Guide for Authors

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) with one column and 1.5 line spacing for text.
  • The manuscript should be started from the abstract without the title page information.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Do not use tables around the equations.
  • Save your file in pdf and docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


  • Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
  • Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
  • Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson, 1990).
  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott, 1991; Barakat et al., 1995; Kelso and Smith, 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).


  • All equations must be written using Times New Roman font and appropriate size. Number all equations sequentially. Each equation number should be right justified written in parentheses.
  • The equations should be numbered separately on the right hand.


  • Use the international system of units (SI). For other quantities, give their equivalent in SI.


  • The appendices should be numbered consecutively when they are more than one. The equations in appendix should be numbered separately, e. g. (A1), (A2), etc.