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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 manuscript is no longer than (manuscripts exceeding these limits cannot be considered):
    • Research articles: 9000 words, including abstract, footnotes, and references
    • Discussion&Replies: 4000 words
    • Book Reviews: 2000 words
  • The manuscript has been thoroughly checked for typos, grammatical errors, omitted words and missing parts.
  • The submitted manuscript is in PDF-format and ready for double-blind review.
  • Where available, URLs / DOIs for the references have been provided and a citation software was used. (If the paper is accepted, providing a bibliography file is mandatory!)
  • A .doc, .docx or .odt-format copy of the submitted manuscript is also attached at step 4 ("Upload Supplementary Files").
  • A list of four potential reviewers is provided (in Word or PDF-format) at step 4 ("Upload Supplementary Files").

    Please note:
    a) At least one reviewer should be an early career researcher.
    b) Do not include anyone who has a serious conflict of interest (for instance, do not include anyone who has a strong interest in your paper being accepted for publication).
    c) Please structure the list as follows:

    Name of reviewer 1:
    Institutional Affiliation:
    Personal Homepage (if available): 

    Name of reviewer 2:
    Institutional Affiliation:
    Personal Homepage (if available): 

    This list of experts provides a valuable resource for the editors and can make the peer review process quicker!

  • The final draft of the manuscript (after the paper is accepted for publication) will be prepared in strict compliance to the EJPR Style-Sheet. You can find templates and helpful advice here.

Author Guidelines

Information for Authors
EJPR is published quarterly, in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. More than 30 articles and discussions are published each year. Submission of an article will be understood to imply that it is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Check our full Instructions for Authors here and OJS-instructions for Authors here


Articles should not be longer than 9,000 words, including abstract, footnotes, and references. 

Articles longer than 9.000 words will not be published unless explicitly discussed and agreed between the author and the editor-in-chief. The maximum length of articles is 12.500 words.

Articles must be prefaced by an abstract of approximately 100 words.
Texts to be published in the Discussions and Replies section must not exceed 4,000 words.
Reviews of books should not normally be longer than 2,000 words.


On initial submission the articles need not be in any particular style, but if they are accepted for publication, the author will be asked to provide a final version conforming to the details of the EJPR Style Guide. The Editor will supply detailed advice on manuscript preparation which must be strictly adhered to.

Open Access

EJPR grants all authors the permission to submit their articles to institutional repositories if they are a not-for-profit service for academic authors. Full bibliographic information has to be given for each article, including the source of original publication and the statement that EJPR is holding the copy right. Authors have also the permission to share the postprint-drafts provided by EJPR on open academic online platforms if they are not-for-profit-services.

Immediate open access publication fee (CC BY license): 500 EUR
Embargo period is five years. After that papers are freely available.

Research Articles

All submission to this section must be based on original research and include a clearly written abstract.

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