Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- By submitting an article for publication the authors confirm that they are the corresponding/submitting authors and hold the respective rights to submit and publish it as well as to transfer these rights to QRP.
- The manuscript is original, previously unpublished, no duplication and free from plagiarism. It has not been submitted to any other journal (otherwise, an explanation is included in "Comments to the Editor").
- The file is in Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format.
- The text is single-spaced, font Franklin Gothic Book (if not available: Arial), font size 10 pts, including titles and tables, italicized only where appropriate, not underlined (except for URL addresses); chapters and subchapters are numbered in Arabic numerals (1.; 1.1 ;1.1.1); chapter and subchapter titles are in bold; all illustrations, graphics, and tables are inserted at appropriate places in the text and not at the end of the text.
- The text follows the stylistic and reference style in the Author Guidelines, which can be found under "About us"/"Submission".
- Each Research Article, Scientific Review, Practice Report or Policy Report gives an abstract of 200-350 words in English.
- The referencing style is APA.
- Authors whose first language is not English should have their manuscript read by a native English speaker before submission.
Research Articles are based on the original collection and/or analyzis of raw data respectively the conduct of an original study.
A Scientific Review is not based on original but on existing research, narratively, systematically or comparatively summarizing, categorizing and illustrating the current state of scientific discourse on a specific topic.
Practice Notes provide inside in the practice field, shall be systematically structured, not only narrative but reflective, well-argued and to the point.
Policy Notes provide inside in relevant policies.
In submitting an article for the Quarterly on Refugee Problems – AWR Bulletin (QRP):
A. The submitters/authors warrant that:
- The manuscript is original, previously unpublished (except in form of an abstract or part of a published lecture, review or thesis; if not, this has to be indicated in the "Comments to the Editor" upon submission), no duplication and free from plagiarism.
- The manuscript has not been submitted to any other journal (otherwise, an explanation is included in "Comments to the Editor") and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- They are the corresponding/submitting authors and hold the exclusive respective rights to submit and publish it (including all images, drawings, graphics, etc.) as well as to transfer these rights to QRP.
- They represent all co-authors, if any, and have acquired the written consent of all co-authors after the latter have read, understood and agreed to the terms of publication including the terms of data processing.
- They have acquired the written consent of the responsible authorities at the institution, if any, where the work was carried out or whom the work was carried out for and accept responsibility for releasing the work on behalf of any and all co-authors.
- Each co-author, if any, has made substantial contributions and is accountable for their own contribution knowing that any questions related to the accuracy and integrity of any part of the manuscript are investigated, resolved and made public.
- If (excerpts of) copyrighted works are included, the authors have obtained written permission from the copyright owners for all uses as set forth in these license standards and the submission standards as well as appropriately credited the sources.
- Nothing in the manuscript is unlawful or would, if published, constitute a breach of law, contract, the rights or privacy of others, confidence or commitment to secrecy.
- Any software contained in the Supplemental Materials is free from viruses, contaminants or worms.
- The authors have disclosed any conflict of interest relating to the manuscript with submission and identified on the title page of the manuscript all financial and material support for the research and work as well as any financial interests the authors may have in entities that have an interest in the submitted manuscript and supporting information.
- They have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the manuscript, confirm that to the best of their knowledge all statements purporting to be facts are true and no formula or instruction will, if accurately followed cause any injury, illness or damage.
B. The submitters/authors agree that:
- By submitting an article, the author agrees to the following terms, which is considered as the author copyright agreement between the author and the journal.
- The editors and the Association for the Study of the World Refugee Problem (AWR; Forschungsgesellschaft für das Weltflüchtlingsproblem – Deutsche Sektion e. V.) might require changes to the manuscript (also related to length) or reject publishing it if the reviewers recommend, or for any reason in their reasonable judgement this would lead to a violation of ethical or submission standards or to legal liability. This might even occur late in the publication process after acceptance has already been granted. If publication is rejected or the author withdraws his submission before final acceptance for publication, the authors are free to submit the manuscript to elsewhere and all related rights will revert to the authors.
- If the manuscript is accepted for publication, AWR is granted the exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright) right and license to use the manuscript including any tables, illustrations, embedded media or other materials submitted for publication as well as supplementary materials that are not intrinsic parts of the aforementioned (e.g., experimental data, e-components, encodings and software, and enhanced graphical, illustrative, video and audio material) (hereinafter “article”) in whole or parts or abstracts of it for all commercial or educational purposes, including, but not limited to, publishing in all forms and all media (whether now known or later developed), data bases or data networks, reproducing, translating, marketing, distributing (themselves and through distributors), sublicensing, and selling copies of the article throughout the world including the right to alter the article if necessary for these purposes. This includes the right to enforce the rights granted by this license against third parties and to sublicense such rights. The authors agree to co-operate fully with AWR in any infringement proceedings arising in connection with the publication of the article and to provide any documents, accounts and records within the power of their control.
- The Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) as currently displayed at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.de shall be applied to the article and all subsequent versions, meaning in short that anyone is free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) under the license terms that – without in any way suggesting the licensor endorsed the user or use – appropriate credit is given, a link to the license is provided and changes made are indicated, while the licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the license terms are followed. The authors acknowledge that AWR is the exclusive “licensor” as defined in the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 and has the right to make the article freely available under these terms. Any copy of the article or any part of it distributed or posted by the authors or AWR in any format will include the notice of copyright as stipulated in the QRP and full citation to the final published version of the article in the QRP.
- If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, the submitter notifies this at the time of submission, and in such cases the article shall be released under the Creative Commons 1.0 Public Domain Dedication waiver.
- Authors retain the right to make an author’s original version (preprint) of the article available through various channels. This may jeopardize QRP’s blind peer review process and the authors are asked to remove it during the submission process, but it does not prevent submission to the journal. If accepted, the authors are required to update the status of any preprint according to what has been stated above.
- The authors (or if applicable their employers) retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights in any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in the article.
- The authors indemnify the Association for the Study of the World Refugee Problem (AWR; Forschungsgesellschaft für das Weltflüchtlingsproblem – Deutsche Sektion e. V.), the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg Schweinfurt (THWS), and their members of the presidency, officers, employees, agents, and representatives as well as the editors of the QRP and agree to defend and hold them harmless from and against any and all liability, damage, loss, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of settlement) incurred by any such party arising out of, or relating to any misrepresentation in, or breach or alleged breach of the author’s representations or warranties mentioned here. If the authors fail to promptly or diligently pursue any defense of any indemnified party, the indemnified parties, or any of them, may assume such defense at the authors’ expense. The obligations of this indemnification will survive any termination or expiration of this agreement.
- The authors acknowledge and agree that this agreement entitles them to no royalties or fees. To the maximum extent permitted by law, they waive any and all rights they may have to collect royalties or other fees in relation to the article or in respect of any use of the article by the AWR or its sublicensees.
- The authors acknowledge that during the term of the agreement and thereafter (for as long as necessary), AWR and THWS may process the submitters and (co-)authors personal data, including storing or transferring data outside the of the countries of the submitters/authors residence in order to process transactions related to the publication, to reproduce them in the QRP and in indexing and abstracting bibliographic services, and to communicate with the submitters/authors, and that AWR and THWS have a legitimate interest in processing these data always in compliance with the applicable law. The authors agree to notify the editor-in-chief immediately if their contact details and other relevant details change.
- Any amendment to this agreement has to be done in written. This includes the abolishment of this requirement.
- This agreement shall be governed in all respects according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany without giving effect to the principles of conflict of law thereof.
- If any provision of this agreement is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under the present or future laws, then such provision shall be revised by a court of competent jurisdiction to be enforceable if permitted under applicable law, and otherwise shall be fully severable. In any event, this agreement shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of this agreement, and the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision or by its severance from this agreement.