Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
|New manuscripts should be submitted through the online portal accessible via the "Submit Manuscript" link on the journal website, download manuscript template.
Only manuscripts written in English language will be considered for publication. Authors may use British or American English provided they are consistent throughout the manuscript. Submissions must be relevant to the journal’s scope and prepared in compliance with its Publication Ethics, recommendations of ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors), and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines. All authors agree to the submission and share full responsibility for all content presented in the manuscripts, including opinions, results, images, discussions, and conclusions. The article should be original work by authors, not be published before or currently being evaluated for publication in another journal.
All co-author information must be entered on the submission portal at the time of submission. Any request to change authorship (such as adding/deleting authors or modifying order of authors) during revisions must be well justified, and they are subject to editorial approval. No change in authorship is allowed after the manuscript is accepted for publication.
|The language of the manuscript must be English.|
|2.||Length of paper|
|The length of the paper should not exceed 20 pages (Times New Roman, 12 Font) excluding tables, figures, references and appendices (if any). Paper containing more than 30 pages will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.|
|The title page should include:
(i)The name(s) of the author(s) (ii) A concise and informative title (iii)The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s) (iv)The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
|Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.|
|Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.|
|The author may use acknowledgement section in the title page of the paper (if any).|
|7.||Subdivision of the article|
|Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.|
|8.||Table and Figures|
|Present tables and figures within the article, not at the end of the article. Please note that the article will be published in black and white (print), although online version will contain the colorful figures (if any). However, the color print will be available in extreme cases as per the request of the author.|
|Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. 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. 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.|
|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 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/index.htm (July 7, 1999)|