Considering the Journal’s mission, an ideal FEU article
Is evidence-based, policy-oriented, well-argued, and well-structured
Demonstrates a familiarity with existing research and the current policy context
has been written in accordance with the highest academic standards.
Guidelines for style and formatting
Please use British English and perform a spell-check before submitting your draft.
Please use double quotation marks (“XX”), except for quotes within quotations.
Please follow APA style for references. Please use endnotes AND include a reference section at the end of your draft.
For all internet sources, please add hyperlinks to the original document or source. Please also use DOI when available.
All figures and tables should be consecutively numbered, followed by a title, and should be referred to in the text in the following way: (see Figure X).
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted material included in the publication.
Please also include Excel files for figures/graphs and charts so that these can be modified.
Guidelines for language and structure
Please keep in mind that the journal targets a wide audience that includes experts, policymakers, and academics as well as the general public.
Tell your readers right away what is interesting about your article and why reading it is relevant and important for understanding the topic.
Discuss existing literature and policy contexts. Pay particular attention to the intersection between research and policy. Demonstrate your familiarity with both and indicate how theory could be translated into practice.
Support your original arguments and ideas with references to previous research and factual evidence.
Structure your contribution in a way that makes your arguments clear, dynamic, and easy to follow. Make sure that your introduction is catchy and demonstrates relevance, every following subsection adds a new turn/level/perspective to your reasoning, and your conclusion brings everything together without introducing new ideas that require further argumentation.
Make sure that your arguments are presented accurately yet remain comprehensible to non-experts, e.g., avoid excessive use of academic or technical terminology.
Avoid generalizations as well as unnecessary details. Focus on your main argument and keep it consistent, informative, and concise.
Please do not include your name, affiliation, or any other identifier in the abstract or your draft article submission.
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