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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 submission is not before another journal for consideration. If the submission has been published (incl. preprint servers and blogs), an explanation has been provided at submission as a Comment to the Editor.
  • The submission is in English and the file is in the journal's Word template.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

  • We ask you to use our article template for your submission. At the very least, use Word styles - so it’s easier for us to reformat the article, if needed.
  • We use the Harvard system for citations, with author and date in parentheses in the running text, and a full bibliographic reference in a separate section at the end of the article.
  • Your manuscript must be accessible: images must have Alt text, tables and lists must be properly formatted, etc. If you use Word, run the Accessibility Checker and fix accessibility issues before submitting your manuscript.

There are no submission or publishing fees in NOPOS. The journal does not have a pre-determined word limit – the editorial team will consider submitted manuscripts on a case-by-case basis.

All manuscripts submitted to NOPOS go through editorial review or formal peer review. Before the start of the review process, all manuscripts are routinely screened for plagiarism. Read more about NOPOS' review process.

Research articles

Manuscripts in this section undergo a formal peer-review process involving at least two external reviewers.

Note that section Research articles does not accept previously published articles that have been through a formal peer review process. If a manuscript has been through peer review elsewhere, but not published, the author is asked to provide information about the review recommendations.

Case studies

A case study is a systematic, in-depth account of a specific phenomenon, a particular situation, a project. Manuscripts in this section undergo editorial review by at least two members of the editorial team.


Viewpoints are opinion pieces. Manuscripts in this section undergo editorial review by at least two members of the editorial team.


Notes in NOPOS are pieces that do not necessarily contain strictly scholarly material, but may nonetheless be of interest to the journal's readers. These may be event reports, communications, tributes, commentaries. Manuscripts in this section undergo editorial review by at least two members of the editorial team. The Notes section was introduced in NOPOS in 2022. 

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