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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  • English is the acceptable language for submission of manuscript. (British English may be used).
  • Double proofread the manuscript before submission and make sure that there are no grammatical errors, typos and that your manuscript doesn’t have sentence composition and structure issues.
  • Length of your manuscript should ideally be between 3000-6000 words. (08 to 12 pages).
  • Avoid using colors except for black and white in your manuscript.


Instructions about Title Page

Title of the research should be concise, meaningful and may not have any formula, abbreviations etc. It would appear before the text of the manuscript.


Names of Authors

Full name of all the authors and their affiliation must be provided right below their names. Moreover, the following information may be provided in the footer section of that page:

  • Full postal address of each author,
  • City name, email address and telephone number.
  • The name of the “Corresponding Author” may be highlighted in parenthesis. (His/her telephone number and email is mandatory to be provided).


Guidelines for Text in Manuscript(s)

The following format for the text may be observed throughout the manuscript:

Typeface 12 pt Times New Roman

Double spaced

Margins are 1 inch on all sides

Page number is upper right-hand corner, starting on title page

Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph- 0 pt; below paragraph – 4 pt

Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size – 12; Bold;

Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size – 10; Bold;

Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size - 10 Italic;


Preparation of Text in the Manuscript


Your research work should be accompanied by an abstract which should not exceed 150 words. The abstract should include briefly about the purpose of the study, methodology used and findings of the study. It must be written in a way that it is able to stand alone.




After the abstract, key words used in the study may be written. Write maximum of 7 keywords.

Subdivision of the manuscript

It is mandatory to divide your article/paper to define and number sections and sub-sections. There must be some comparative balance with respect to the length of the section/sub-sections throughout the manuscript.


Authors should include these, in this sequence, at the end of their articles/manuscripts. The files having high-resolutions graphics must be provides separate from the main body of the article/manuscript.


Tables in the manuscript must be numbered in a proper sequence and a meaningful self-explanatory title may be given to all the tales right below the body of table. Avoid duplication of information in the table anywhere else on the body of the manuscript. If necessary, graphs may be added with the clear definition of vertical and horizontal axis.

Citation in the text

Authors are advised to make sure that every in text citation may be available in the reference list and vice versa. Citation may not be added in the abstract of the paper. ‘In Press’ articles, citation of a reference means that the work has been accepted for publication somewhere.


The referencing style throughout the text must be in line with style used by American Psychological Association (APA). Please refer the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition, on

List of reference must be

  • Double spaced
  • In alphabetical order
  • And formatted with a “hanging indention”
  • Web reference should include complete URL address and other information as per APA guidelines.
  • The authors are fully responsible for accuracy of the bibliographic citations.


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