ‘Sarkozy and the “American Mirage” or Why Gaullist Continuity will Overshadow Transcendence’, European Political Science advance online publication 5 May, doi:10.1057/eps.2010.3.

·         Book

Giddens, A. (1990) The Consequences of Modernity, Cambridge: Polity.
Kay, J., Mayer, C. and Thompson, D. (1986) Privatization and Regulation, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Brown, C. (ed.) (1994) Political restructuring in Europe: Ethical Perspectives, London: Routledge.

·         Chapter in book

Hook, G.D. (1998) 'Japanese Business in Triadic Globalization', in H. Hasegawa and G.D. Hook (eds.) Japanese Business Management: Restructuring for Low Growth and Globalization, London: Routledge, pp. 19-38.

Conference paper

Harley, N.H. (1981) 'Radon risk models', in A.R. Knight and B Harrad (eds.) Indoor Air and Human Health, Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium; 29-31 October 1981; Knoxville, USA. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 69-78.

·         Thesis

Zito, A. (1994) 'Epistemic communities in European policy-making' Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.

·         Newspaper article

Barber, L. (1993) 'The towering bureaucracy', Financial Times, 21 June.

·         Website

Food and Drug Administration (2003) Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century - A Risk Based Approach, available at, accessed 8 November 2003.


·         Quotations

When quoting directly, single quotation marks should be used. Any quotations over 5 lines in length should remove the quotation marks and be indented both left and right.

Other style notes

Spelling: use UK spelling and punctuation. Use ~ise/~isation/~ising throughout.

Use full points after abbreviations (e.g., i.e., etc.) but not after units of measurement or contractions (kg vols eds).

Numbers: spell out numbers (whether ordinal or cardinal) below 100. Exceptions: a series of numbers appearing close together; numbers giving exact measurements or with abbreviated units of measurement such as 7 kg, 15.8 mm; in usual cases like 5.00 p.m. (but five o'clock); phrases involving hundreds, thousands, millions etc. where round numbers are given (e.g. two hundred, fifteen thousand); per cent (not percent); use % only in tables.

Dates: use the style, 31 January 1984; use 1930s, not thirties, 30s or '30s.

Illustrations and tables

Supply tables and figures as separate files to the main body of text in either Tiff or Jpeg format. Their position within the text should be clearly indicated on the page where they are introduced. Provide typed captions for figures and plates (including sources and acknowledgements) on a separate sheet.

Present tables with the minimum use of horizontal rules (usually three are sufficient) and avoiding vertical rules except in matrices. It is important to provide clear copies of figures (not photocopies or faxes) which can be reproduced by the printer and do not require redrawing.

Data Disclosure Policy

The editors of Epoka University Center for European Studies require authors to submit data sets and other supplemental info relating to research methodology wherever possible.

Authors of accepted papers that contain empirical work, simulations, or experimental work should provide, prior to publication, the data, programs, and other details of the computations. These will be posted on the Journal of European Social Research website. The Editor should be notified at the time of submission if the data used in a paper are proprietary or if, for some other reason, the requirements above cannot be met.

Authors are expected to send their final manuscript in Word format, as soon as possible after acceptance, together with data, programs, and sufficient details to permit replication, in electronic form, to This email address will also be available for any questions that you might have.

If a request for an exemption based on proprietary data is made, authors should inform the editors if the data can be accessed or obtained in some other way by independent researchers for purposes of replication.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Add your acknowledgements to the typescript, preferably in the form of an Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper. Credit the source and copyright of photographs or figures in the accompanying captions.

The journal's policy is to own copyright in all contributions. Before publication authors assign copyright to the ECPR, but retain their rights to republish this material in other works written or edited by them subject to full acknowledgement of the original source of publication.


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