IJREE employs the blind review procedure. Each manuscript will be read by at least two reviewers. Therefore the name and address/phone number/e-mail address of the author should be printed only on a separate cover sheet or the cover letter. Obvious self-citations or comments should be avoided in this phase of the review process in order to protect the anonymity of the author. The editors can only guarantee blind review if authors follow these recommendations.
Since the reviewers work on a voluntary basis, the editors and publisher reserve the right to lengthen the review period. Unsolicited manuscripts cannot be returned to the authors.
Manuscripts are accepted for publication if both reviewers give a positive vote. If only one of the reviewers votes for acceptance of the manuscript, a third reviewer is consulted. If any doubt still remains, the editor decides after consulting the reviewer who recommended rejection on how to proceed. Four different acceptance levels are possible:
1. Rejection of the manuscript
2. Acceptance with request for major revision
3. Acceptance with requests for changes
4. Acceptance without requests for changes
In the case of (2) or (3) the authors will be provided with the reviewers' anonymous comments including their recommendations for changes. In the case of (2) the paper undergoes an additional review process, while in the case of (3) the managing editor decides.
Manuscripts should not exceed 40,000 characters including spaces, footnotes and sources but excluding tables and charts. The editors reserve the right when accepting manuscripts to request that they be shortened.
Manuscripts should be submitted to the managing editor by e-mail (CD-ROM or memory stick is also possible). Submission of a hardcopy is unnecessary. Manuscripts can be written with any common word processing program and sent as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. The manuscript must be formatted with 1.5-line spacing, Arial font, 12-point type and margins of 3 cm on each side. The manuscript must have the following structure:
Page 1 English title (and, if applicable, subtitle) English abstract English keywords (maximum of 5)
Page 2 Start of contribution. For empirical contributions the following structure according to international standards is recommended:
- Introduction and research questions
- Review of the literature
The title (and, if applicable, the subtitle) should be short and concise. Do not use more than two sublevels.
The abstract may not be longer than 10 lines. Information at the end of the articles must have the following structure:
- Endnotes (please use Arabic numerals)
If your submission is accepted after the review process, we would like to ask you to make all necessary changes and corrections before you hand in your final version for printing, as we cannot make more than small changes once the articles have been set.
The use of citations from webpages such as Wikipedia with constantly changing content and no identifiable authors is not permitted. If previously written articles or parts/citations from them are used, they must be paraphrased and indicated in accordance with the guidelines of this journal.
If an automatic citation function is used, please make sure that for articles with up to three authors all authors are named in the text.
Before submitting the manuscript please check if the literature cited in the text matches the references in the references.
If your submission is accepted after the review process, we would like to ask you to make all necessary changes and corrections before you hand in your final version for printing, as we cannot make more than very small changes once the articles have been set.
Please use the APA-style of citation:
A typical reference, then, would look like this
One, A., Two, B., & Three, C. (2012). Title of the book. Place the book was published: Name of the publishers.
Two, B., Four, D., & Five, E. (2013). Title of the paper. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Name of the edited volume (pp.xxx-xxx). Place the book was published: Name of the publishers.
Five, E. (2014). Name of the article. Journal the article was published in, 16(5), 25-40.