We invite submissions of short essays as well as research articles. Short essays may include blogs, op-eds, fieldwork experiences, work placement experiences, and any related topic which may prove to be of interest to students across the SWDTP universities.

Co-authored submissions will be accepted.

GUIDELINES

Below you will find details relating to word limits and formatting guidelines for your submission, please read and follow carefully, submissions will be returned if guidelines have not been followed.

  • Please send your submission in Microsoft Word format
  • Each submission should include one Word document which includes:
  1. Your submission (including reference list/bibliography)
  2. Your abstract
  3. Your biography

WORD LIMITS

Short essays: up to 4000

Word limits include references, bibliography, and footnotes, plus 500 words for each figure/table (see below for guidance on figures and tables).

SPACING, FONT, FONT SIZE

Please use 1.5 spacing; Arial font and size 12 font size.

FIGURES AND TABLES 

Please note that figures included in your submission will be considered equivalent to 500 words per figure/table. We politely request that figures, tables, and footnotes are kept to a minimum where necessary. If you do include figures/tables please ensure that they use single spacing and font size 10.

HEADINGS AND TITLES

Article title: Capitalise; bold; centre. For example:

ARTICLE TITLE

First layer subheadings: Capitalise and preceded by roman I, II etc. if required. For example:

I. FIRST LEVEL SUBHEADING

Second layer subheadings: Initial capitals for main words and proper names only; italicise; centre and preceded by A, B, etc. if required. For example:

A. Second Level Subheading

Third layer subheadings: Initial capitals for the first word and proper names only; flush left; italicise and preceded by 1, 2, etc. if required. For example:

1. Third layer subheadings

REFERENCING

Harvard (in text) 

Please see the following guidelines if necessary https://www.tandf.co.uk//journals/authors/style/reference/tf_V.pdf

For reference lists/bibliographies use single spacing and size 10 font.

APPENDICES

Please do not submit any appendices with your work. If appendices are absolutely necessary to your submission then please contact us at editor@theopenreview.com 

ABSTRACT

Maximum word limit is 200 words. Please use single spacing; Arial font and size 10 font.

BIOGRAPHY

Your biography is a small piece about you, for example where you are studying, what your project is about, what your research interests are etc. The biography is a good opportunity to tell people about yourself, your research interests and to increase your network. If you would rather not include a biography then do let us know when submitting your work to us.

Maximum word limit is 100 words. Please use single spacing; Arial font & size 10 font.

OTHER

Authors are responsible for securing permission to reproduce quotations from works in copyright, and illustrations such as photographs, drawings, maps, tables, graphs, etc.

All submissions should be emailed to editor@theopenreview.com