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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.
  • The submitted file does not include any information on the author(s), and personal information have been removed from the ‚ÄúDocument Properties and Personal Information" Section of Word.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Formatting Guidelines (Submission -- Formatting guidelines & templates)
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. All tables and figures have sources,
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided in a format. Whether an article has a DOI or not, can be checked at
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Further formatting details

  • An original article would normally consist of 4,500-7,000 words
  • Authors are encouraged not to use any special text formatting at all
  • The text should be single-spaced, using Times New Roman 12-point font, no blank lines between paragraphs, no pagination
  • The abstract should be 70-150 words long, in a single paragraph
  • For library indexing and on-line searching you are encouraged to provide up to 5 keywords, separating them with semicolons (e.g. apple; pear; grapes)
  • TMP uses the APA 7.0 format for in-text citations and references lists. Please, use a citation tool or read the detailed description of this style by following this link:
  • Figures and tables are to be inserted in the text, and are numbered consecutively; sources are also to be provided; when preparing the figures please consider that the final copy will be published in black and white format
  • Please do not use footnotes; you can include all peripheral remarks in the text within parentheses, or, if you absolutely need notes, please use endnotes
  • Only black and white photographs can be published in the proceedings
  • References to original sources for cited material is to be listed together at the end of the paper; the list of references shall be arranged in alphabetical order
    • Authors should check if a DOI is available for the cited work (using; if yes, it should be put in the references in the following format:
    • Authors should check if an URL is available for the cited work; if yes, it should be added to the item in the references list
    • The list of references may only contain items cited in the text; an English translation of the title of non-English papers in the references must be added
  • In case of multiple authors please specify the contribution of each author by using the following 5 categories, and also give an estimate about the share of work (e.g. Author1 55%; Author2 45%)
    • Possible contribution categories: Conceived and designed the study; Collected the data; Performed the analysis; Wrote the paper; Other (pls., specify)
  • You may use an Appendix (no longer than 5 pages); this section should come after the References


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