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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.
  • Images and figures should be in black and white for the print edition, although colour is accepted for our online edition.


The Cyprus Review is an international bi-annual refereed journal which publishes articles on a range of areas in the social sciences including primarily Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, History, International Relations, Politics, Psychology, Public Administration and Sociology, and secondarily, Geography, Demography, Law and Social Welfare, pertinent to Cyprus. As such it aims to provide a forum for discussion on salient issues relating to the latter. The journal was first published in 1989 and has since received the support of many scholars internationally.

Articles should be original and should not be under consideration elsewhere.

Submission Procedure:

Manuscripts should be submitted on the journal’s website, www.cyprusreview.org

Formatting Requirements:

  • Articles should range between 6000-9000
  • Documents should be submitted in A4 format, double-spaced lines, and in a 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, 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 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, e.g.

International Peacemaking in Cyprus


Left Aligned, Title Case, Bold.

Left-align, Title Case, Bold, Italics.

Left align, 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, and should be numbered consecutively in the text. Acknowledgements and references to grants should appear within the footnotes.
  • References: Please use footnote references, and a full reference list (called References) of Primary and Secondary source material should appear at the end of the work. Reference lists should be organised alphabetised according to surname. Books, articles and chapters should adhere to the following format:

Books, monographs:

As footnote:            1 Y. Katsourides, History of the Communist Party in Cyprus: Colonialism, Class and the Cypriot Left (London: I.B.Tauris, 2014).

In reference list:  Katsourides, Y. (2014) History of the Communist Party in Cyprus: Colonialism, Class and the Cypriot Left. London: I.B.Tauris.

Multi-author volumes:

Two authors:

As footnote:  R. Bryant, and C. Yakinthou, Cypriot Perceptions of Turkey (Istanbul: TESEV, 2012).

In reference list:  Bryant, R. and Yakinthou, C. (2012), Cypriot Perceptions of Turkey, Istanbul: TESEV.

Four or more authors:

As footnote: 1 S.M. Riad Shams, et al., Business Models for Strategic Innovation: Cross-Functional Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2018)
In reference list: Riad Shams, S.M. , Vrontis, D., Weber, Y., and Tsoukatos, E. (2018) Business Models for Strategic Innovation: Cross-Functional Perspectives, London: Routledge.

Articles and chapters in books:

As footnote, only a specific page number needs to be included in the notes, but the page range of the chapter should be included in the reference/bibliography: 

1 A. Kirlappos, P. Philippou, and K. Agapiou-Josephides,  ‘Austerity Measures and Local Public Services in Cyprus: Coping with Challenges Old and New and Reinforcing Historical Continuities’, in  Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe, eds. A. Lippi and T. Tsekos (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

In reference list: 

Kirlappos, A., Philippou, P. and Agapiou-Josephides, K. (2019) ‘Austerity Measures and Local Public Services in Cyprus: Coping with Challenges Old and New and Reinforcing Historical Continuities’. In A. Lippi and T. Tsekos (eds) Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillan: 141-166.

Journal articles:

As footnote, only a specific page number needs to be included in the notes, but the page range of the chapter should be included in the reference/bibliography: 

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

In reference list:    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
  • Policy Papers and Research Notes. Policy Papers on subjects relating to Cyprus should be unreferenced and range between 2000-4000 words in length. Research Notes should be in the region of 5000 words.

  • 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. Cyprus and International Politics, Essays by Van Coufoudakis, Intercollege Press (Nicosia, 2007) 306 pp. ISBN: 978-9963-634-45-3. The reviewer’s name should appear at the end of the review plus a brief biographical paragraph (60-100 words). Guidance notes are available for book reviewers. This section also hosts reviews of publications in Greek and Turkish to help facilitate cross-linguistic referencing and research awareness. Alongside attention to the specificities of the locality the journal deals with, there is also a geographical aspect to the section’s broadening of scope. It strives to review publications of thematic relevance to Cyprus studies, even if the focus of the works is not necessarily Cyprus per se. The editors hope to enable the opening up of new avenues of intervention by Cyprus scholars in wider academic debates (as well as the awareness of such intervention amongst Cyprus- focused researchers). 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 two complimentary copies 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 Advisory Board, International Advisory 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, TCR is available internationally via terminals accessing the Dialog, BRS and Data-Star data bases.

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