Submission Preparation Checklist
Before submitting the manuscript, the author(s) should check the following list:
1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Published manuscripts require a reference.
2. The submission files are in Microsoft Word format. (2 files - one ANONYMOUS FILE - without the name of the authors, affiliation (for blind peer-review purposes), and the one with full details). Authors submitting online through the system also should submit two files as mentioned above.
3. Manuscript has been made in light of the Journal’s author guidelines.
4. Author(s) has read the journal's guidelines.
The manuscript should be originality-checked, Grammarly-checked, and references hyperlinked. Please enclose the originality check report along with the manuscript during submission.
The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not a mixture of both).
2. Length of Paper
The length of the paper should not exceed 25-30 pages (double line spacing). Paper containing more than 25 pages of words will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. (Max. 6000 words). Articles should be typed in double-space (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
3. Format of the Manuscript
The manuscript should be typewritten in double line spacing, justified paragraphs with 1” margin on both sides, using the fonts Time New Roman size 12", not to exceed 30 pages (including references). Titles only should be bold. References should be in single-line spacing.
4. Title Page
The title page is a separate page before the text. The title should not contain more than 15 words. It should include the following information:
The title should be in Times New Roman 14"
The name of the author should be Times New Roman 12"
Affiliation of the author and email id should be Times New Roman 10"Title:
The title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author’s Names and Affiliations:
Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.
Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.
Authors should submit a structured abstract:
Purpose of study
Each should not have more than 100 words. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').
Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing (with single line spacing). Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style
Citations in the Text:
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. The citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a Journal Publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Reference to a Book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a Web Source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/paper.htm (June 15, 2002)
All submissions should be either submitted online or mailed to: