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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 Microsoft Word or RTF 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

At this time, we must inform interested parties that we are no longer accepting submissions as we transition to two new venues.

The first venue, the Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS), accepts submissions on a wide variety of topics, including education, connected to complexity. You may find out more about them at the website

The second venue is a new journal, to be published by Springer, that anticipates accepting submissions in 2019 with a first issue to be published in 2020. You may contact the editors, Matthijs Koopmans (mkoopmans_at_mercy_dot_edu) or Dimitrios Stamavlasis (stadi_at_phil_dot_auth_dot_gr) for more information.

  1. All articles should be submitted via the electronic submission system, either as a Microsoft Word document or in Rich Text Format (RTF).
  2. Submissions should be single spaced with minimal typesetting. Please use a 12-point font; italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and place all illustrations, figures, and tables within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  3. Citing references, please use the APA (6th edition) referencing style. . Each reference cited in the main paper should be included in the reference list at the end of the paper.
  4. Begin the reference list on a new page. List only sources used in writing the paper. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author's last name and include complete bibliographic information.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.
  6. Where relevant, acknowledgements should be provided at the end of the paper. If the paper has formerly been presented at a conference then this should also be acknowledged in this area.
  7. Submissions should contain a brief biographical sketch (or around 100 words) containing the author(s) name, affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail.
  8. Arrange for a careful proof editing of the paper before submission. If English is not your first language, please attempt to enlist the help of a native English speaker to edit the piece, to correct grammar and ensure that the idiom is correct. This will make it easier for the referees to give full justice to your work.

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