Author Guideline

IDEAS SPREAD accepts the submission of empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies and additional types of articles.

Paper Template   MS-Word
Principles of Submission

Manuscripts submitted to IDEAS SPREAD journals should meet the highest standards of publication ethics:

  • Manuscripts should only report results that have not been submitted or published before, even in part; the published articles in other language which have been translated into English; have previously been presented at conferences.
  • For biological studies, the studies reported should have been carried out in accordance with generally accepted ethical research standards.
  • Manuscripts must be original and should not reuse text from another source without appropriate citation. IDEAS SPREAD has a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy (including self-plagiarism). We check the issue using a plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).
  • Author can submit articles by email or online submission.
  • Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication.
  • All the authors should agree on the publications.
General Requirements of Submission
  • Manuscript should be written in proper English; American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both.
  • IDEAS SPREAD only accepts Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) or Latex version of submission.
  • There is no particular requirement on the length of manuscripts, but 6000 to 10,000 words are better.
  • Manuscript should be written as a complete structure, include the following elements: Title, Author’s name and institutional affiliation, Abstract, Body, Tables & Figures (insert into the body), Acknowledgement (not required), References, Appendix (not required). Author can edit the article following our template of paper.
Paper Selection and Publication Process
  1. Upon receipt of a submission, the editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within 1 to 3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission e-mail may have been missed.
  2. We use a double-blind system for peer review. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts. The review process may take one to two weeks.
  3. Notification of the result of review by e-mail.
  4. If the submission is accepted, the authors revise accordingly and pay the publication fee.
  5. A PDF version of the journal is available for download on the journal’s webpage free. We can provide the printable file of complete issue to authors free of charge, or order hard copies from us.