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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.

1)    Paper preliminary presentation and final acceptance of the formal Submission 

All the research papers and articles – in a preliminary draft version - will be peer reviewed and evaluated by four weeks and we will then inform all the authors of the conclusions of the preliminary evaluation in the positive cases of final acceptance or declining. 

 a)    For the preliminary scientific works and any contact in this first stage of the process, please contact us directly via email to:  All the papers and articles should  be proposed in a quality English and following, without exceptions, the Rules for Authors you can read at:

b)   Together with the normal sections, dedicated  in the journals to papers and articles from  already experienced, valuable and advanced faculty, researchers and  experts, please note that, as in our   past tradition, we welcome  and encourage proposals of working papers  presented as well by  junior researchers - in the stage of doctoral studies and early  beginning research activities - from main universities, institutes, centres and specialized agencies.

c)    We will select the relevant and scientifically robust few ones to be accepted and published in the    special sections  "Junior Research Working Papers" in each issue of the journals.

d)   Regarding the scientific fields of the research draft works we are expecting in the preliminary phase, the wide scientific research areas covered by Transition Academia Press offer a quite unique opportunity, as you can read from the website in the Aims and Scope of our journals and in the contents of the last already published issues. 

2)Final submissions to Transition Academia Press Journals must be made online

All the authors who will  be accepted and will  receive via email a formal  letter by  the Publisher for the publication (both in both for online and print) of  their preliminary evaluation  drafts by October 20, 2015 should submit by November 20, 2015 the final drafts of  their  manuscripts exclusively  through the web platform to the appropriate Journal indicated in the acceptance letter (, following the  registration procedures.

After registering at, please follow the Submission Preparation Checklist regarding the format of your manuscript and references. On proceeding to the final  manuscripts submission to the journal, all 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

3) Review Process 

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 but only a dedicated low fare subscription for the authors who will be accepted for publication 

Author Membership

All the authors submitting to Transition Academia Press Journals, will become entitled to publish their own papers - once approved - if they are already members of Scientific Authors Council, at the symbolic fee of 25 euro,  to be paid through the online Web platform of Transition Academia Press. Among the Membership benefits, they will have full access to the Online Journal issues where their paper will be published, exclusively for personal use and no other users or printed copies allowed. 

Authors willing to receive as well the print edition of the journals need to pay additionally and for each journal the ordinary normal postage costs, depending on their country of mailing. 





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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

    -       7 pages for Working Papers (23.000 typing characters plus 2-3 pages for tables, figures and graphs)

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

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

  4. 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.



  5. 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.

  6. 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 12 pt Times New Roman.

    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.

    Once a manuscript is accepted, a copy Editor will decide the typeface and size of the different elements of the article.


  7. 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



Copyright Notice

The authors when submitting their papers endorse and give permission as well to the Publisher Transition Academia Press to publish the article/paper in print and/or electronic format. Article/paper is defined as the final, definitive, and citable Version of Record, and includes the accepted manuscript in its final form, including the abstract, text, bibliography, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data.  

If/when an article is accepted for publication, Author will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to Transition Academia Press, signing a copyright agreement (Author Copyright Agreement) form. Transition Academia Press will retain copyright of all published material and reserves the right to re-use any such material in any print and/or electronic format. Author willing to retain their copyright from the Editors might request a fair condition, on the base of a bilateral agreement.



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