To submit a manuscript for blind peer review for publication in the Journal of International Doctoral Research, please submit your manuscript to:

• Goal of advancing understanding of international research through theoretical analyses and empirical investigation.

• We attach no priorities to subjects for study, nor do we attach greater significance to one methodological style from another.

• We refrain from listing topics in which we are interested.

• We are interested in compact presentations of theory and research.

• We are interested in good writing and see poor writing as a reason to reject manuscripts. We’re looking for manuscripts that are well argued and well written….clear and logical.


• Manuscripts should not have been previously published nor submitted to another journal for consideration. If the manuscript has appeared elsewhere, please ensure that you have permission for it to be published in the JIDR and that you acknowledge such a release.

• Please ensure that the electronic file is in Microsoft Word or RTF format.

• Please check that the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined below.

• Copyright notice: Please note: authors who submit a manuscript to the JIDR agree to grant the journal right of first publication. If your manuscript is published in the JIDR, you will still retain copyright ownership of their material but should generally acknowledge that the manuscript appeared in the JIDR with a proper citation.


To help us with the submission process, please follow the preparation checklist at the back of the journal prior to submitting your manuscript. Submissions may have to be returned to authors that do not adhere to the following guidelines. We thank you for your assistance.


1. As a guide, articles should be between 15 and 20 pages, all total, including figures, graphs, charts, tables, references, etc.


2. A title of not more than eight words should be provided.


3. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including:

- Full name

- Affiliation

- E-mail address

- Full international contact details

- Brief professional biography.


4. Copyright release/acknowledgement (if necessary).


5. Authors must supply an abstract of no more than 500 words.


6. Although optional, authors are encouraged to provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.


7. Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. All headings are to be left justified. The first hierarchy is to be bolded and use title format (each key word capitalized with the exception of words such as ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘of’, etc) The second order of hierarchy is to be bolded and have only the first word capitalized. The third order is to be italicized but not bolded with only the first word capitalized.


8. Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.


9. date, pages. e.g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.


-For newspaper articles (non-authored): Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages. e.g. Daily News (2008), "Small change", 2 February, p. 


- For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed. e.g. Castle, B. (2005), "Introduction to web services for remote portlets", available at: (accessed 12 November 2007). Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).

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