Martins Library is one of the leading international libraries that publish materials on every possible topic.  For an article to be acceptable for publication, the material must be original, a useful extension of knowledge, well-presented and free from commercial prejudice. Martins Library encourages the submission of articles on any topic as well as current news around the globe. Articles that are primarily focused on adult content are not accepted to the mission of this library. The discussion should be accessible to an audience across disciplines and promote conversation across fields and practices of all kinds. We welcome the use of visual images and auditory and video clips (without adult content) to illustrate the text. The length of articles is normally no greater than 5,500 words but should not exceed 7,500 words, including an abstract and notes.

Please review the following topics in preparing your article for submission. Authors are advised to consult the Editor by mail if they have any doubts about the suitability of their material. If you have any questions or if you need assistance, please feel free to Contact Us
The Guidelines are written under the following sub-headings
Submission Requirements
Submission Guidelines
Article Types
Formatting the Article
Citations and References
Rights and Permission
Acceptable File Types
Submitting an Article
Contribution Submission Agreement

Articles for submission must be previously unpublished and in English. Papers should be well-written, and we encourage clarity on any subject. It is important that papers be copy-edited carefully before submission. Drafts are not acceptable. In order to ensure diversity of subject matter, approaches, and voices, papers by authors who have not published in Martins Library for at least a year prior to submission are normally given precedence. In submitting work to Martins Library, authors agree to the policies of this library, including free access and use of the material published in it with, of course, proper acknowledgment of authorship and source. If you have any questions about whether your article is appropriate for this library, send it directly to the editor for a preliminary review via mail.
All articles will be blind-refereed except when invited. The decision of the editorial board is final. Articles accepted for publication will be copyrighted by Martins Library. Because Martins Library relies on the generosity of scholars who contribute their time to review articles, we ask that authors should not submit their work to other libraries or journal websites at the same time. By using computer technology throughout, we expect that the review process will move quickly and that authors will be notified in a reasonable time. In sending work to Martins Library for possible publication, the submitter attests that the work is original and that he or she is the author, that it has not been published, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Time of publication is decided by Martins Library Editorial Team, who has the customary right to edit material accepted for publication if necessary.

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Our submission guidelines have been carefully prepared to facilitate the editorial process of publishing articles online. Strict adherence to formatting guidelines (described below) has three purposes. First, consistent and uniform formatting allows the editors and reviewers to concentrate on the content of articles submitted. Second, it allows for reliable translation of authors' formatting to the web page. The third consideration is both aesthetic and practical: multiple stylistic formats are ugly and distracting on a web page and interfere with reading. Therefore, please observe the following formatting instructions carefully. Submissions which do not adhere to these instructions will be returned to the author.

Contributions usually take one of the following forms:
  • Research/review papers describing original content of a subject.
  • Case study papers describing new and innovative articles giving complete details on the data.
  • Discussion papers, which explore a subject from a theoretical view point.
  • Correspondence about previously published papers.

The article should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

1.      The length of articles is normally no greater than 5,500 words but should not exceed 7,500 words, including an abstract and notes. An article exceeding the length limit will be returned to the author.
2.      At the beginning of the article, the title, abstract and a list of key words should immediately precede the text. Do not include the author’s name or any other identifying information. Any identifying reference in the endnotes should be left blank.
3.      Please use section headings in bold type and number them. Because Martins Library uses no page numbers, numbered sections will permit accurate references in citing the article.
4.      All citations should be in endnotes and not in the text. Number endnotes sequentially with Arabic numbers. Use the endnote function in your word processing program so that the notes appear at the end of the article.
5.      References should conform to the style displayed in the samples below under Citations and References.
6.      Font should be 13-point Times New Roman, whether in normal, bold, or italic, including endnotes. Please do not insert line breaks in the text or special spacing for formatting.
7.      The paragraph break should be indicated by an extra line space rather than an indentation at the beginning of a paragraph.
8.      Only the left hand margin should be justified.

Endnote reference numbers should be placed at the end of the sentence. References in articles submitted to Martins Library should conform to the formats below. For references that do not fit these forms, please follow the American Psychology Association (APA) documentation style.

There are several online sources for this showing endnote citation and reference list forms. See, for example

It is acceptable to include a bibliography. Citations in the endnotes should supply all pertinent information.

Citations of articles published in Martins Library should include author, title, volume number, year, and section number (since this online publication does not use the pagination of print formats).

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission for the use of any copyrighted material, including images, sound, and video files. It is preferable to place images directly in the text but, when permission is un-obtainable; it is acceptable to include a link to the image directly in the text.
Please submit texts in MS Word. If submitting from a Macintosh computer, please include the three-letter file extension in the file name of your article. PDF files are not acceptable.

Images should be in .jpg or .png formats.

Naming files: File names should not contain spaces. They may contain letters, numbers, hyphens (-) and underscores (_). No other punctuation is allowed. Files must have the two-letter file extension identifying the file type (i.e. .doc, .docx), whether submitted from a Windows or Macintosh computer.

Examples of unacceptable file names:
Articles with adult content (Text or Images)

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the
contact details. An e-mail message with the article as an attachment to Martins Library should be sent to Use "Article/Seminar/Project Submission" as the subject in the email address block. The message should include
(1) The author’s name,
(2) The title of the article,
(3) An abstract of no more than 150 words, and
(4) Any relevant information about the author, including institutional affiliation, mailing and e-mail addresses.

Once you have prepared your paper observing the formatting, attach it to the e-mail message and click "Send." An acknowledgement will be sent indicating that the paper has been received.

Martins Library takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in this Library. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of this Library against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the Library); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in this Library, or appropriate legal action.

Statements of fact and opinion in the articles in Martins Library are those of the respective authors and contributors and not of the editors or sponsor of Martins Library. No representation, express or implied, is made of the accuracy of the material in this Library and Martins Library cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made. The reader should make his or her own evaluation of the accuracy and appropriateness of those materials. Please Refer To Our Privacy Policy

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