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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 an editable format: Microsoft Word (preferred). In special circumstances OpenOffice, Pages, or RTF file formats will be accepted. PDF or Locked files are NOT permitted.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. The Reference List must be placed at the end of the document, compliant to APA6th citation style, and only list citations used in the body of the article. No un-cited bibliography will be accepted.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

1) create or update your login to the journal site: ekisticsjournal.org
2) submit through your login,  your scholarly article for consideration being careful to remove affiliation and author name in the separately uploaded word.doc file.
3) select the track/theme you feel best fits your submission topic: submit in word.doc, or word.docx format
4) write in International English; may use Sub-Headings (Arial 14 BOLD Font Size) in body of article where essential, including final section named "References" in APA 6th Reference list Format: Arial 11 Normal Font size; normal kerning; Single Line spacing within paragraphs; double line spacing between paragraphs; Italics may be used sparingly for emphasis. Images to be clear and efficient in file size to Editors satisfaction (72psi to 300psi resolution, optimised for web or email file size).
5) use the APA 6th citation style
6) maintain active communication with the journal.
7) use A4 page size; 1.5cm margins all round; 

Your submission will be reviewed against the following principles:

1) Topical for the study of Human Settlements and the New Urban Agenda.
2) Thesis or assertion is clearly made in the abstract and introduction.
3) Prior scholarly literature on the topic is given in the introduction sets the scene for the paper, including prior Ekistic articles/monographs.
4) Methodology and methods are summarised and defended.
5) Data, observations, visuals are clear and relevant: normally less than 5 such visuals/tables in the paper.
6) Discussion of findings/issues raised is clear with logical conclusions offered.
7) Reference list and in-text citation format are consistent with APA-6th standards 

PKP OJS 3 School Tutorials
  1. Overview of the process: https://youtu.be/0JSOIqvyukw
  2. Submitting an Article: https://youtu.be/5ZUlgCS0vEc
  3. Responding to Reviews: https://youtu.be/X_E7A3q7mQU
  4. The Copyediting process: https://youtu.be/Yx3tlufAenU
  5. The production-Publishing process: https://youtu.be/4jwpwV3boKk

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