Journal policy

Zik Journal of Multidisplinary Research is published once a year (July/August) except for special issues. Articles can be submitted at any time and the review process (double-blind peer review) lasts on average 2 months.

Zik Journal of Multidisplinary research considers for publication:

  • Empirical research reports;
  • Critical reviews of existing literature;
  • Theoretical contributions;
  • Book reviews;
  • Position paper.

 

Papers will be evaluated by the Editorial Board in terms of scientific merit, and interest to a general readership.

Articles should be written in proficient English (UK or US spelling) and expected to be logical, well-organised, and concise. If English is not your language, please consider using the services of an editor.

Submissions have to comply with the PsychOpen Author guidelines. Submission that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to authors.

Please also see PsychOpen’s Guidelines on Publication Ethics.

Submission preparation Checklist

All manuscripts must be double-spaced, using Cambria font (size 12). Cambria has been specially designed for 0n-screen reading and is available with Office 2007, and Office 2008 for Macs. If you do not have cambria, use Time New Roman.

Figures, tables, and footnotes should be referred to in the text, Note: They should be in-text in their normal position and not at the end of the document (unless they are considered as appendices). All tables are created as regular MS Word tables. Figures should be supplied as either TIFF or EPS files where possible at approximately the size in which they are to reproduce. Line artwork should be supplied in black and white mode at a resolution of 1200 dpi; combination artwork (line/tone) at a resolution 800 dpi; black and white halftone artwork should be saved in ‘greyscale’ mode at a resolution o 300dpi; colour halftone artwork should be saved in CMYK mode at a resolution of 400 dpi.

Abstract: manuscript articles must be accompanied by 150-250 word abstract in English. The abstract should be summary of the whole manuscript, not just its conclusions. A list of 4-5 keywords should be provided directly below the abstract. Keywords should express the precise content of the manuscript.

References should be listed at the end of the manuscript and referred to in the text by surname and year. They should include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), if available. The DOI number must appear at the end of the reference as an URL address as follows: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037//0003-066X.55.1.122. References are single spaced with no line break. Second and subsequent lines of a reference are indented (5th space).

The number of references typically should not exceed 35 and should include only items that are essential to the argument. Citations in text and the reference list should conform to APA style (6th Edition).

Note: Particular care should be taken to ensure that references are accurate and complete. Authors bear responsibility for the accuracy of all references and quotations. References should be listed in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References.

Author biographies (Optional) should be a short author biography of each author at the end of the paper. State affiliation, status, research interests, and contact email.

For other inquiry contact the editor: email: zikjournal.sustain@gmail.com