Guidelines for Authors
Authors submitting materials for publication should adhere to the Perspectives on Terrorism Style Guidelines. The guidelines provide additional information about style, language, formats, and references. Please note that manuscripts which do not meet one or more of these criteria may be rejected at the discretion of the editorial team.
Perspectives on Terrorism asks all authors to observe high standards with respect to publication ethics, taking into account the following points in particular.
- The editors will not consider manuscripts under simultaneous submission elsewhere or material that has already been published. The author(s) must be able to offer the assurance that the manuscript has not been submitted (and will not be submitted) to another journal while under review with Perspectives on Terrorism.
- All material must be original. In addition to observing the usual cautions against plagiarism, authors must avoid repeating material from their own previous work.
- Any potential conflict of interest must be made clear to the editors at the point of submission. This includes any financial interests or connections related to the work, potential bias in the manuscript’s findings that reflect an author’s commercial, academic, or governmental affiliations.
License and Agreements
Perspectives on Terrorism publications are published in open access format and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
By submitting their manuscripts to Perspectives on Terrorism, authors agree and accept that their work will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License.
Both parties agree to the attribution of an article as follows: Perspectives on Terrorism agrees to acknowledge the author(s) in the Table of Contents and the About the Author(s) section at the end of their published work, and the author agrees to acknowledge Perspectives on Terrorism as the site of original publication of the article. The implicit license permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
As a standard practice, we accept submissions from experts in their relevant fields with proven experience and knowledge through prior published work, or otherwise established expertise. We also welcome submissions from PhD graduates or academics further along in their career.
All submissions to Perspectives on Terrorism should be in line with the journal’s Style Guide, and should:
- Be within the word count: 5,000-8,000 (excl. endnotes). Please note: Perspectives on Terrorism does not use in-text citations.
- Be in line with the Chicago Manual of Style referencing system. More information here.
- Include a 250 word abstract and 5-8 keywords.
- Include page numbers (bottom right of page).
- Use Times New Roman pt. 12 font throughout.
- Use 1.5 line spacing.
- Use endnotes throughout for citations.
- In a separate document, include a brief bio for each author, including any social media handles (100 words max).
- In a separate document, include any Acknowledgements (optional).
- Submissions should not have any identifying information within the manuscript.
Failure to adhere to the above guidelines could result in automatic rejection.
Research articles submitted to Perspectives on Terrorism are subject to a confidential, double-blind peer review process. This means that any identifying information about both the reviewers and the author(s) are concealed throughout the review process. Research articles will be evaluated by two reviewers with expertise in the subject matter of the manuscript. Peer reviewers will have no conflict of interest, and are encouraged to point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
The editors will make every effort to notify the authors of the decision on their manuscript within eight weeks of receipt.
Our journal’s editors follow the Retraction Guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Perspectives on Terrorism reserves the right to reject any submission at any stage of the review process.