Structure of the Manuscript

  • Title page (containing the title of the manuscript, the author’s contact information)
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Tables, figures, etc. placed where they belong
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments (if any)
  • References (APA style)
  • Bibliography (if any)
  • Appendices (if any)

Title Page

The title page should include the manuscript title and each author’s name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address with the contact author indicated.


The title should be concise, descriptive, and should contain keywords or key phrases.
The editors assume that the title contains all of the important words that describe the topic of the manuscript.


Abstracts should not exceed 100 words. The abstract should contain all the keywords and key phrases.
You may know that the searching engines rank manuscripts higher if the keyword or key phrase being searched appears more often in the abstract.
Since most researchers read an abstract before reading the entire manuscript, abstracts must be very well written.


Select at least 5 (five) keywords that you would give a search engine if you were searching for your manuscript.

Tables & Figures

  • Use the Microsoft Word table function to create tables, not spreadsheets.
  • Tables and figures should be located in the text and numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals, i.e., Table 1 and Figure 1.
  • All tables and figures must be indicated in the text of a paper and must include a caption; table captions should be positioned above the tables but figure captions should be positioned below the figures.
  • International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy is printed in full-color, so please take this into consideration in the elaboration of tables and figures.

Footnotes (at the bottom of each page) are preferred to endnotes (at the end of the manuscript).


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


References should be alphabetically organized according to American Psychological Association (APA) style. (see, for example: APA Guide 2017)
References should not be inserted as footnotes!