Style guidelines


Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word© (.docx). Manuscripts should always be as long as they should be. However, they should typically be around 6,000 words long, typed in the journal’s house style, single spaced, using Times New Roman 12 point. They should be accompanied by an abstract of about 150 words and at least six keywords suitable for online search purposes. Manuscripts as PDFs are not acceptable.

Authors should state their full name, institutional affiliation, and email address on the first page of their manuscript.


Any acknowledgements should be terse and noted as the last paragraph prior to the references.

Images and Illustrations

Images and Illustrations should be carefully scanned, digitized, and submitted as separate file attachments (.jpg or .gif). Aim for a resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi): This is a large enough for clarity and small enough to permit download in locations that may not benefit from broadband to access the internet.

Copyrighted material

If authors incorporate any material from third parties, they should ensure – at their own expense – that any copyrighted material submitted for publication in Small States & Territories (SST) is appropriately cleared with the respective copyright holder(s). This is best done by securing permission in writing, and well ahead of publication, from each copyright holder of any such material to use and reprint such material in SST.


Each section and sub-section should be clearly labeled using a consistent notation format. Do not use sub-sub-sections.

Footnotes and endnotes

Footnotes and endnotes are not permitted. All information must be placed in the body of the manuscript.

Tables and figures

All tables and figures should appear in the text (unless they have been digitized, in which case, see images above); labeled (e.g. Table 1, Figure 1), and their preferred location identified within the text as follows: (Table 1 here; Figure 1 here).

Quoted matter

Quoted matter, whether in text or notes, should be between double quotation marks (“xxx”). Substantial quotations (of 40 words or more) should appear as a stand-alone, indented paragraph, without quotation marks.
All submissions to the journal must be written in standard UK English.


Citations should appear alphabetically and indicate the author/s and the date of publication.

Citations for multiple publications should take this form: (De Soto, 1980; Frank, 1978).

Citations as part of the text should take this form: As Fox (1959) argues ... 

Page number/s can be inserted as part of the citation, and should take this form: Putnam (2000, pp. 14-15) or Katzenstein (1985, p. 143)

Where an in-text citation includes two authors relating to the same publication, then both authors are to be included in all citations, and should take this form: (Cooper & Shaw, 2009, p. 3) or (Adler-Nissen & Gad, 2013, pp. 13-15).

Where an in-text citation includes three or more authors relating to the same publication, include up to 6 authors at the first citation, but only the first author, followed by et al., in subsequent citations.

All cited publications are to appear in the References section at the end of the main body of the text. The References section should only contain those publications which have been cited in the main body of the text.


References should appear alphabetically at the end of the manuscript, and as follows:
Adler-Nissen, R., & Gad, U. P. (Eds.). (2013). European integration and postcolonial sovereignty games: the EU overseas countries and territories. London: Routledge.

Beine, M. A. R., Docquier, F., & Schiff, M. (2008). Brain drain and its determinants: a major issue for small states. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3398. Retrieved from:

Dahl, R., & Tufte, E.R. (1973). Size and democracy. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press.

Olafsson, Á. (2000). Constitutionalism and economics in the Faroes. In G. Baldacchino & D. Milne (Eds.) Lessons from the political economy of small islands: The resourcefulness of jurisdiction (pp. 120-140). New York & Charlottetown, Canada: St. Martin's Press, in association with Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island.

Thorhallsson, B., & Wivel, A. (2006). Small states in the European Union: what do we know and what would we like to know? Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 19(4), 651-668.