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Author Guidelines

Hew Horizons - Journal of Student Research (NHJSR) is an interdisciplinary and faculty-reviewed journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current student research. The journal seeks papers that are novel, integrative, and written in a way that is accessible to a wide audience which includes an array of disciplines. The content of the journal ranges from applied research to theoretical research. In general, papers are welcomed from all topics. 

The first author of the submission must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled or graduated from an accredited academic institution. In both cases, advisor’s information must be listed at submission. 

 Students who have already graduated must submit a letter as a supplementary file from their advisor testifying of their attendance at the university and conducting the research at the time. Submitted manuscripts will not be eligible for publication without the advisor information listed as such during submission. Only 4 authors including advisors are allowed.

We accept manuscript submissions of the following types:

  • Research Articles: Submissions of a manuscript that is your original research.    
  • Review Articles: Original review or analysis on a topic of your choice.    
  • Other Articles (Non-Peer Reviewed): Manuscripts that are Research Project, Analysis, Short Essay, Opinion, or an update on Current Affairs. These submissions will not be refereed by our faculty reviewers but will be subject to review by the editorial board before publication.




Article title:
Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps (max. 100 characters with spaces).

Author details: Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered. Please write the author details in the following order:

John Galt
University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola, North Macedonia

Abstract and keywords: Between 150 and 200 words (5-7 keywords); Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify. Write your abstract using concise, but complete, sentences. Get to the point quickly and always use the past tense because you are reporting on a study that has been completed. There are four things you need to include: 1) your research problem and objectives, 2) your methods, 3) your key results or arguments, and 4) your conclusion.

Article text: Times New Roman; 12 pt; justify; 1.0 line spacing; margins: Top: 2,5 cm; Bottom: 2,5 cm; Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm. The scope of the submitted text should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references. The text should be written in the neuter gender, concisely with correct orthography. Latin phrases should be set in italics.

Quotations: If they are brief (3 lines or fewer), quotations should be run on with the text. Longer quotations should be indented, without quotation marks. All indented quotations should be typed single-spaced.

Citation style: The author should follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing, for example: (Dahl 1989, 45); (Geddes 1999, 134-43); (Linz 1975). All references should be given in full at first mention. Subsequent citations can be abbreviated. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.

Headings and subheadings: Times New Roman; 12 pt; bold.

Tables: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; align heading left; single line spacing. Tables must be created in Word, not Excel. The table heading is situated above the table.

Figures: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; alignment centered; single line spacing. The authors must submit original electronic copies of the figures applied in the article in TIFF, JPG, or PNG format. Figure heading is situated under the figure. Consider aligning tables and figures at the center.

Dates: Dates should be given in the form: 26 December 1981.

Conclusion: The conclusion is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the article. A conclusion is where you summarize the article’s findings and generalize their importance, discuss ambiguous data, and recommend further research. These include:

  • Presenting the last word on the issues you raised in your article.
  • Summarizing your thoughts and conveying the larger implications of your study.
  • Demonstrating the importance of your ideas.
  • Introducing possible new or expanded ways of thinking about the research problem. 

References: The list of references appears at the end of your article, and provides more detailed information about the sources you cited. The titles of the works in the list of references will be indicated in the language in which they were published and translated into English in square brackets [ ]. Each entry in the list of references also begins with the author’s last name and the publication date, so that your reader can easily find any source they encounter in the text. For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the list of references; in the text, list only the first author, followed by et al. It is alphabetized by the author's last name.

References Examples:

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. “Article Title”. Horizons 8 (1):229-4, DOI: XXX-XXX

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. Book Title. place of publication: publisher.

Contributions in compilations and edited volumes:
Author's surname, Name. year of publication. “Title”, In: editor's surname, forename initials (ed./eds.) Compilation (place of publication: publisher), pages interval, DOI: XXX-XXX

Internet (URL):
When articles, books, or official documents are accessed via the internet, the reference should be formatted as described above; Full URL. where the document is posted should be listed as well as the date when it was accessed.

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. Book Title. place of publication: publisher, available at: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (December 26, 2021).

Legislation: Acts and Regulations
The titles of pieces of legislation (Acts, Regulations, rules, and by-laws) should be cited exactly - do not alter spelling or capitalization.

In-Text Citation:
Title of the Act Year
Title of the Act Year (abbreviation of the jurisdiction)

Title of the Act and Date of publication (abbreviation of the jurisdiction)

Note: Legislation is fully included in a list of references, in alphabetical order among other references.












Editor, Edited by, Edition




et alii, et aliae (and others) - from Latin

et al.



No date of publication



no. (nos.)

No place



p. (pp.)











sub verso (under the word) - from Latin








Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


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