Guidelines for contributors

The Editors of the Journal welcome contributions to the Journal, which analyse and interpret aspects of policy and practice in relation to homelessness and housing exclusion in Europe. Articles that explicitly address cross-national issues are particularly welcome.  

The distinctive readership of the Journal, which cuts across academic disciplines, national boundaries and includes NGOs and policy makers at the local, national and transnational level, makes the following points of particular importance to contributors. (1) Whatever the specific aspect of homelessness under discussion, the relevance of the conclusions to a broad understanding of policymaking should be made explicit; (2) whatever the national setting, the extent to which conclusions are generalisable cross-nationally should be explicitly discussed; (3) jargon should be avoided and technical terms not widely understood should be clearly defined; and (4) the conclusions of statistical analyses should be set out in prose, as well as being supported by relevant quantitative information in tables, footnotes and text.

Articles considered for publication in the European Journal of Homelessness will be double blind peer reviewed, and should be policy-relevant contributions not previously published. Articles should fall within the range 6,000-8,000 words, and include an abstract of between 150 and 200 words, up to six keywords, and a list of references (the word count includes the abstract and any footnotes but not the list of references). Any graphics should be produced in black and white only.

Author's details and contact information should be included in the body of the e-mail, and should not appear on the manuscript in order to facilitate the anonymous peer reviewing process.