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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 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document 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.

Meeting the highest international standards, The Cyprus Review aims to widely disseminate its content and engage in an international dialogue on Cyprological issues. We are interested in topics pertinent to Cyprus and covering Social Sciences in the widest possible interpretation of the term, primarily in the fields of Anthropology, Demography, Economics, Education, European Integration, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Public Administration and Sociology.

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be original and should not be under consideration elsewhere.

Submission Procedure

Manuscripts should be submitted through the Submissions portal of the journal’s website at http://cyprusreview.org/index.php/cr/about/submissions. Authors submitting for the first time are required to register using the Submissions portal. For questions regarding the submission process, authors may contact the Editors at cy_review@unic.ac.cy.

Formatting Requirements

    • Articles should range between 6000-12000 words, including notes and references.
    • Documents should be in A4 format, double-spaced and in 12 pt typeface such as Arial or Times New Roman.
    • Pages should be numbered consecutively.
    • The Cyprus Review uses British spelling, ‘-ise’ endings (e.g. ‘organise’ and ‘organisation’).
    • As manuscripts are sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation and peer review, the author’s name should appear on a separate covering page. The author’s full academic address and a brief biographical paragraph (approximately 60-100 words) detailing current affiliation and areas of research interest and recent publications should also be included.
    • An abstract of no more than 150 words should be included on a separate page together with keywords to define the article’s content (maximum 10 words).
    • Headings should appear as follows: 

Title Left-Aligned, Title Case, Bold

Subheading I. Left-Aligned, Title Case, Bold

Subheading II. Left-Aligned, Title Case, Bold, Italics

Subheading III. Left-Aligned, Title Case, Italics

  • Quotations must correspond to the original source in wording, spelling and punctuation. Any alterations to the original should be noted (e.g. use of ellipses to indicate omitted information; editorial brackets to indicate author’s additions to quotations). Single quotation marks (‘ ’) are to be used to denote direct quotes and double quotation marks (“ ”) to denote a quote within a quotation.
  • Footnotes should be used to provide additional comments and discussion or for reference purposes (see vii below) and should be numbered consecutively in the text. Acknowledgements and references to grants should appear within the footnotes.
  • As The Cyprus Review is a multi-disciplinary journal either surname, date and page number format (e.g. McDonald, 1986, p. 185) or footnotes are acceptable for references to source material in the text. However, Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) should appear as footnotes and not be included in the main body of the text.
  • A full reference list of Primary and Secondary source material used in the text and footnotes should appear at the end of the work. Books, articles and chapters should adhere to the following format:

Books, monographs:

James, A. (1990) Peacekeeping in International Politics. London: Macmillan.

Multi-author volumes:

Foley, C. and Scobie, W.I. (1975) The Struggle for Cyprus. Starpod, CA: Hoover Institution Press.

Articles and chapters in books:

Jacovides, A.J. (1977) ‘The Cyprus Problem and the United Nations’, in Attalides, M. (ed.), Cyprus Reviewed. Nicosia: Jus Cypri Association, pp. 13-68.

Journal articles:

McDonald, R. (1986) ‘Cyprus: The Gulf Widens’, The World Today, Vol. 40, No. 11, pp. 184-186.

  • Dates should appear as follows: 3 October 1931; 1980s; twentieth century. Numbers one to ten should appear as written and above ten in numbers (11, 12, etc.)
  • Images including tables, figures, graphs and photographs should be numbered consecutively with titles and forwarded in a separate file(s). A copyright credit should be added if mandatory under a permissions agreement.
    • In the main body of the text add the number/title of each image (figure/ graph/table/photo) on a separate line close to where the image should appear. Please check that any colour distinctions in graphs, tables or photos will work in
  • Book Reviews are normally 2000 words maximum in length. Headings should appear as follows: Title, author, publisher, place, date, number of pages, ISBN registration, e.g. Rationality as a Guide to Human Action: A Revised Habermasian Conception by Sotos Shiakides, University of Nicosia Press (Nicosia, 2014) 258 pp. ISBN: 978-9963-711-23-9. The reviewer’s name should appear at the end of the review plus a brief biographical paragraph of 60-100 words. Guidance notes are available for book reviewers. This section may also host reviews of publications in Greek or other languages. Suggestions are welcomed for publications that should be featured in the section and these can be sent to cy_review@unic.ac.cy.
  • Each author will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their paper appears in addition to a pdf of their contribution to use for additional reprints.


The views expressed in the articles and reviews published in this journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Nicosia, the Editorial Board, or the Editors.

Indexing: The contents of The Cyprus Review are indexed in the following publications: Bulletin Signalétiques en Sciences, Humanities et Sociales; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences; PAIS-Public Affairs Information Service; Sociological Abstracts; Social Planning, Policy and Development Abstracts and Reviews: Peace Research Abstracts Journal; ICSSR Journal of Abstracts and Reviews; Sociology and Social Anthropology; International Bibliography of Periodical Literature; International Bibliography of Book Reviews; International Political Science Abstracts; EMBASE, Compendex, Geobase and Scopus and other derivative products such as Mosby Yearbooks. In addition, The Cyprus Review is available internationally via terminals accessing the Dialog, BRS and Data-Star data bases.

The Cyprus Review is disseminated via EBSCO, in their international research database service and subscription network of academic journals. It is assigned to EBSCO’s EconLit database with full text. The journal’s material is also distributed via ProQuest’s products and services worldwide and is listed in the DEST Register of Refereed Journals.

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