The Novoverse submission process is simple. An undergraduate student submits their research article which is then reviewed by a group of postgraduate research students. A decision is then made whether to publish the article. The student then receives constructive feedback on their submission regardless of whether the article is accepted or not. This entire process is monitored by a senior editorial panel.
Novoverse welcomes undergraduate research articles from single or multiple authors. All accepted research articles will be published electronically here on the NovoVerse eJournal website. All articles must adhere to the specific style format as set out below. Omissions or non-conformance with formatting guidelines may result in a delay in the reviewing process.
Students wishing to seek further clarifications prior to submitting can contact the NovoVerse Editor-In-Chief Dr Trevor Clohessy.
Manuscript Style Format
- All research articles must be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers for review should be submitted in Word or PDF format. We suggest that the text of the submitted paper is proofread by a language editor, English native speaker.
- All work must be original and previously unpublished.
- All research articles should begin with the title of the article followed by the names of the authors, their institutional affiliations and email addresses. All identifying information will be removed prior to being sent out for review.
- Include a 150-200 word abstract which provides a concise overview of the research article. A minimum of 3-5 keywords must also be included.
- Research articles should be no longer than 5,000 words (e.g. roughly 11-12 carefully crafted pages).
- Research articles should follow a logical structure in terms of the headings. For instance, a research article may contain the following headings. Section 1: Introduction; Section 2: Literature Review; Section 3: Methodology; Section 4: Results; Section 5: Discussion; Section 6: Conclusion. Subheadings may also be used.
- All tables must be numbered and titled (e.g. Table 1. XYZ) and referenced in the text (e.g. as can be seen in Table 1…).
- All figures must be numbered and titled (e.g. Figure 1. XYZ) and referenced in the text (e.g. Figure 1 highlights the…). Ensure that all figures are fully legible and are of a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
- The author must ensure that the article is grammatically correct and void of spelling errors.
- A biography containing author details of up to 150 words must be included at the end of the document.
- Acknowledgments (if any) should be clearly identified at the end of the article.
- Ensure permission is sought prior to the reproduction of any copyrighted materials.
- The Novoverse eJournal uses the Harvard referencing style. Care must be taken to adequately reference all source material (including website and electronic sources). Please refer to the citation guide “Cite it right” which was compiled by NUI Galway’s University Alliance Partner, the University of Limerick – www3.ul.ie/referencing/miniSite/citeItRight.htm
⇨ Citing within Text: When citing source material within the article itself, you should properly cite this in the body of the text. For example: According to Burns (2006) or according to Lee et al. (2008)
⇨ Citing in Bibliography: References must be listed alphabetically, by first author (Harvard style) in the bibliography section. For example : Wang, S. O. & Hsu, C. (2011). The Organisation Vision for Cloud Computing in Taiwan.Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 12, 238-242.