Author Guidelines



The International Journal of Cultic Studies (IJCS) publishes empirical, theoretical, and clinical contributions in any area of the cultic studies field. The journal accepts manuscripts in English, French and Spanish languages. It publishes research or theoretical articles, review articles, brief reports, case studies and book reviews. Monograph issues will also be considered.

The manuscripts submitted to IJCS should have been neither previously published nor submitted for concurrent consideration elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with Times 11 font or equivalent and with 3-cm. or 1-inch margins. Research articles and review articles should not exceed 6000 words. Longer articles won’t normally be considered. Brief reports and case studies should not normally exceed 3000 words, and book reviews a maximum of 1500 words. Comments on articles published in IJCS should address only the article in question and should be no more than one-half the length of the original article.
  • The first page of the manuscript should include the title of the paper, the author(s) complete name(s), the institutional affiliation of each author, and a complete mailing address (including an E-mail address) and the telephone and fax number of the correspondence author.
  • The second page should include the title, an abstract (150-300 words) and the keywords (4-5). French and Spanish manuscripts should provide an English-language title, abstract and keywords. 
  • The third page should begin with the manuscript title (without the author’s names) and be followed by the introduction. The figures and tables should each appear on a separate page and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals at the end of the text, indicating their approximate intended location in the manuscript. They must be provided in a form suitable for direct reproduction. 
We prefer the manuscripts to be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, although any standard system (e.g., Modern Language Association) is acceptable.

The electronic version (preferably in Microsoft Word) of the manuscript should be submitted via E-mail to mail@icsamail.com. The journal is printed in black ink only, so colorized figures and charts should take that into account, i.e., colors will show up only as possibly indistinguishable shades of gray.

International Journal of Cultic Studies will notify the correspondence author when the manuscript is received. Each submitted manuscript will be anonymously reviewed by two qualified reviewers. The final decision about the publication of the manuscript will rest with the editors. If a revision or corrections are needed before final acceptance, revised manuscripts should be sent to the editor within three months. When submitting a revision, authors should enclose a letter itemizing every change (section, page, line) and, where appropriate, the difference of opinion. The acceptance or not acceptance of an article will be communicated to the correspondence author as soon as possible. Page proofs of the accepted article will be sent to the corresponding author for correction. Authors are requested to revise them carefully and to mark any possible mistakes. Corrected proofs have to be returned to the Editors within two weeks.

The opinions and contents of manuscripts published in the International Journal of Cultic Studies are under exclusive responsibility of the author(s) and therefore they will be responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing the material published in other publications. The International Journal of Cultic Studies denies any liability for the consequences of any opinion or statement. The journal also denies any liability for conflicts concerning authorship of the published papers.

By sending a manuscript, the author(s) agrees to transfer the copyright rights to International Cultic Studies Association, which edits the journal, should the author’s (s’) submission be accepted for publication. International Journal of Cultic Studies reserves the right to authorize reproduction of any article or portion thereof, and will remain open to any reasonable petition by the author(s) to obtain the right of reproduction of their contributions before or after publication. No part of this journal may be reproduced, except for brief review purposes, without written permission from the Editors.