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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in Home.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

ILIRIA INTERNATIONAL REVIEW (IIR) is an international scientific journal with Print ISSN (2192-7081) and Online ISSN (2365-8592), double-blind peer-reviewed and open access, published semi- annually by ILIRIA College (Kosovo) in cooperation with Felix – Verlag (Germany).

IIR welcomes manuscripts in the form of original articles, review articles, case reports, book reviews, editorials, letters to the Editor, brief communications and other forms. IIR publishes original papers, which express innovative and relevant knowledge in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor are considered for publication in another journal. Our review’s objective is to publish articles which demonstrate authenticity, topicality and relevance to the mentioned field of study. Submitted papers should be fully documented and structured properly. Papers must be clear, concise and comprehensible. The author or authors are responsible for the content of papers submitted, and for any opinions expressed therein

The manuscripts accepted for publication in IIR are licensed under CC-BY Creative Common License. Articles may be shared and adopted for any purpose, even commercially, as long as they are properly cited (giving credit to the original creation).

 All the submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism through the iThenticate software. The authors should ensure that they have written the entirely original works and if the authors use other materials, sources should be cited appropriately.  Any attempt of plagiarism shall be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript.   

 All manuscripts submitted to IIR for publication undergo through the double-blind peer-review procedure. The Peer Review process of submitted manuscripts is conducted by at least two international Peer-Reviewers.

IIR does neither require article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

From the moment of paper submission, until the final response of acceptance/refusal/pending, the author/s are not allowed to withdraw their papers.

The Journal shall publish only one paper by the same author per issue.

Papers must be typewritten, paper size A4, single-spaced, spaces between the paragraphs 0, font size 11pt, theme of fonts: Times New Roman.

Included in the papers must be the title of the paper, information for the author(s), abstract, key words, introduction, other parts of the paper, conclusion, recommendations and list of references (only cited references). All paragraphs must be indented. All paragraphs must be justified in both sides.

Papers should be organized properly and rightfully titled. 

All the manuscripts submitted for publication in IIR should consider all the criteria specified in the Author GuidelinesArticles that do not subscribe to the Author Guidelines shall be promptly returned.


  • Title of the Paper (16 pt, Times New Roman, bold, centered)
  • NAME(S) OF AUTHOR(S) together with their academic titles (e.g. Dr.Sc or MSc/MA) (12 pt, Times New Roman font, Centered)
  • Institution of Affiliation for each author. If possible please provide also a link to Institutions for each author. Provide also the Addresses for Correspondence (12 pt, Times New Roman font, Centered)
  • E-mail addresses of each author(s) (12 pt, Times New Roman font, Centered)


  • The first page should also include the Abstract. It should have 150-250 words explaining the aim of the paper, methodology used, results and conclusion (11pt, Times New Roman font, justifies to both sides, each paragraph should be intended)
  • Key Words, 5-7 words (11 pt, Times New Roman font, justified)



  • The second page should start with Introduction (or other title as applies for your paper). The other main titles and sub-titles should follow the Introduction. The paper should end with Conclusion and also with Recommendations (if it applies).
  • The main titles should be 11 pt, Times New Roman font, bold and aligned to the left. The same applies also for the subtitles.
  • As the paper should be structured addressing the main topic, then the titles and subtitles should be numbered in the following way: 1; 1.1; 1.1.2; 2; 2.1; 2.1.2 etc., in order to ensure that all sub-topics are a reflection of the main problem and the issue addressed, as an integral part of the main topic (alphabet letters and roman numbers in the titles and subtitles are not accepted)
  • It is required that the whole elaboration of the topic is made within frameworks of the main topic, while all matters relevant or referred to, are presented in footnotes and references. Footnotes should be used and indicated in superscript consecutively throughout the text (10 pt, Time New Roman font, justified) while quotations should be made within the text.

        Figures and Tables

  • If there are any images, figures or tables, then they should be clear and easily readable. Each figure or table should have its title above it and its source beneath it. Each figure/table/graph etc should be numbered (e.g. Figure 1: Title). The titles should be 11 pt, Times New Roman font, aligned to the left and the source should be 10 pt, Times New Roman font, aligned to the left. The text in the figure and table should be 11 pt, Times New Roman font



List of References

The title of the List of References section must not be numbered. All reference items must be in 11 pt font, Times New Roman font. Please use Regular and Italic styles to distinguish different fields as shown in the References section.

  • The list should be in alphabetical order by author’s/ editor’s surname, should be left justified, and the referencesshould not be preceded by a bullet-point or number
  • Where the author is anonymous or unknown for any one source, insert that source in the alphabetical list using the title of the source instead of the author’s name.
  • Your reference list contains all the items you have cited or directly quoted from (do not cite sources that have not been used in your paper).
  • Books, paper or electronic journal articles, etc., are written in a particular format that must be followed to ensure consistency.
  • Whenever you provide link, please also insert the date of the last access for each link in this format [Accessed dd/mm/yyyy]
  • When you have used more than one piece of work by the same author, in your reference list you should list the worksin date order, beginning with the most recently published work.
  • If for you have many authors for a reference, provide the last names and the first letter of the names for every author.


Examples of reference items of different categories shown in the References section include:

example of a Book: Wooldridge J., (2006), “Introductory Econometrics”, Ohio: Thomson South-Western, 3rd Edition.

example of a Journal Article: Laporsek S.  and  Dolenc  P.,  (2011),  “On  The  Way  Towards  Flexicurity  in  the Countries of Former Yugoslavia” International Journal of Economics and Law, Vol. 1, No. 3 pg 70-77.

example of Government Publications: Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), (2001), “Skills for life: Thenational strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy skills”, Nottingham: DfEE Publications.

example of a Conference papers: Hart G.  Albrecht M.  Bull R.  and Marshall  L.,  (1992),  “Peer  consultation:  A professional development opportunity for nurses employed in rural settings”, Infront Outback  Conference Proceedings,  Australian Rural Health Conference, Toowoomba, pg. 143 – 148.

example of a Newspaper articles: Cumming F., (1999), “Tax-free savings push”, Sunday Mail, 4 April, pg. 1.

OR, IF THE AUTHOR IS UNKNOWN: “Tax-free savings push”, Sunday Mail, (4 April 1999), pg. 3.

example of a report: European Commission, (2011), “Kosovo 2011 Progress Report”, Brussels.

example of a website: The World Bank website. [Online]. Available from:, [Accessed 13 January, 2014]

example of a database: International Monetary Fund, (2012), “World Economic Outlook, October 2013”, Available from: aspx?c=967&t=1. [Accessed 9 November, 2013]


  • Headers and Footers must not be used.
  • Pages must be numbered.
  • Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (no PDF files or other forms are accepted).
  • Papers must be submitted through the webs-site; by firstly being Registered and then after you are Loged In, follow all the steps until the upload of the manuscripts.
  • The authors at any time can check the status of their work by only Logging In.
  • Papers should be submitted in English.

           * Papers are also accepted in Albanian but translation charges will apply.



Looking forward to Your valuable scientific contribution

ILIRIA International Review

St. Gazmend Zajmi, no 75,

10060, Prishtina,

Republic of  Kosovo






Original Research Articles

The articles should be original and should neither been previously published nor been under consideration by other journals. These articles are characterized with detailed studies that report original research and are exclusively based on primary data.

 The original articles should contain: 

  • Abstract: 150 -250 words including objective/s, methodology, results and conclusion.
  • Key Words: 5-7 words
  • Introduction
  • Methodology/Material
  • Results
  • Discussion

 A manuscript for original articles should be between 10-12 typewritten pages (including tables, figures, graphs and List of References)

Review Articles

Review articles provide an overview on the “state of the art” in a particular area. These articles are focused on identifying specific problems or issues and on analyzing information. The review articles are based on already published literature. However, the review articles should not be based exclusively on summarizing the existing literature, but should contain critiques, issues, and problems that define the field.  

The abstract should contain 150-250 words.

A manuscript for Review Articles should be between 10-15 typewritten pages (including tables, figures, graphs and List of References).

Case Reports

Case studies present details of real cases from a practice.

The case studies are short and can be between 1,000 to 3,000 words. 

Brief Communications

Brief Communications are short reports intended to either extend or expound on previously published research OR present new and significant findings which may have a major impact in current practice.

Other Submissions

Editorials usually provide commentary and analysis concerning an article in the issue of the Journal in which they appear.

Special Reports are miscellaneous articles of special interest to the community.

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