JHDC INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
(Updated as of April 2012)
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The journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) to peer review manuscript submissions. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to the JHDC are provided below.
Submissions should be made electronically via the JHDC’s' ScholarOne Manuscripts Site . New users should first create an account. Once logged in, submissions are made via the Author Centre. The Journal accepts submissions in English, French and Spanish.
Manuscripts –ideally between 5000 and 8000 words in length (including endnotes and references), should be submitted in Word format and must adhere to the journal’s guidelines for references, citations and permissions (please refer to “Guidelines for preparing manuscripts”, below ). The manuscript should be identified as “Main Document”, with all information identifying the authors removed to allow it to be refereed anonymously, and should include the following:
- The title of the paper
- An abstract of approximately 150–200 words
- Key words (for indexing and online searching purposes)
- Numbered pages in sequence.
- Spell-checked text (if you are not a native speaker of English, you may wish to get your article reviewed by a native speaker before submission)
- All necessary material (e.g. figures and tables and their captions; appendices)
- Permission obtained for use of copyrighted material reproduced from other sources (including the Internet), particularly for figures and tables (see http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/permission.asp )
In addition to the main manuscript, a separate file should also be uploaded, identified as “Title Page – not for review”, and must include all of the following information:
- The title of the paper
- The names of the authors
- The full postal and email addresses of all the authors
- Affiliation details for each author (job title, institution, city, country)
- A brief biographical note for each author (around 100 words)
- One author should be indicated as “Corresponding author”. He/she will be notified of the selection outcome after submission of the manuscript to an anonymous peer review process, and if the article is approved for publication, will check proofs, receive correspondence, and receive a complimentary print copy of the issue containing the article and offprints.
Contributors should bear in mind that they are addressing a diverse audience of academics, policy-makers and development practitioners. Jargon should be avoided where possible and the choice of terms should be clearly defined.
Notes & Comments
A regular feature of the JHDC is the Notes & Comments section, which is intended to accommodate relatively shorter articles. Submissions to the Notes and Comments section should be approximately 2,000 and 3,000 words. ‘Notes’ would be particularly (though obviously not exclusively) well served by short pieces dealing with measurement issues. “Comments” would be relatively brief essays inspired by work published in the Journal, and could, typically, assume the form of extension, modification, criticism or correction. In specific instances, and at the discretion of the Editors, a comment can be referred to the author of the original paper that is the subject of the comment.
Guidelines for preparing manuscripts
For papers in English, British or American English is acceptable, but spelling should be consistent. Where there is a choice, the –ize ending is preferred.
References (please see also “JHDC references guide ”)
The JHDC uses name-date style references, indicated in the manuscript by giving the author's name, with the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. “Moser (1997)”, or (Moser, 1997) as appropriate. If several publications by the same author and from the same year are cited, “a”, “b”, “c”, etc. should be inserted after the year of publication in order to distinguish between them.
- Full bibliographic detail must be included for each item in your References list, and all references must be in correct format for the journal (see “JHDC references guide” for details). Numerical references are not acceptable.
- All items in your References list must be cited (indicated) in your text, and vice versa.
Figures and Tables
- All tables and figures must be supplied, identified by an Arabic numeral, and cited within the text (for example “(see Figure 1)”; “Table 2 shows….”.
- Tables, figures, and captions should be separated from the body of the text, their approximate position should be indicated in the manuscript.
- Figure graphics must be in highest possible resolution. Figure graphics must be viewable in black-and-white format if your article is not printing in colour (for further information please visit http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/artwork.asp ).
- Captions for all tables and figures captions must be provided.
Explanatory notes should be kept to a minimum. They should be indicated in the text with a superscript number and grouped as endnotes, after the text, and before the reference list.
JHDC REFERENCES GUIDE
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Citing references in the text
All items in the References should be cited within the text, indicated by giving the author's name, with the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. “Moser (1997)” or “(Moser, 1997)” as appropriate.
- For two authors: give both names (e.g., “It is futile to maintain that the sexes are interchangeable (Moir and Jessel, 1991, p. 94).”
- For three or more authors use “et al.” in the text rather than listing all of the names, e.g., “Smith et al. (2011) state that...”.
- If there are several publications by the same author(s) from the same year; or several publications from the same year with more than three authors where the first author’s name is identical in each, “a, b, c”, etc. should given after put after the year of publication in order to distinguish between the references (e.g., “(Jones, 2012a, b; Smith, 2011a, b, c)”.
- In the references list, all names should be listed for entries with up to five authors or editors; if there are more than five authors, the first author’s name and et al. may be used.
- For references with three or more authors, where the year of publication and first author’s names are the same, “a, b, c”, etc., should be added, e.g.:
Smith, S., Jones, B. A. and Bloggs, J. (2012a) ‘Citing references in your text’, AN Other Journal, 1(1), pp. 1–10.
Smith, S., Bloggs, J. and Higgins, Z. (2012b) How to Cite References, City, Publisher.
|| Moir, A. and Jessel, D. (1991) Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women, Mandarin, London.
Cheek, J., Doskatsch, I., Hill, P. and Walsh, L. (1995) Finding Out: Information Literacy for the 21st Century, MacMillan Education Australia, South Melbourne.
Robinson, W. F. and Huxtable, C. R. R. (Eds) (1988) Clinicopathologic Principles For Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Sjostrand, S. (Ed.) (1993) Institutional Change: Theory and Empirical Findings, M. E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY.
McTaggart, D., Findlay, C. and Parkin, M. (1995) Economics, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, Sydney.
| Journal article
|| Huffman, L. M. (1996) 'Processing whey protein for use as a food ingredient', Food Technology, 50(2), pp. 49–52.
| Book chapter
|| Huffman, L. M. (1996) 'Processing whey protein for use as a food ingredient', in W. F. Robinson and C. R. R. Huxtable (Eds), Clinicopathologic Principles For Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1–15.
| Newspaper article
|| Simpson, L. (1997) ‘Tasmania's railway goes private’, Australian Financial Review, 13 October, p. 10.
[Where no author is given, list item under publication’s name, e.g.:]
Australian Financial Review (1997) ‘Tasmania's railway goes private’, 13 October, p. 10.
| Conference paper
||Bohrer, S., Zielke, T. and Freiburg, V. (1995) ‘Integrated obstacle detection framework for intelligent cruise control on motorways’, Paper presented at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Detroit, MI, 16–19 October.
| Smith, J. (1998) ‘ Social work education in Scotland’, Working Paper No. 129, World Bank, Washington, DC.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2004) Human Development Policy Report 2004, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
| Online article/item
||[Follow format as appropriate for publication, e.g., article, paper, report, etc., and give URL in square parentheses. Ideally the last accessed date should also be provided:]
Weibel, S. (1995) `Metadata : the foundations of resource description', D-lib Magazine, [http://www.dlib.org/dlib/July95/07weibel.html], accessed 10 August 2008.
|| Unesco (2008) Human Security—Approaches and Challenges, UNESCO, Paris.