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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.
  • As a condition for submitting to PriSE, the author(s) ensure that they follow standard practices of retaining from plagiarism of their own or others’ works.
  • As a condition of final acceptance of a paper for publication in the PriSE, the author(s) must indicate if the paper is published somewhere else, posted on a website other than the author’s personal website or otherwise may be copyrighted. The author is responsible for ensuring that the submission to PriSE is not copyrighted and that PriSE will not be responsible for such infringements. The copyrights of the published papers remain with the author(s) and are not transferred to PriSE.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in these guidelines as well as the  the Article Template.
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed (see file Article Template).
  • The submission of a paper to PriSE for reviewing means that:

     (i) the author certifies that the manuscript is not copyrighted;

     (ii) nor has it been accepted for publication (or published) by any peer-reviewed journal;

     (iii) nor is it being reviewed elsewhere at the same time.

Author Guidelines

The manuscript has to be prepared in accordance with the single-blind review process i.e.:

1. the author(s) must retain from using explicit indications of the authors’ names and institutions.
2. the author(s) should make sure that the manuscript does not reveal author’s identity in any implicit manner.

Author names, institutions, and acknowledgments should appear only in the separately submitted title page of the submission. Therefore, the submission contains two (2) separate files: the title page and the blinded-manuscript. 

Please use the following Word template for your submission:

PriSE Template 

All submitted papers must adhere to the following formatting guidelines throughout the manuscript (main body, references, appendices, and footnotes).

Structure of the paper

A structured abstract according to the template is required. Not all entries of the structured abstract will be applicable to a given contribution (e.g. a theoretical one), so obviously necessary deviations are of course accepted. On the other hand, abstracts are extremely important for rapid orientation and information (often also used in information retrieval systems), and structured abstracts are a good way to achieve this. Please take great care for concise and understandable writing (eg. do not use unexplained abbreviations and terms which are specific for your country or region).

Keywords: up to 6 keywords best suited to index and retrieve your contribution (use English spelling, well-established abbreviations are possible).

Introduction: brief, one paragraph establishing the importance and relevance of the research topic and second paragraph establishing the existing research gap.

Research background: provide an adequate background of existing research, establishing concepts, theories and results necessary for your study, point out the research gap, and derive your research questions and hypotheses from it.

Material and methods: provide sufficient detail to allow for replication; for tests, questionnaires etc. the explicit wording must be available (e.g. in the appendix or supplementary material). For existing methods refer to the literature, give only the informations and characteristics relevant to your work. “Name/term dropping” especially for advanced methods it is not acceptable, a reference (for books with chapter of page numbers) must be given. Make sure that there is a clear and reliable description of all the data and characteristics required by the sample/setting and design/methods sections of the structured abstract.

Results should be concise and clear, and explicitly refer to your research questions. For empirical work, provide a thorough and understandable documentation of your quantitative results. Some hints: item and instrument analysis according to standard procedures; effect sizes for interventions (best with confidence intervals); labelling in tables and figures should be by explicit variable names or item wordings (if necessary in an adequate short form), not by numbers or cryptic variables names; all values presented in figures must also somewhere be given as numbers; if there are error bars in figures specify whether it is standard error of measurement or standard deviation.

Discussion and conclusions: focus on discussion of your results in view of the research questions and their contribution to the state of knowledge, the strengths and limitations of your study, and on implication for future research and classroom practice.

References: according to APA style (


Supplementary materials

Supplementary materials (like video material stating the core results, supplementary data files, additional robustness checks etc.) should be provided as additional files for the manuscript submission. These files are not count toward the word limit of the submission. The contents of supplementary material should not be critical for the proper evaluation of the paper and delivering the core results of the paper (otherwise include these in the main text).


Submission instructions

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via PriSE authors are advised to follow the detailed instructions in the system. Authors should contact the Managing Editor if they have any questions or encounter any problems in the system.


Data Disclosure

PriSE encourages (but does not require) the disclosure of data associated with the manuscripts to support and facilitate scientific work to continue based on the published works. All the data submitted will be open source licensed.

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