Author Guidelines

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Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to JPD must be original and hitherto unpublished works that are not under review for publication in another outlet. All research and policy articles undergo a double-blind peer review. An initial decision relating to such submitted manuscripts is expected to take 1–2 months. Other article types are reviewed solely by the editors.

Submission Procedures
All manuscripts must be submitted via e-mail to journalofpd[at]gmail[dot]com.
Research and policy article submissions: Please submit one anonymized version and one version including the title page.
Other article types do not require anonymized submissions.
A cover letter is not mandatory, but authors can attach cover letters to their submissions.


Special Issues and Forums
Special issues denote collections of research articles on specified subjects and are edited by guest editors. Like all original research articles, submissions to special issues are also subjected to an external double-blind peer-review process. Journal of Public Diplomacy accepts proposals for special issues or forums to be published in non-English languages. Proposals for special issues or forums may be sent via e-mail to jpd[at]kapdnet[dot]org

Style Guide
JPD welcomes free-formatted papers in any consistently applied reference style for the initial submissions. However, accepted papers must adhere to the following formatting and referencing style:

 

Style Guide
Criteria
Abstract
Research articles, policy articles, and research notes must include abstracts and at least keywords after the title of the article. Other types of manuscripts should not include abstracts or keywords.
Referencing
Use APA 7th edition for in-text citations and references (placed in a new page at the end of the manuscript); Add the DOI whenever possible
Quotations
Double quotation marks for directly cited text, followed by in-text citation and page numbers; Long quotations (40+ words) must be indented (0.3''/0.76cm) in a new paragraph without quotation marks
Headings
First-level: bold; Second-level: bold and italics; Third-level: italics (headings should not be numbered)
Footnotes
Same as text. *Please use minimal footnotes, not endnotes, for research and policy articles. Footnotes should not be used for any other manuscript types unless absolutely necessary.
Spacing
Before paragraph: 0 pts; After paragraph: 8 pts
Indentation
All paragraphs begin with 0.3'' (0.76cm) indentation in the first line
Margins
1-inch (2.54cm) on all sides
Font Size
12
Font
Times New Roman
Alignment
Justified
Spacing
Single-spaced