International Social Security Review

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Author Guidelines

Notes to authors

1. Articles for the International Social Security Review will be examined by the Editorial Board. Contributions will be considered in the light of the overall programme of the Review and of their interest to an international readership, and will be selected on the basis of anonymous (double-blinded) peer review. Full contact details must be provided for each author, and the author for correspondence identified.

2. Authors are strongly advised to consult one or more recent issues of the Review before submitting manuscripts for publication.

3. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, German or Spanish (those translated from another language should be accompanied by a copy of the original).

4. Contributions should be accompanied by a statement that they have not already been published, and that, if accepted for publication in the Review, they will not be submitted for publication elsewhere without the agreement of the Editor of the Review.

5. Articles are accepted for publication on the understanding that they are subject to editorial revision and that the right of publication in any form or language is reserved by the ISSA. Proofs of articles accepted for publication cannot be sent to authors.

6. The preferred length of manuscripts is 5,000 to 7,500 words. They may be submitted by email to the following address: Otherwise, they should be submitted on diskette together with a hard (paper) copy.

7. An abstract of about 100 words should be enclosed with all manuscripts.

8. For note references, authors should use the “Footnotes” (not “Endnotes”) function of the word-processing application. 

References in Articles
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9. Bibliographical references may be included in such footnotes or, preferably, compiled in a separate bibliography in the alphabetical order of the authors' surnames, with references in the text following the “author-date” system, e.g. “(Benayoun, 2005)”. In either case they should include at least the following information: author's name and initials; date of publication; title (for articles, title in “quotes” plus title of periodical); place of publication and publisher (unnecessary for articles). Titles should always be given in the original language, with translation in parentheses where relevant.

10. Tables and figures should each be numbered consecutively throughout the article. For tables, authors should use the “Table” (not “Graph”) function of the word-processing application. Sources should be mentioned and the data on which figures are based should be provided. Tables and figures should be sent as a separate electronic file and/or typed on separate sheets.

11. Authors are reminded that they must observe the usual rules and practices regarding the reproduction of copyright material in their articles.

12. Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, International Social Security Review, Case postale 1, CH-1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland ( 

13. Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA)

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: