Instructions for Authors

  • Journal information
  • Publishing Policies
  • Publication charges
  • Peer review
  • Structure
  • Style guidelines
  • APA Style

    • Publishing Policies

      Thesis is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to international standards for authors, as provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Articles must be original work and must not be in review to be published in any other journal. Submissions sent may be subject to controls to detect plagiarism cases.

      Publication charges

      There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal at any stage of the publishing process.

      Peer review

      All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. The Editor uses double-blind peer review which means that the reviewer does not know the author's identity, nor does the author know who the evaluator of his/her paper is. The journal’s editorial board, consisting of international experts, accepts articles in two languages, English and Albanian, Its editorial board, made up of international experts, accepts articles in two languages, English and Albanian, while non-Albanian authors submit their work in English only.


      The manuscript text should be structured in principle as follows:
      - First page should contain the title, first and last name of the author, (title, affiliation), email.
      - Abstract (100-150 words);
      Keywords: 5
      - Introduction
      - Heading...
      - Bibliography.

      Style guidelines

      The editorial board uses APA Style, 6th edition ( Please, do not use footnote, or avoid endnote as much as possible.

      APA Style

      In text citation/reference of a scientific source, is as follows: Last name of the author, year of publishing and page – if needed, e.g: (Bourdieu, 1997, p. 7).

      Author in a sentence: Another study for this issue (Smith, 2016) emphasizes that...

      Author at the beginning of the sentence: Smith (2016) emphasizes that... Wolton (2009, p. 53) says that internet offers an ocean of information, but every day we choose to be on diet by choosing only the information that is beneficial to us, not time-consuming. Wolton (2009) says that internet offers an ocean of information, but every day we ask “how to interconnect communication ghettos who communicate only vertically and not horizontally through other communication tools” (p. 53). In 1974 Zukowski invented the term Literacy information to describe...

      Two authors in a book: Smith and Jonnes (2016) emphasize that

      Citation within a part of the sentence:

      Another study for this issue (Smith, 2016) puts the main emphasis on the previous behavior in the environment where the child lives, because “the environment presents the nest wherethe child gathers information which later, he/she will imitate or apply in everyday behavior” (p. 6).

      Different conflicts, terrorist attacks, insecurities etc., made citizens or even political actors, ask: “Why do they hate us” (Arndt, 2006, p. xviii). This is very important, because “today’s hate brings tomorrow’s urge of insecurity and instability not only within the country, but also for the global security” (p. 34).

      Some authors for the same issue:

      As the public diplomacy researchers point out (Nye, 2004; Gilboa, 2008; Anholt, 2004; Melissen,2007)), having a positive image… If two authors have the same last name, the first letter of the name is also written: Authors Smith J. and Smith F. (2016) highlight some key features ...

      Three to five authors in one book:

      If a work has three (3), four (4) or five (5) authors, cite all authors the first time and from then on include only the last name of the first author followed by the words et al. (‘et al.’ is Latin for ‘and others’) Eg. (Nye, Melissen, Szondi, Leonard, 2015).Eg. (Nye et al., 2015)

      Over 6 authors in one work:

      If a work has six (6) or more authors, cite only the last name of the first author followed by et al. each time you refer to this work. In the bibliography all are written. For example: As noted in the recent study of corruption and political nepotism in Kosovo (Plepi et al., 2015), in this case neither exist…

      More work by one author in a year:

      As Plepi (2015a) points out, economic growth and welfare also increase family harmony, but such a phenomenon has been impossible to measure so far in Kosovo, or studies of this phenomenon are "regretful" (Plepi, 2015b).

      Entities and institutions as authors:

      The full name of the institution should be indicated in the first citation, while the following citations may be used if the name is particularly long.The international network of humanitarian aid associations has increased considerably in recent years in Kosovo (the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action [ALNAP], 2010).

      Subsequent citations:(ALNAP, 2010)


      General rules When a source has up to seven (7) authors, include all names in the reference list by dividing authors by commas. In case of books without an author, place the title of the book in the first position instead of the author. Write the full name of institutions or associations (see example at the bottom).

      Date of book publication: The date comes after the author, separated by a full stop and is inserted between the round brackets. In case of documents without a date, use the abbreviation "n.d." in brackets (no date).

      Translated books:
      In case of foreign translated books, indicate the name of the translator.

      Wolton, D. (2009). Informer n’est pas communiquer. Paris: CNRS Editions.

      Tuch, H. N. (1990). Communicating with the world: U.S. public diplomacy overseas. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University.

      Chapter or article within an edited book or summary: Melissen, J. (2011). Concluding reflections on soft power and public diplomacy in East Asia. Në: S.J. Lee & J. Melissen (ed). Public diplomacy and soft power in East Asia (247–262). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


      Gilboa, E., (2008). Searching for a Theory of Public Diplomacy. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Los Angeles: Sage, n.2. Vol3, (55-77).

      Journal from website: Last name of author, first letter of the name. (2013). Online title. Title of the online journal. Place: Publishing house. The link or doi, eg.: Gilboa, E., (2008). Searching for a Theory of Public Diplomacy. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science . Los Angeles: Sage. doi: xyuu222iooeeeee./e45 Piaget, J. (1969). The psychology of the child . New York, NY: Sage. (translated in Albanian by Filan Fisteku, Child’s psychology). In text: (Piaget, 1969)

      Active Teaching Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (2010). State humanitarian system: Performance assessment and progress in pilot study. Available in

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