Manuscripts must be submitted as single Word files, including all tables and figures. After the review process, authors are encouraged to submit their figures/drawings as high resolution .tiff files. All articles submitted to the SAGE journal will undergo a thorough double blind peer review process. The final decision to publish a manuscript belongs to the Editor-in-Chief. The preferred page setup is A4, 2.54 cm margin all around.
- A concise and informative title must be provided (Times New Roman, 16 pt., bold, uppercase letters, centered, single line spacing, paragraph spacing 0 pt before the line / 12 pt after the line, no indentation), followed by the list of authors, with complete names and surnames (Times New Roman, 14 pt., centered, paragraph spacing 0 pt before the line / 12 pt after the line, no indentation) and their affiliation, below the names (Times New Roman, 12 pt., italic, centered, single line spacing, paragraph spacing 0 pt before the line / 6 pt after the line, no indentation). Full postal address for each affiliation must be provided.
- Corresponding author, who will receive all correspondence, must be designated with an asterix mark, and e-mail address must also be provided
Times New Roman is the preferred body text, 12 pt. font size, single line spacing, justified. Abbreviations can be used and must be defined the first time they appear in the text. Please do not use abbreviations in the Keywords section. Use of footnotes is not encouraged.
Figures and tables
Please ensure that all figures, drawings and tables are included in the text, in the appropriate place. No more than 5 figures are accepted per paper, numbered consecutively (Figure 1., Figure 2., ….). The figures must be referred to in the text as “Fig. 1.” Each figure must have a Figure caption below (Times New Roman, italic, 11 pt., paragraph spacing 6 pt before the line / 12 pt after the line, no indentation). Both figure and caption must be centered. Please make sure that the figure and all lettering are readable. Figures must be in either .tiff or .jpeg format (maximum 300 dpi resolution) and must be inserted in the text by using the command line Insert>Pictures.
Tables must be submitted as editable text (Times New Roman, 11 pt.), not as images. They must not reproduce results described already in the text. Tables must appear in the relevant position in the manuscript, numbered consecutively (Table1., Table 2., …). They must have a clear title (Times New Roman, italic, bold, 11 pt., centered) above the table.
The papers must be divided into sections, as follows:
Abstract: an informative abstract should precede the body of the paper, clearly highlighting the work which has been performed and the obtained results. The abstract must be limited to a maximum of 500 words.
Keywords: a maximum of 5 keywords should appear immediately after the abstract
- Introduction should clearly present the current state of the art regarding the topic of the paper and the aim of the study
- Materials and Methods: must present all materials and methods which have been used to achieve the results of the paper, so as to allow the work to be reproduced
- Results: must clearly present the results obtained, in a clear and concise manner
- Discussion: must discuss the implications of the obtained results and their significance. If it is the case, the Results and discussion sections can be combined
- Conclusions: must summarize the work performed in the study and highlight the main features and the novelty of the work
Acknowledgement: if necessary, the supporting funds must be included in this section. It must also include individuals who have helped during the research, who are not listed as authors.
References must include all papers mentioned throughout the text, in the order in which they appear. References should be mentioned in the paper as Arabic numerals in brackets, e.g. , [2,3].
Sections must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Abstract, Keywords, Acknowledgement and References are not included in Section numbering. If necessary, use subsections for your article. Subsections must also be numbered (1.1, then 1.1.1 …). All section names must be preceded by 24 pt and followed by 12 pt line, no indentation.
The reference style should be as follows:
- Journal articles will be cited as:
 A. Ionescu, B. Popescu, L. Stoian, How art works, SAGE Journal, 10 (1), 2016, 115-119.
- Books will be cited as:
 I. Mazilu, E. Albu, Understanding art, second ed., Romania Publishing House, Bucharest, 2012.
- Book chapter in an edited book:
 I. Mazilu, E. Albu, Contemporary art issues, in: L. Tomescu (ed.), Understanding art, Romania Publishing House, Bucharest, 2012, pp. 115-145.
The references must appear in the relevant place within the text. Authors’ names can be mentioned, along with the reference number, e.g. “ … as noted by Ionescu and Popescu  …”.
Types of article
- Original research paper can be presented as full-length paper, not exceeding 5000 words, including tables and references. A maximum of 5 figures per paper is accepted.
- Case studies should not exceed 3000 words.
- Review papers do not have a word limit, but must address very relevant topics, which are not currently discussed within the specific literature.
- Occasionally the editor will extend the invitation to prestigious people in the field of contemporary art to publish in the SAGE journal
All papers must be submitted via electronic mail to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a covering letter addressed to the editor. Before submitting your work to the SAGE Journal, please check to see if you meet the requirements:
- Manuscripts must be written in British English, with a rigorous spell and grammar check. Non-English speakers must ensure their manuscript is proofed by a native English speaker.
- Manuscript includes the e-mail and postal addresses of the corresponding author
- All references mentioned throughout the text must be included in the References section, and vice versa
- The manuscript is accompanied by a letter confirming that the authors do not have any conflicts of interest or that the relevant declarations of interest have been made
- The manuscript has not been published previously nor submitted for consideration at another journal
Upon acceptance of the paper, authors will have to submit the “Copyright Transfer form”.
The SAGE Journal is an open access journal, which does not require any publishing fees.
The authors whose papers are published in the SAGE journal have certain rights to reuse their work, provided they ask the Editor’s permission in advance. All issues regarding the use of context published in the SAGE journal will have to be addresses by e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief, email@example.com.
Upon acceptance of the paper, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail containing the final proof of the paper, together with the Copyright transfer form, which must be filled in and send back to the Editor.