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VOLUNTAS Notes for Contributors
To submit manuscripts to the Editor, follow the online instructions at http://www.editorialmanager.com/volu/.

Manuscripts must be submitted in English. If closely related material has been published elsewhere or is under consideration elsewhere, this should be stated clearly in a covering letter attached or enclosed with the manuscript, including a clear statement as to the relationship between the various pieces of work.

Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A statement transferring copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to the International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for publication. The Editor will supply the necessary forms for this transfer. Such a written transfer of copyright, which previously was assumed to be implicit in the act of submitting a manuscript, is necessary under the U.S. Copyright Law in order for the publisher to carry through the dissemination of research results and reviews as widely and effectively as possible.

Pages must be typed double-spaced and configured to fit 8½ x 11 inch white paper with generous margins on all sides.

A title page is to be provided and should include the title of the article, author's name (no degrees), author's affiliation, and suggested running head. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university or company), city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name. The suggested running head should be less than 80 characters (including spaces) and should comprise the article title or an abbreviated version thereof. For office purposes, the title page should include the complete mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the one author designated to review proofs.

An abstract is to be provided, preferably no longer than 100-150 words.

A list of 4-5 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract. Key words should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for indexing purposes.

All acknowledgments (including those for grant and financial support) should be typed in one paragraph (so-headed) on a separate page that directly precedes the References section.

Illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. The captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Photographs should be large, glossy prints, showing high contrast. Drawings should be high-quality laser prints or should be prepared with india ink. Either the original drawings or good-quality photographic prints are acceptable. Artwork for each figure should be provided on a separate sheet of paper. Identify figures on the back with author's name and number of the illustration.

Tables should be numbered (with Roman numerals) and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Center the title above the table, and type explanatory footnotes (indicated by superscript lowercase letters) below the table.

List references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer to them in the text by name and year in parentheses. Where there are three or more authors, only the first author's name is given in the text, followed by et al. References should include (in this order): last names and initials of allauthors, year published, title of article, name of publication, volume number, and inclusive pages. The style and punctuation of the references should conform to that used in the journal—illustrated by the following examples:

Journal Article
Crow, S.M., Fok, L.Y., and Hartman, S.J. (1998). Who is at greatest risk of work-related discrimination—women, blacks, or homosexuals?. Employee Reponsibilities and Rights Journal, 11, 15-26.

Book
Blau, J.R. (1993). Social Contracts and Economic Markets, Plenum Press, New York.

Contribution to a Book
Segal, S.P., and Holschuh, J. (1995). Reciprocity in support networks of sheltered-care residents. In R.K. Price, B.M. Shea, and H.N. Mookherjee (eds.), Social Psychiatry across Cultures: Studies from North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, Plenum Press, New York.

Footnotes should be avoided. When their use is absolutely necessary, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.

The journal makes no page charges. Reprints are available to authors, and order forms with the current price schedule are sent with proofs


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