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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

Want to publish in NJSTS? Here are some guidelines to the process of submitting a manuscript:

1. Getting an author account

In order to submit through our online submission system, you need a user account. Unfortunately, due to submission bots spamming our system, the automatic registration has been closed down. Contact the editorial team at editor@nordicsts.org to get an author account.


2. Preparing the manuscript

Work must be previously unpublished. Submissions must be sent ready for peer review, that means in anonymised version and with at least some proofreading having been done before the manuscript is submitted.

Authors should also provide a short biography of up to 100 words.

Manuscript types

Article (4.000 - 10.000 words)

Articles must have an abstract of maximum 300 words and a list of up to five keywords before the main text of the article.

Opinion piece (1.000 - 4.000 words)

Opinion pieces are meant as short commentaries that take up either points related to previously published work in NJSTS (criticism or supplementary commentary) or specific issues regarding topics treated by NJSTS. These will not be peer reviewed, but can be subject to editorial editing and treatment.

Book review (1.000 - 2.000 words)

Book reviews can be reviews of single published works, or more generally with a specific topic, where several works can be reviewed under one heading. We specifically want to encourage reviewing newly published Ph.D. theses, as these are far too often overlooked yet frequently contain some of the most thorough and exciting work in our respective fields.

3. Submitting the manuscript

Once you have your profile with login details, it is time to submit the manuscript through the online submission system. Each step in the process is detailed in the submission system, so all the information you need should be there. If you have any questions or problems, don't hesitate to contact us!


4. Style and Format Guidelines for authors
The manuscripts should use Chicago style. For a quick guide to Chicago style practices please see: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/contents.html

Before submitting your article please be sure that:

• Every citation has a reference, and every reference is cited.

• Acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon are defined, unless they are well-known (such as FBI) or in the dictionary or Chicago manual. 

• Include a citation followed by colon when citing a specific page, (e.g., Piaget 1980: 74).

•Page ranges use en dash, are abbreviated.

• Spell out numbers one to ninety-nine; spell out rounded numbers after one hundred.

•Spell out centuries (e.g., twentieth century); spell out percent.

• Hyphenate written-out fractions: “one-third of the participants”.

• In titles, don’t capitalize prepositions or coordinating conjunctions (e.g., and, but).

• Cap the first word after a colon only with two or more sentences, or when it introduces a block quote.

• Footnotes in tables can be (1) source notes (e.g, Sources: Data from Adams1998); (2) Or explanations and definition such as UV = ultraviolet. In table text, superscript notes as a, b, c. Do not superscript letters in notes section.

• Please include all authors’/editors’ names not “et al.,” unless it appears that way in the publication.

• In citations, list only first author followed by “et al.” [e.g., (Sechzer et al. 1996, 243) In references, list up to 10 authors; if more, list first 7 and “et al.”

• For references follow the standard format.


Journal article
Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. Journal of Guidelines 4 (2): 2-7 [or 4:2–7].

Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter in a book
Smith, J. R. 2001. Spell out numbers one through ninety-nine. In Reference style guidelines, edited by R. Brown, 155–62. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Editor (instead of author) of a book
Smith, J. R., ed. 2001. Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dissertation (unpublished)
Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. PhD diss., University of California, Los Angeles.

Paper presented at a symposium or annual meeting
Smith, J. R. 2001. A citation for every reference, and a reference for every citation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Reference Guidelines Association, St. Louis, MO, January.

Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. In MESH vocabulary file [database online]. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine. [cited 3 October 2001]. Available from www.sagepub.com.

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