We would like to thank you for choosing to submit your paper to Cyberpolitik. In order to fasten the process of reviewing and publishing please take try to read and follow these notes in depth, as doing so will ensure your work matches the journal’s requirements.
All works including research articles, comments and book reviews submitted to Cyberpolitik need to be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other journal before and/or at the same time.
All submissions are to be made online via the Journal’s e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no fee for publishing in the Cyberpolitik Journal.
The authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. The email address of the author will be displayed in the article.
Articles should be 1.5-spaced and with standard margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Please avoid breaking words at the end of lines.
The articles need to be between 5000 – 7000 words (including footnotes and references); comments between 2000-4000 words (including footnotes and references); and book – article reviews between 500 – 1500 words.
An abstract of up to 150 words should be added during the submission process, along with an average of five keywords.
Authors should make a final check of their article for content, style, proper names, quotations and references.
All images, pictures, maps, charts and graphs should be referred to as figures and numbered. Sources should be given in full for images, pictures, maps, tables and figures.
Comments in Cyberpolitic
A comment is a short evaluation of an expert regarding new issues and/or development in cyberpolitics.
Comments require journal’s full reference style.
Book / article Reviews in Cyberpolitic
A book review should provide a fair but critical assessment of a recent (not older than 5 years) contribution to the scholarly literature on the themes and topics relevant to the journal.
A book review for Cyberpolitik:
- provides complete bibliographical references of the book(s) and articles to be reviewed.
- summarizes the content and purpose of the book, focusing on its main argument(s) and the theory, methodology and empirical evidence employed to make and support these arguments
- Critically assesses the author(s)’ arguments, their persuasiveness and presentation, identifying the book’s strengths and weaknesses
- presents a concluding statement that summarizes the review and indicates who might benefit most from reading the book
Book / article reviews should be preceded by full publication information, in the following form:
Barışı Konuşmak: Teori ve Pratikçe Çatışma Yönetimi by Nezir Akyeşilmen (ed.), Ankara, METU Press, 2014 (Second Eddition), TL22 (paperback), ISBN 978-605-5164-04-1.
The reviewer’s name, affiliation and email address should appear, on separate lines, at the top of the review, right after the bibliography of the book/article.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to cyberpolitik’s reference style.
Reference style of Cyberpolitik is based on APA 6th Edition.
Short notes are:
Cyberpolitik asks for a short biographical details for all authors.
The Publication Manual for APA is now in its 6th edition. It includes several significant changes, such as the use of DOIs and URLs in retrieval statements.
|Item||Reference list entries||In text citation||Note|
|Pilger, J. (2006). Freedom next time. London, England: Bantam.||(Pilger, 2006) or
… Pilger (2006).
|Short direct quote:
Enclose in “…” and give page number. E.g. Pilger (2006) says that “…” (p. 257).
|Shaw, R., & Eichbaum, C. (2008). Public policy in New Zealand:
Institutions, processes and outcomes. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education.
|(Shaw & Eichbaum,
According to Shaw and
Eichbaum (2008) …
In a sentence: use ‘and’ between authors
Within brackets: use ‘&’ between authors For each citation: always give both authors Reference list: use ‘&’ between authors
three – five authors
|Alred, G. J., Brusaw, C. T., & Oliu, W. E. (2009). The business writer’s
handbook. New York, NY: St Martin’s Press.
(Alred, Brusaw, & Oliu,
(Alred et al., 2009)
|Reference list: list all authors , use ‘&’ before final one
First citation: give all authors
Subsequent citations: first author et al., year Sentence style: use ‘and’ before final authors Within brackets: use ‘&’ before final author
six – seven authors
|Gazda, G. M., Balzer, F. J., Childers, W. C., Nealy, A. U., Phelps, R. E., &
Walters, R. P. (2005). Human relations development: A manual for educators (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Educational.
|(Gazda et al., 2005)||Reference list:
list all authors, use ‘&’ before final author In text, first and subsequent citations: surname of the first author et al., year
eight or more authors
|Watson, S., Gunasekara, G., Gedye, M., van Roy, Y., Ross, M., Longdin,
L., … Brown, L. (2003). Law of business organisations (4th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Palatine Press.
|(Watson et al., 2003)||Reference list:
use … between 6th and final author
In text, first and subsequent citations:
surname of the first author et al., year
|Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A.
Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97-106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.
Easton (2008) states that … (p. 101).
the main entry in your list is the author of the chapter include the page numbers of the chapter
In text citation: give the author of the chapter, year. Give page number for paraphrased ideas or quotes Editors’ names: initial before family name
|New Zealand Health Information Service. (2003). Report on maternity:||First citation:
(New Zealand Health
|Well known organization abbreviations:
|Maternal and newborn information. Wellington, New Zealand:
Ministry of Health.
Then: (NZHIS, 2003)
|give the name of the organisation in full, plus its
abbreviation in […], date
Subsequent citations: give abbreviation, year
from a library database
|Best, A. (2004). International history of the twentieth century.
Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.com
|(Best, 2004)||Give the URL of the database
remove the part of the URL after the domain / host name; do not include the full link to the book
|Li, S., & Seale, C. (2007). Learning to do qualitative data analysis: An
observational study of doctoral work. Qualitative Health
Research, 17, 1442-1452. doi:10.1177/1049732307306924
|(Li & Seale, 2007)||DOI (digital object identifier):
Most academic journal articles will have a DOI. Find it:
on the PDF, or
in the article record on the database, or
underneath the abstract
Read our online guide for information about DOIs
DOI not available
|Read, E. (2007, November 1). Myth-busting gen Y. New Zealand
Management, 54(10), 63-64. Retrieved from http://www.management.co.nz
|(Read, 2007)||Reference List:
give the exact date of the article do not give a date of retrieval
give the home page URL of the publication (not of the article or database)
DOI not available no author
|Nuke test inquiry doubted. (2009, April 23). The Dominion Post, p. 5.
Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/
|(“Nuke test inquiry
give exact date of article, but no date of retrieval
give home page URL of the publication (not the article)
No author: alphabetise by first significant title word
In text citation: use a short title, or part of a long title, enclose in quotes with a comma: (“…,” year)
|Flesch, R. (n.d.). How to write plain English. Retrieved April 12, 2009,
|(Flesch, n.d.)||Reference List:
html websites are likely to change or be updated so
include a date of retrieval
Reference List and In text: (n.d.) for no date
||Radio New Zealand. (2008). Annual report 2007-2008. Retrieved from
|(Radio New Zealand,
|PDF documents are not likely to change so do not
include a date of retrieval
|Bellofolletti. (2009, April 8). Ghost caught on surveillance camera
[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com
|(Bellofolleti, 2009)||Reference List: If only the screen name is available, in
this case Bellofolletti, give that as the author.
Give exact date of online post, format [Video file], no date of retrieval.
For other sorts of videos and DVDs see the APA’s detailed Referencing guide