Instructions for authors

Use these instructions if you are preparing a manuscript to submit to any of AGSER journals. AGSER journals consider all manuscripts on the condition that (i) the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work, and (ii) the manuscript has been submitted only to our journal, it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere. Please note that we use an anti-plagiarism software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material.
There are no submission, processing, or publication fees.
This is a SHERPA/RoMEO green journal. Its authors can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF. Copyright will be retained by authors. As an author, you will receive free access to your article and to the journal’s archive.

  • All submissions should be sent to and to the editor-in-chief’s email address.
  • Manuscripts may be submitted in any standard editable format. These files will be auto-matically converted into a PDF file for the review process.

Peer review policy

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Long-term archiving policy

Manuscript preparation

  • Manuscripts are accepted in English. Any consistent spelling and punctuation styles may be used. Please use double quotation marks, except where “a quotation is ‘within’ a quotation.” Long quotations of 40 words or more should be indented with quotation marks.
  • A typical manuscript will not exceed 20,000 words including tables, references, captions, foot-notes and endnotes. Manuscripts that greatly exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text;  acknowledgements; references; appendices (as appropriate).
  • Abstracts of 200 words are required for all manuscripts submitted.
  • Each manuscript should have 6 keywords.
  • Section headings should be concise.
  • All authors of a manuscript should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. Please give the affiliation where the research was conducted. Please supply a short biographical note for each author, and all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an Acknowledgement on the title page of the manuscript, in a separate paragraph.
  • Authors must also incorporate a Disclosure Statement which will acknowledge any financial interest or benefit they have arising from the direct applications of their research.
  • For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
  • Empirical and simulation-based analyses must be accompanied by available datasets and codes to make the findings reproducible and replicable.

Style guidelines
See the sample paper on the journal’s webpage.


  • Please provide the highest quality figure format possible. Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color.
  • Please embed figures in the manuscript file.

Reproduction of copyright material

  • If you wish to include any material in your manuscript in which you do not hold copyright, you must obtain written permission from the copyright owner, prior to submission. Such material may be in the form of text, data, table, illustration, photograph, line drawing, audio clip, video clip, film still, and screenshot, and any supplemental material you propose to include. This applies to direct (verbatim or facsimile) reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).
  • You must ensure appropriate acknowledgement is given to the permission granted to you for reuse by the copyright holder in each figure or table caption. You are solely responsible for any fees which the copyright holder may charge for reuse.
  • The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is repro-duced accurately and full attribution is given.