Guidelines for Workshop Papers / Chapters for Edited Volumes:


  1. Language: British English (papers should be submitted in (almost) perfect English)
  2. Paper length: 6500-7000 words (including tables, graphs, footnotes, references)
  3. Paper abstract: 250 words
  4. Biographical note author: 250 words
  5. Photo author: Passport size
  6. Software: MS Word
  7. Page format: A4
  8. Margins: 2.5 cm top, bottom, left, right
  9. Line spacing: 1.5
  10. Font: Times New Roman 12 point for text; 11 for citations; 10 for footnotes
  11. Sections: Main headline, section headlines and sub-section headlines should be clearly indicated through using different font sizes and where necessary also by using italics
  12. Graphs/tables: Can be included in text or can be grouped at the end of the paper (in the latter case it should be indicated where they are to be placed in the text)
  13. Footnotes/bibliography: Chicago Manual of Style (avoid in-text citations), i.e. in the text use surname of author and year and provide a full bibliography at the end of the text
  14. Headers/footers: None
  15. Page numbering: Centre at bottom
  16. Pictures: None
  17. Alignment: Justified (left and right)
  18. Keywords: Please choose your own the keywords that are the most appropriated to describe the paper
  19. Plagiarism. Plagiarism is not acceptable in any form.


Some illustrative examples for endnotes
  1. Books
  2. Leonard Binder, In a Moment of Enthusiasm, Political Power and the Second Stratum in Egypt (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978) Brian Hocking, “Rethinking the ‘New’ Public Diplomacy,” in The New Public Diplomacy: Soft Power in International Relations, ed. Jan Melissen (UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 28-43.

  3. Journal articles
  4. Andrew Rosser, “Escaping the Resource Curse: The Case of Indonesia.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 37, no. 1 (2007): 38–58.

  5. Newspaper articles
  6. Alan Riding, “The Industry of Art Goes Global,” New York Times, March 28, 2007. Names of news services are not italicized. Associated Press, “Westchester Approves Measure on Gun Safety,” New York Times, June 12, 2000.

  7. Online newspapers, news services and other news sites
  8. Alison Mitchell and Frank Bruni, “Scars Still Raw, Bush Clashes with McCain,” New York Times, March 25, 2001, (accessed May 9, 2012).

  9. Working papers
  10. Eric Edmonds, “Does Child Labor Decline with Improving Economic Status?” NBER Working Paper 10134, December 2003.

  11. Pamphlets, corporate reports, brochures and other freestanding publications
  12. These are treated essentially as books.

  13. International bodies
  14. Citations to documents of international bodies such as the UN should identify the authorizing body (and the author where appropriate), the title of the paper, and the date. Series, publication number and place of publication may be included.

Citation style for bibliographies

Brochmann, Grete. Middle East Avenue: Female Migration from Sri Lanka to the Gulf. Boulder: Westview Press, 1993.

Arnold, Fred, and Nasra M. Shah, eds. Asian Labor Migration: Pipeline to the Middle East. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986.

Feiler, Gil. “Migration and Recession: Arab Labor Mobility in the Middle East, 1982-89.” Population and Development Review 17, no. 1 (March 1991): 134-155.

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