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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF format
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. This will include removing identifying information (authors, institution) from the paper, title and abstract.

Author Guidelines


Please read first the aims and review policy of this journal before you submit your manuscript. All manuscript are submitted electronically online. In order to submit an article to ergo, you need to register as an author. Publishing in ergo is free of charge. Manuscript need to be submitted as word documents or rich text.


The usual length of an article for ergo is between 3,000-6,000 words including tables, figures and references. All submissions to ergo need to be original and have not been published or are under review elsewhere.


All articles should be written in English and the spelling standard is the Oxford English Dictionary.Insert running page number (right bottom of the page). The font of the article should  be Times New Roman, 12 point; single spaced.

The following layout is required:


The title (in Times New Roman, 14 point) of the manuscript should be informative and describe the content of the manuscript.


Articles must include an abstract fo 150-200 words (Times New Roman, 10 point) providing the key points of the argument and findings. The abstract should be in Times New Roman, 10 point, indented with 2,5 cms on left and right, and not in italics. There is no need to provide any key words.

Section headings

Please use headings format (highlighted in bold and/or italics) consistently and have a maximum of three levels of headings. there is no need for numbering the sections.


This is an optional section where you can express your appreciation of people who provided technical help or writing assistance or contributed to the collection of the research data.


Submitted manuscripts need to include a list of the references (in alphabetical order). Please check that all references listed are used in the body of the article and that all in-text references are included in the list of references at the end of manuscript.


try to use abbreviations sparingly. When you use the abbreviation for the first time, you need to write out the full term/concept/phrase or name of an organisation first, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. After that you can use the abbreviation.

For examples, "... the Higher Education Group of Adelaide (HERGA) convened its conference...."; or "the debates about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...and also Work Integrated Learning (WIL)..." 

Images, tables and figures: they need to be included in the text and should have a title on the top (in bold) and the source of the material below the material.

Quotations: use single 'double quotation' marks for in-text quotations. Longer quotations (more than 40 words or two lines) should be formatted as a block quotation (without quotation marks) which is indented in the text (1cm left and right). 

Text emphases: please avoid using underline. Use italics or bold to emphasise terms, concepts, or titles of books and other material.

Non-discriminatory writing: please ensure that you do not use discriminatory language. Please use gender neutral language (she/he and her/his rather than he or his; and humankind not mankind) and non-racist language.


The manuscript needs to include in-text references and a list of references at the end using the Harvard referencing (autor-date) system. 

Please avoid using footnotes; and do not use (ibid.) which is not used in the Harvard referencing system. See this link for details on this style





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