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Author Guidelines

Please submit the paper as a PDF, formatted in an easy to read style.

For publication, the source file of the PDF will be needed; acceptable formats are LaTeX, Rich-Text Format (RTF), OpenOffice-Document Format (OOD), or some flavour of Microsoft's Word Formats. If you use LaTeX, we prefer LaTeX.

Graphs must be supplied as separate file in a vector format such as PDF, EPS, or SVG. Note carefully that the PDF should contain the real vector graph, not a pixel-preview of the underlying graph. A good test for having a real vector graph is to enlarge the graph as much as possible. If the graph resolution does not decrease, the graph will be in vector format.

If the bibliography was produced with software we ask for an extract of the database used for creating the citations. We prefer this extract to be in BiBTeX format. Authors creating their bibliography without sending us an extract of the data base are asked to format their references as follows:


  • Author/Editor names: Surname, Initials, with slashes between all author names. Example: Heerwegh, D./Abts,K./Loosveldt, G.

  • Publication data in parentheses, followed by a full stop. Example: (2007).

  • Titles of articles and books: Put the title in quotation markes. Example: "Minimizing survey refusal and noncontact rates: do our efforts pay off?"

  • Booktitles of edited volumes and journal names: Do not use any special punctuation

  • Volume (Issue) Pages for journal articles as in "1(1) pp. 3-10".

  • Separate address of publisher and publisher name with a colon followed by a blank. Example: New York: Wiley

  • Highlight names of editors by butting "(Ed.)" behind the name.

  • Add "pp. " in front of the page range of papers in edited volumes, etc.. Example: pp. 1-20


In any case, authors have to adhere the following "Transparency and Openness Promotion" and "Data Citation" guidelines.

Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines

SRM supports the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines of the Center for Open Science. Specifically, authors are requested

  1. to cite the data being used; the article is not being published until appropriate citation for data and replication materials is provided. Citation standards are explained below.
  2. to state whether data is available, and, if so, where to access it. Authors using original data are requested to make their data available at a trusted digital repository. Examples are:
  3. For self-archiving see:
  4. to upload replication materials (Stata Do-files, SPSS syntax files, .R files and the like) as supplementary file to your manuscript.

It is understood that in some cases access to replications materials or data is restricted to protect confidential or proprietary information. SRM grant exceptions to data and material access requirements in those cases. Those exceptions must be justified in the submitted manuscript.

Data citation

Data should be cited equivalently to published literature with an author-year scheme while following the citation recommendations of the data set provider; if available, a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) should be provided.

Example: An article that uses data from the European Social Survey could cite this data source as "European Social Survey Round 6 Data (2012)". The entry in the list of references would than be:

European Social Survey Round 6 Data (2012). Data file edition 2.1. Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Norway -- Data Archive and distributor of ESS data.

If replication materials of other authors have been used, it should be cited equivalently to published literature with an author-year scheme following the citation recommendations of the repository being used; if available, a Digital Object Idenifier (DOI) should be provided.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in PDF format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  4. For publication, a file in one of the following formats will be provided: LaTeX, Rich-Text Format (RTF), OpenOffice-Document Format (OOD), or some flavour of Microsoft's Word Formats (*DOC).
  5. For publication, all graphs will be supplied as separate PDFs by the authors.
  6. For publication, replication materials will be uploaded as supplementary file.
 

Copyright Notice

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal.
By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, users can use, reuse and build upon the material published in the journal but only for non-commercial purposes and with proper attribution.

 

Privacy Statement

1. Summary

Survey Research Methods ("SRM") is the official, peer-reviewed open access journal of the European Survey Research Association ("ESRA"). ESRA is a charity registered in the United Kingdom (registered charity number 1150506). SRM publishes scientific papers using the application Open Journal System (OJS) which runs on a server hosted by the library of the University of Konstanz, Germany. SRM stores the email-addresses of readers, authors and reviewers. Each of these email addresses are stored in OJS, along with a name provided by the user of the website upon registration. SRM does not share any of these information with ESRA or any other third party.

The editor of SRM, Ulrich Kohler, has assumed responsibility of the SRM data policy. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the information laid out in this notice, or any other question about how SRM protects your data, please send an email to him: ukohler@uni-potsdam

Alternatively, you can write to
Ulrich Kohler
Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences
Universtiy of Potsdam
August-Bebel-Stra├če 89
14482 Potsdam
Germany

2. The Policy

This is the website of Survey Research Methods ("SRM"), which is the official, peer-reviewed open access journal of the European Survey Reearch Association ("ESRA"). The website uses the application Open Journal Systems (OJS) which runs on a server of the Universtiy of Konstanz, Germany.

2.1 The information we collect and how we use it

Users of the website can registers themselves as reader, author or reviewer. It is thereby possible to register for just one of these roles, or to register any combination of them. The following describes how we use the stored information of the user for each of the roles separately.

2.1.1 Readers

When someone register as a reader of SRM, we ask them to provide a user-name, an email-address and a name. If a registration is successful, a user account is created, which stores the reader's email address and name. We will use that email address to inform the reader.

  • about the publication of a new issue of the journal, and
  • about a withdrawal of a paper published in SRM.

We like to stress that the contents of the journal are accessible without registration.

We will never give out your email addresses to any 3rd party (including ESRA) and we never discuss the details of the accounts with anyone apart from you.

2.1.2. Authors

When someone register as an author of SRM, we ask them to provide a user name, an email-address and a name. If a registration is successful, a user account is created, which stores the author's email address and name. We will use that email address to correspond with the author about the ongoing reviewing and publishing process. Particularly, we use the email address

  • to inform the author about the results of the reviewing process, and
  • to request additional files necessary for the reviewing process, or for the publication of an accepted paper, and
  • to publish the email of the corresponding author of an accepted paperin the published issue.

Moreover we publish the names of authors of accepted papers in the table of contents of published issues.

Authors will not be informed about the publication of new issues of the journal unless they also register as a reader.

We will never give out your email addresses to any 3rd party (including ESRA) and we never discuss the details of the accounts with anyone apart from you.

2.1.3 Reviewers

When someone register as a reviewer of SRM, we ask them to provide a user name, an email-address and a name. We also ask reviewers to provide a list of reviewing interests, but those are not mandatory. If a registration is successful, a user account is created, which stores the reviewer's email address and name along with the reviewing interests. We will use that email address to correspond with the reviewer about the ongoing reviewing process. Particularly, we may use the email address

  • to remind reviewers about the deadlines for the review,
  • request reviews of a revised version of a paper, and
  • to invite reviews of a newly submitted papers

Reviewers will not be informed about the publication of new issues of the journal unless they also register as a reader.

The reviewing interests may be used by SRM's Editor and the Associate Editors in order to identify reviewers for a specific submission. We like to stress that Associate Editors may also use their own scientific network to contact and correspond with reviewers. SRM does not take responsibility for any direct correspondance between the Associate Editors and reviewers.

We will never give out your email addresses to any 3rd party (including ESRA) and we never discuss the details of the accounts with anyone apart from you.

2.1.4 Other Information

Upon registration, OJS, the application used to run SRM's website, offers fields to provide other information such as registree's gender, ORCID-ID, affiliation, etc. These information can be inspected by SRM's Editor and Journal Manager. Sometimes we use some information provided here when typesetting the title of accepted papers. Aside from these, any of these fields are of no use for SRM. We hereby encourage our users not to fill in these fields.

2.2 Opting out

You may access, review, edit and delete your account details by logging into your SRM account.

2.3 Withdrawing consent

You can withdraw your consent for us to store and process your personal data at any time by submitting an email to the SRM Publication Officer (SurveyResearchMethods@uni-konstanz.de).

2.4 How to complain

If you need to complain about how SRM has handled your request to withdraw consent, or any other aspect related to the information detailed in this privacy information notice, please send an email to the the Editor of SRM, Ulrich Kohler: ukohler@uni-potsdam