Rules and author guidelines for submission of papers

Some house rules

Papers are distributed free of charge in PDF format via the RESPOND website (, on Nordic Research Database DIVA and on ZENODO, EC-funded OpenAIRE database.

The opinions expressed in the papers are solely those of the author/s who retain the copyright

Submitting a working paper

  • We only accept previously unpublished papers. 

  • Papers should be no more than 8,000 words, include references and an abstract.

  • All papers are peer-reviewed before publication.

  • All submissions should be sent in a word format by email to:

  • Papers must include 

    • an abstract of no more than 200 words; 

    • 5–10 keywords; 

    • the author’s contact details (email) and affiliation

  • Authors guidelines:

    • For referencing and citations please use Harvard style in-text  author-date form (e.g. author name, year). 

    • The full list of references should be given at the end of the paper.

    • Use footnotes for explanations etc.

    • Format: Arial 11 pt, 1.5 line space