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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 About the Journal.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

All submissions should follow APA style (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, 2010). An abstract of 250-300 words or less, summarizing the main points of the article, should accompany the manuscript. The authors' names, affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses should appear on a separate title page, and only on this page, to ensure anonymity in the review process. The manuscript must be in Microsoft Word document format. Manuscripts should be single-spaced, with wide margins and pages numbered consequently. All tables and camera-ready figures should be included within the same document file as the rest of the manuscript.

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Alert: Starting in 2020, the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies will transition to the APA 7th edition style guide for publications and will expect that at least one author have an ORCID iD.

ORCID iDs: All published articles must include an ORCID iD for at least one author, preferably the first author (see APA 7 ed. Section 2.7). The open researcher and contributor identifier (ORCID) is a free, 16-digit, linkable, persistent digital identifier (iD) that helps keep individual researchers distinguished from one another, especially other researchers who may have the same name. The authors may want to read “What is ORCID before registering for one.

Privacy Statement

  • 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.

  • Copyright Policy:

By submitting a manuscript to JECS, authors agree to transfer without charge the following rights to JECS upon acceptance of the manuscript: first worldwide publication rights and the right for JECS to grant permissions as JECS editors judge appropriate for the redistribution of the article, its abstract, and its metadata in professional indexing and reference services. Any revenues from such redistribution are used solely to support the continued publication and distribution of articles. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

  • Plagiarism

Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.