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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 manuscript is the author’s own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.

    The manuscript has been submitted only to Transition Academia Press and has not been published  in any form and is not be under consideration  or peer review or accepted for publication or published elsewhere.

    The manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

  • Manuscripts must be written in acceptable, scholarly English (US or English spelling is permissible, but not a combination of both). Before submission, manuscripts should be checked by a native English speaker. (Neither the Editorial Board nor the Publisher are responsible for correcting errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation.)  

    The manuscript must be submitted in Word or Open Office, or other editable document. 

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

    The length of manuscripts is limited to:

    -        15 pages for Papers (therefore not more than 45.000 typing characters 12 pt. Times New Roman), including no more than 2-3 pages of tables, figures and graphs.

    -       8 pages for Working Papers (24.000 typing characters)

    -        5 pages for Articles and Book Reviews (15.000 typing characters)

  • All authors of a manuscript should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. Please give the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote.

    Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the manuscript is accepted. Please note that the email address of the corresponding author will normally be displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal style) and the online article.



  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; JEL classification, main text; acknowledgements; references. 

    Please provide an abstract of 200-250 words

    Each manuscript should have 4 to 6 keywords, which can be used for indexing purposes, following the Thomson Reuters as well the JEL classification.

  • The file should include the complete text, references, tables and figures.

    Prepare your figures at publication quality resolution, using applications capable of generating high-resolution files (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for greyscale and 300 dpi for colour). The printing process requires your figures to be in this format if your paper is accepted and printed.


    All the characters in the text, tables, figure legends, footnotes and references are in a single typeface and point size – as 11 pt Times New Roman. Once a manuscript is accepted, a copy Editor will decide the typeface and size of the different elements of the article.


    Tables and equations should be in an editable rather than image version. Tables must be edited with Word or compatible writing programs. Equations must be edited with Equation Editor.

  • Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each


    · Journal article

    Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect

    of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur

    J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8

    Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author

    lists will also be accepted:

    Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med


    · Article by DOI

    Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J

    Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086

    · Book

    South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

    · Book chapter

    Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern

    genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

    · Online document

    Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. Accessed 26 June 2007

    · Dissertation

    Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

    Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word

    Abbreviations, see


Author Guidelines

Transition Studies Academia Press is an international Publisher of Journals containing peer-reviewed articles, exclusively in English, hosting original research studies, articles scientifically relevant, reviews in all aspects of growth theories, social sciences, international relations, regional approach, environment, energy, identities and cultures, finance, currency, technology and innovation, human capital, economics of welfare, tools and quantitative analyses related, geopolitics and security studies, area studies, comparative and international law, gender studies, migrations, developments inequalities, metropolitan area governance, infrastructures, logistics, all the aspects of the main ongoing and forthcoming changes in the near future reshaping the individuals and the societies worldwide.

Transition Academia Press considers all manuscripts on the strict conditions that

 •   the manuscript is the author’s own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.

•    the manuscript has been submitted only to Transition Academia Press and has not been published  in any form and is not be under consideration  or peer review or accepted for publication or published elsewhere.

•    the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

Special sections are reserved for Junior Researchers and PhDs working papers.

Symposia or workshop papers might be published as supplements, special issues or books at very special conditions and low costs, even if in a perfect layout both for e-journals and for printed copies of journals or books.

For relevant issues and scientific contributions, we will consider also single articles and main book reviews.

The Editor is free to publish as reprinted articles very peculiar papers, for reasons of scientific interest or diffusion of outstanding contributions, with bilateral agreements of the Editors and Publishers.


All the submissions to Transition Academia Press’ Journals must be made online.

After registering at, please follow the Submission Preparation Checklist regarding the format of your manuscript and references. On making a submission to the journal, authors are first asked to check each item on the Submission Preparation Checklist as completed, before proceeding. The checklist also appears in the Author Guidelines, under About the Journal. The list can be edited below, but all items on the list will require a checkmark before authors can proceed with their submission.

All Journals have the same Submission Rules that can be found in the About page of each Journals at . Authors have to be aware that the Editor together with the Editorial Board, seen the submission option chose by the author, retain the option to decide in which Journal the submitted manuscript should be published.

Authors are requested to provide the names of at least two well qualified referees and reviewers of their indication. Current e-mail addresses must be provided for all suggested reviewers.


Manuscripts not adhering to journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation. Manuscripts considered to be within the scope of the journal will be reviewed. The Editor-in-Chief or the Editor will assign the reviewers for the submitted manuscripts adhering to journal guidelines. Authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their manuscripts. After the review process, the corresponding author will receive a decision and recommendations for corrections. The Author will be able to check on its personal page the status of its submission.  

When manuscripts are accepted for publication, final version proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for final review, and any corrections should be returned within a week. No new material may be inserted into the text at this stage.

The manuscripts considered for publication will be published on the Transition Academia Press website in the summarized content of each Journal issue (title, authors) with a pdf version, the access to that article is granted to customers who have purchased a subscription.

Publication Charges

Submission fee

There is no submission fee for this Journal

Author Membership

All the authors submitting to Transition Academia Press Journals, will become entitled to publish their own papers - once approved by referee - if they are already members of Scientific Authors Council, at the symbolic annual fee of 35 euro to be paid through the online Web platform of Transition Academia Press. Among the Membership Benefits, you will have access during the year to the Online Journal publishing your paper.



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