The following is a detailed description of each submission type that Limina will accept. Authors should consult this list prior to submitting their manuscript, and should also treat it as a detailed stylistic and content guide in the composition of the work they intend to be considered by Limina's editors. Failure to adhere to these general guidelines is grounds for immediate rejection of the manuscript (without a more detailed review of the work itself).
A research article presents the findings of a research study conducted by the author(s) of the paper. It serves as a means of communicating original research to the academic community. Research articles are considered one of the primary sources of knowledge in various fields and are essential for advancing understanding in the sciences, humanities and social & human sciences.
The exact formatting of a research article in Limina can vary depending on what community of scholars (in the humanities, in STEM or the social and human sciences) for which the article is primarily intended. Nonetheless, there are some common elements and sections that should be included in most research articles submitted to Limina. Here is a general outline of the formatting and sections that will be expected from authors of original research articles:
Essays differ from strict research articles, which often are of a scientific kind. A non-scientific essay article is a type of academic writing that explores a specific topic from a subjective or interdisciplinary perspective. Unlike scientific articles, which adhere to a rigorous research methodology and present empirical data, non-scientific essay articles focus on providing critical analysis, interpretation, or personal insights on a subject of interest. These articles offer a platform for scholars to engage in broader discussions, address societal or cultural issues, or present innovative ideas.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components that will be expected from essays submitted to Limina:
Overall, a non-scientific essay article in Limina offers scholars a platform to present their critical analysis, interpretation, or personal insights on a specific topic. It encourages interdisciplinary perspectives, engages with existing scholarship, and contributes to broader academic discourse.
An analysis article is a type of scholarly paper that focuses on critically examining and interpreting existing research, theories, or data within a specific field or topic. Unlike a research article, which presents original research findings, an analysis article synthesizes and evaluates existing information to provide insights, interpretations, or critiques.
The purpose of an analysis article is to contribute to the academic discourse by offering a new perspective, a deeper understanding, or a novel synthesis of existing knowledge. It often targets a specific research question or problem and provides a comprehensive analysis of relevant literature, theories, or data to address that question or problem. The article should demonstrate the author's expertise in the field and their ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate scholarly work.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components we expect to be found in an analysis article:
Overall, an analysis article should demonstrate a thorough examination and synthesis of existing literature, theories, or data, along with critical thinking and original insights that contribute to the scholarly conversation in the field.
A review article for an academic journal is a comprehensive and critical evaluation of existing research, theories, or literature on a specific topic or research question. Unlike research articles or analysis articles, which present original research or analyze existing work, a review article aims to summarize, synthesize, and evaluate the state of knowledge within a particular field or subject area.
The purpose of a review article is to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the current state of research, identify gaps or controversies in the literature, and offer insights or recommendations for future research. Review articles play a crucial role in synthesizing existing knowledge, clarifying concepts, and guiding researchers, practitioners, or policymakers in a specific field.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components typically found in a review article:
Overall, a review article should provide a comprehensive and critical overview of existing research, theories, or literature on a specific topic. It should offer a synthesis of knowledge, highlight gaps or controversies, and provide insights or recommendations for future research in the field.
This category welcomes submissions that showcase innovative and cutting-edge approaches, techniques or frameworks that could contribute to the advancement of UAP studies. This article type provides a platform for researchers to present novel methodologies that can enhance research practices, improve data analysis, or contribute to theoretical developments.
Submissions under the "New Methodology" category should clearly describe the unique methodology being proposed, along with its potential applications and benefits. The article should provide a comprehensive overview of the methodology, including its underlying principles, technical details, and any necessary validation or testing procedures. Additionally, authors should highlight the advantages, limitations, and potential implications of the proposed methodology. Here is a general outline:
Overall, a “New Methodology” article should introduce novel approaches or frameworks not previously explored in the field, and contain enough information so that future researchers can adopt and/or replicate the proposed methodology in their own studies. The article should provide a clear and comprehensive understanding of the methodology, allowing readers to assess its validity and potential applications.
This category welcomes submissions that present contradictory or confirming results in order to either challenge existing theories and hypotheses or provide additional support for previously reported results. Submissions under the "Contradictory Results or Confirming Results" category should provide a comprehensive overview of the research conducted, including the objectives, methodology, and data analysis procedures.
For contradictory results, authors should critically analyze the potential reasons behind the discrepancies and discuss the implications for the field. For articles presenting confirming results, authors should highlight the significance of their findings in validating or strengthening existing theories or hypotheses.
Here is a general outline for articles in this category:
Overall, articles in the "Contradictory Results or Confirming Results" category should provide a balanced and objective presentation of findings that should encourage critical thinking, offer insights into unresolved questions by challenging existing paradigms or providing further validation, and stimulate further research in the field.
This type of submission to Limina should contain descriptions of and references to reports pertaining to particular phenomenological characteristics of the UAP indicated in the report. The author should not be merely reporting on research done by someone else, but rather should be communicating original research done to create the report itself.
Besides containing a description of the specific phenomenological characteristics presented during the course of a UAP incident as documented in the report, an author of this type of submission might also consider conducting phenomenological analysis of the mode of presentation of the UAP in the report. In this case, the article might be conceived as an original research article in phenomenological analysis of UAP. Here the phenomenological report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) incidents might involve applying a phenomenological research approach (as understood in contemporary philosophy, for example) in order to investigate and describe the lived experiences and perceptions of individuals involved in UAP sightings or encounters. The phenomenology then would focus on understanding and describing the essence of human experiences as they are subjectively lived and perceived by individuals.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components that should be found in a phenomenological report on UAP incidents for Limina:
A perspective article, also known as an opinion article or viewpoint article, is a type of scholarly paper published in an academic journal that presents the author's perspective, opinion, or commentary on a specific topic or issue of significance in their field of expertise. Unlike research articles or review articles, which focus on presenting empirical data or synthesizing existing literature, a perspective article allows authors to express their viewpoints, insights, and arguments based on their expertise and experience.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components generally required by Limina for a perspective article:
Overall, a perspective article provides an opportunity for authors to share their unique viewpoints, opinions, or arguments on important topics within their field, contributing to scholarly discourse and stimulating further discussion and research in the area.
Correspondence or letters to the editor provide an avenue for readers, researchers, or experts in the field to engage in discussions, raise concerns, offer clarifications, or provide additional insights related to previously published articles or topics of interest. These letters are typically shorter than regular research articles and serve as a means of communication and exchange within the scholarly community.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components typically found in correspondence or letters to the editor in an academic journal:
Overall, correspondence or letters to the editor serve as a platform for academic and professional discussion within the scholarly community, allowing readers to engage with published articles, raise concerns, provide additional insights, and contribute to the ongoing dialogue in the field.
Conference or meeting reports provide a summary and overview of a specific conference, symposium, workshop, or meeting related to a particular field of study. These reports aim to inform readers about the key topics, discussions, presentations, and outcomes of the event. Conference reports serve as a means of sharing the highlights and key takeaways from academic gatherings with a wider audience.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components generally expected from a conference or meeting report submitted to Limina:
Overall, conference or meeting reports provide valuable insights into academic gatherings, allowing readers to stay informed about the latest research, trends, and discussions in their field of interest. These reports contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and foster collaboration among researchers and practitioners.
A book review for Limina should provide a critical evaluation and analysis of a published book within a specific field of study. It offers readers an overview of the book's content, assesses its strengths and weaknesses, and offers insights into its relevance, contributions, and implications for the field. A well-written book review engages with the book's arguments, methodology, and evidence, while also providing a thoughtful and balanced assessment.
Here is a detailed description of the key elements and components that will generally be expected from book reviews submitted to Limina:
Overall, a well-written book review should offer readers a critical and insightful evaluation of a book's content, methodology, and contributions within a specific field. It should help readers make informed decisions about the book's relevance to their own research or professional interests and should contribute to scholarly discourse and knowledge dissemination.