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Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation

The editorial board will consider only manuscripts that meet the following requirements.  

     1. Manuscript format: Manuscripts should be typed using Microsoft Word with a Times New Roman, in 12-point font, double-spaced, and include page numbers.

     2. Title: The title must be clear, concise and relevant to the content.

     3. Author(s): The author’s or authors’ name and family name including author affiliations should be shown on the right-hand side under the article title. For manuscripts with multiple authors, the corresponding author’s name and (e-mail) address must be clearly indicated.

     4. Abstract: The manuscript must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words.       

     5. Keywords: After the abstract, up to five keywords should be provided.

     6. Main text/Content:

            - TJEAS considers research and regular manuscripts of 4,000-8,000 words in length including references. Book reviews should be from 800 to 1,500 words in length.

            - Original articles generally, in accordance with a research paradigm, cover the following: Introduction, Purposes, Literature review, Methods, Result, Discussion, Conclusion and recommendation, and References.

          - TJEAS uses the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). When preparing manuscripts, including in-text citations and references, authors must follow the rules set by the American Psychological Association (APA).

          - Footnotes are not used for citation purposes, but for detailed comments. They should be identified by consecutive numbers in the text.

          - Tables, charts and figures should be considered for appropriateness. Tables use APA styles. Figures must be clear and provide captions to figures.

Pre-submission English-language Editing

English-language manuscripts should be competently written and argued in clear and concise grammatical English. Contributors are strongly advised to have the manuscript checked by a professional English language editor with expertise in your subject area. All editing costs must be borne by the authors.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted online at Full instructions are available on the site and a user ID and password can be registered on the first visit. Alternatively, please contact the Journal's Editorial Office at

Below are examples of common APA citation formats.

Journal article

Pajares, F. (2001). The Chinese economic pivot in Central Asia and its implications for the post-Karimov re-emergence of Uzbekistan. Asian Survey, 58(4), 747-769.

Patel, V., & Prince, M. (2010). Global mental health: A new global health field comes of age. JAMA, 303(19), 1976–1977


McInnes, C., & Lee, K. (2012). Global health and international relations. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Chapter in a book

de Almeida, J. M. C., Minas, H., & Cayetano, C. (2014). Generating political commitment for mental health system development. In V. Patel, H. Minas, A. Cohen, & M. Prince (Eds.). Global mental health: Principles and practice (pp. 450–468). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Copyright and Open Access Policies

Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will be asked to transfer copyright. This transfer will ensure the wide dissemination of information. A notification will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript.

The TJEAS is an open access journal. All articles are freely available to read, download and share.

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