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Author Guidelines

Submissions should contain the following elements in this order:

Title page file

  1. Please submit a separate title page, which includes the full title of the manuscript, the names, e- mail addresses, scientific affiliation of all authors, abstract and keywords.
    1. Abstract. The abstract should provide a summary of the key points in a minimum of 250 words, not exceeding 300 words.
    2. Keywords. Up to 6 key words should be provided for the benefit of indexing and abstracting services.


Manuscript file

  1. Title of manuscript, then the text. (See below for style guidelines)
  2. Acknowledgements (if applicable). Contributors, collaborators, publication contexts, etc.
  3. References. Bibliography, Film/Videography, other.
  4. Data availability statement.
  5. Ethical declaration statement.
  6. Endnotes (if any). (See below for style guidelines)


Headings and Subheadings

Headings should be used at least every 7.000 characters or 1.000 words. Titles and subtitles must be clearly distinguished by their typography.

1           The First Level Heading


The text.


1.1           The Second Level Heading

The Text.



Please use footnotes only if necessary; they should not be used instead of in-text citations.

Notes should appear at the bottom of the page, with the numerical sequence running throughout the article. These should be kept to a minimum and identified by a superscript number.



Citations in Body Text

IJRCH  uses the APA 7 system of in-text citations. Detail of work cited should appear at the end of the

paper in the ‘References.’



Bibliographical references from the main body text must adhere to the APA 7 model for a References List; some basic examples are:


Journal Articles

Abraham & Verba. (2018). Civic culture. In Russian Culture at the Crossroads: Paradoxes of Postcommunist Consciousness (pp. 299–312).


Weaver, J. M., & Schofield, T. J. (2015). Mediation and moderation of divorce effects on children’s behavior problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(1), 39–48. Retrieved from


Books and Book Chapters


Coontz, S. (2014). Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage. New York: Penguin Publishing Group.


Härkönen, J. (2015). Divorce. In R. Scott & S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 1–14). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



Photographs and illustrations are very welcome. A minimum of 300 dpi resolution is required for photographs and illustrations. TIFF or JPEG files are preferred.

Line drawings and other diagrams should be in a camera-ready state, capable of reduction and a minimum of 600 dpi resolution is required.


All photographs and illustrations should be accompanied by a caption, which should include the figure number, and appear in sequence, with an acknowledgement to the holder of the copyright, where necessary.



Within paragraphs, quotations should be used sparingly and identified by single quotation marks . Paragraph quotations (longer than 40 words) must be indented with an additional one-line space above and below, without any quotation marks.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Under the CC-BY license, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

if the article is accepted by "International Journal Ethnic, Racial and Cultural Heritage" for publication then the author continues to be the copyright owner and allows the journal to publish the article with the CC BY license.


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