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Author Guidelines

All members of the IAPT are eligible to submit articles that have been presented at the previous IAPT Conference to the advisory board for publication in the upcoming Conference Series. The articles will be reviewed before publication. 

If you are interested in submitting an article, please contact johannes.van-oorschot ( at ) to register (the email adress info(at) is not available at the moment).

All articles must be submitted before October 31st, 2021.

Please note that there were far more papers presented at the conference than we can accommodate in the volume. The chapters will be chosen for their scientific soundness, their originality, their closeness to the conference theme and the way they complement other contributions to the volume. Proposals from IAPT members will have priority, though all proposals will be considered. Only papers presented in the conference will be considered.


All authors have to check the submissions-preparations-list to ensure that their article meets the criteria for publication.

(1) The article submitted has not been published anywhere else or is in the process of publication in another journal / book.

(2) The Author provides the following information:
- Author’s name, full contact information, academic affiliation.
- Orcid Number.

(4) Length: 5000 words maximum, including footnotes and references (please do not go over the word limi

(5) Font, and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point font.

(6) Electronic submission: submit in either Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). If possible, add an Acrobat (.pdf) version.

(7) Footnotes & References:

  1. Citations will be according to Author-Date system of the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) with the author’s last name and date of publication enclosed in parentheses in running text. Systems vary wildly from one country to another, from one university to another, and even between different editions of the Chicago Manual of Style! Please respect the following guidelines closely[1].
  2. The full citation of each source is provided in alphabetical order at the end of the text under “References”.
  3. Avoid as much as possible footnotes or endnotes. If you need to make some, use 10-point font, and single-spaced lines.
  4. Capitalize the first letters of the main words in all English titles and subtitles, such as: Cilliers, J.H. 2009. “Creating Space within the Dynamics of Interculturality: the Impact of Religious and Cultural Transformations in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” In Secularization Theories, Religious Identity and Practical Theology, edited by Wilhelm Gräb and Lars Charbonnier, 260-270. Berlin: LIT.
  5. Put page numbers in full: p. 101-134 (and not 101-34).
  6. Other indications and examples are given at, and at

(5) Spelling: use the standards set by the Merriam Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition (most of it online at

(6) Quotations:

  1. Quotations are not
  2. A quotation should be run into the text with quotation marks surrounding it when it contains fewer than eight lines.
  3. A quotation of a hundred words or more—or at least eight lines—should be indented with space above and below it.
  4. Initial and closing quotation marks should be omitted in indented quotations.
  5. Use typewriter quotation marks (" ") or left double and right double quotation marks (“ ”) for first-level quotations. Use apostrophes (' ') or left single and right single quotation marks (‘ ’) for second-level quotations (quotations within quotations).
  6. Quotations should be punctuated as follows:
    1. Period inside quotation marks at the end of a quotation (.”);
    2. Comma is always inside quotation marks (,”);
    3. Question mark inside the quotation marks when quotation itself is a question (?”);
    4. Use three dots … to indicate omitted parts within a quotation.

(7) Format

  1. Leave all the text lines single-spaced. Do not indent paragraphs. Leave a blank line between paragraphs.
  2. Set your word processor’s default language to English (US).
  3. As a rule, avoid all advanced automated features of your word processor, such as styles.
  4. Do not use add-on programs such as EndNote, which creates problems in ulterior stages of the typesetting.
  5. Turn off the automatic hyphenation option in your word processor.
  6. Do not use the word processor’s auto feature for bullets and numbering; for any numbering, manually type the numbers and/or letters. Avoid bullets if possible.
  7. Omit using headers/footers in your manuscript.
  8. All headings (titles) and subheadings (subtitles) should be in bold. If the sections of your article are hierarchized, indent the 2nd level subheadings, indent more the 3rd level subheadings, etc.
  9. Do not capitalize the title of your article, its headings and subheadings.
  10. Text to be set in italics should be in italic font; do not underline the text.
  11. Check that every quotation begins and ends with quotation marks.
  12. Ensure that all parentheses and brackets are in pairs.
  13. If you want to use dashes, use em dashes, such as:
    And yet, when the car was finally delivered—nearly three months after it was ordered—she decided she no longer wanted it.

(8) Proofreading

  1. Spell-check your manuscript.
  2. Have it proofread by a native English speaker.