• Commentary: This position paper of between 1,000 and 1,500 words (up to 3 pages) typically presents an argument or an academic opinion about an issue. The commentary needs to convince the audience that the opinion presented is valid and warrants attention.
• Peer Reviewed Short Report: This short communication paper of between 2,500 and 4,000 words (up to 7 pages) enables authors to communicate a brief report of data from their original research. Through this paper the author/s will emphasise the importance of the issues discussed which may stimulate further research in the field. Usually it has the format of a long paper, however the results and discussion are merged.
• Peer Reviewed Original Research Article: This paper of 5,000 to 6,000 words (up to 12 pages) should include a detailed study reporting original research or a review paper. This paper needs to present an advancement and/or contribution to knowledge.
Each submission for publication must contain a title, name of author(s), email address(es)and institutional affiliation(s) together with an abstract of up to 200 words and 4 to 7 keywords written on the first page. The paper should start from the second page so that the rest of the document would be anonymised. It should be written in such a way that the identity of the author is not evident.
All documents need to be submitted in word format, Calibri 10, single spaced and justified including references. Authors need to make use of the Harvard style as described here.
Figures and tables should be placed as close to their reference point in the text as possible. All figures and tables must have titles and must be referenced within the text.
All submissions for the 2021 edition are expected to reach the committee by email by 31 October 2020. In the case of co-authored papers, one author should be nominated to act as the corresponding author with the Scientific Committee.
Authors may suggest the names and email addresses of three referees, however the editor reserves the right to consult other reviewers.
It is assumed that authors have abided by the ethics regulations and procedures of their home institution and country and of the country in which the research was carried out, if this was different. Any submissions to Symposia Melitensia must carry a statement to this effect.
It is further assumed that all necessary ethics clearances required were obtained from the appropriate institutional/national bodies before the study was carried out. The Scientific Committee of Symposia Melitensia may require proof of this before accepting to publish a manuscript.
Authors must only submit work that has not been published previously. Authors are responsible for ensuring that all manuscripts (original or revised) are accurately typed and revised for any grammatical and syntactical errors before final submission. If English is not your first language, kindly make sure that your submitted manuscript is checked by a qualified proof reader.