General rules for European Dignities Journal
The EUROPEAN DIGNITIES journal will have in its structure several sections where young people may regularly contribute with articles, photos reports, images, pictures, interviews, surveys, etc. The magazine will be published in English (for a greater accessibility to young audience in Europe) and if necessary, it can be translated into other international languages (French, Spanish). Here are some proposals for sections:
Troubleshooters - a section dedicated to photo reports. Our desire is to promote the art of reportage among young people.
Liberal arts – this is a section dedicated to all the fine arts which are appreciated, promoted and even created by the young people. Be it film, theater, dance, sculpture, painting, it is a good opportunity of knowing and enjoying our current visual arts and more.
Urban legends – what happens in your hometown? This is the basic question one has to start from, especially the authors who want to contribute to this section. We can promote events, expositions, economic and institutional development from different cities.
Profile hunters – it is a section dedicated to the interviews, dialogues between the author and those “interesting” folks which have excelled in their work and can be taken as an example. This section requires a higher note of creativity and originality. After all, it is not just a simple classic interview but rather something distinct.
Diplomacy and culture – it is a section dedicated to both the political and the cultural space. A political and cultural dialogue.
High education – all about education (formal, non-formal or informal).
In community – a way to promote different communities and their activities. Be it organizational, rural or regional development, it is a demarche to view, encourage and support the development of the communities.
Search research – section dedicated to everything related to innovation, research, Google search (something we do not know).
Know-how – is a section dedicated for useful information for young people.
Instructions for authors
Articles must respect academic rules of elaboration (TNR format, 1.5 spacing, quotations – all quotation systems are accepted, alignment – Justify).
No ideas will be plagiarized, it is important to respect the rights of original authors.
Articles submitted to European Dignities must not have been previously published elsewhere (magazines, blogs, news websites etc.). We must assure that there is a certain exclusivity in this respect, to prove that we are professionals and that we offer new and trustworthy information.
Articles must be between 2 and 6 pages; they may contain photographs, drawings, as long as their source is provided (artist, website) if they are not elaborated by the author.
Submitted articles will only be accepted after consulting the editorial board, to ensure that they were written with respect to free, innovative and deferent spirit and that they accept promoting the journal’s objectives. We reserve our right to refuse any articles that do not respect these rules.
Each article must enframe into one of the sections mentioned in the journal’s official draft.
All ideas belong exclusively to the authors.
Every article must contain the title, the author’s full name, e-mail address, country, city, institution of affiliation (NGO, university, school, group, community – if available) and a short description of the author highlighting his/her activities.
European Dignities publishes articles which are translated into English. Typescripts in other official languages (German, Spanish, French) are acceptable and may be published (if space allows it).
If an article, once published in European Dignities, will be submitted elsewhere or translated into other languages (websites, blogs, magazines, other online portals), the original source must be mentioned.
All articles, photographs, drawings and ideas concerning the journal will be transmitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethical rules in elaborating and transmitting typescripts
There will be neither any verbal abuse, insulting or offensive words nor any images or drawings that transmit such messages within the articles’ structure.
We must respect others’ opinions and assure that what we transmit is ethical and indicates an appropriate moral conduct.
Communication with the editorial board and other contributors must be open and cooperative.
Through the ideas transmitted by the authors, we must popularize the best practices of each member’s community, innovating ideas, people with distinguished results, symbolic images and drawings, civilizing attitudes.
The deadline for the third issue is 15 October 2014.
The deadline for the fourth issue is 25 November 2014.
The deadline for the fifth issue is 25 January 2015.
European Dignities Journal is part of Young European TroubleShooters project, financed by Youth in Action Programme, with the support of European Commision.