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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

TEMPLATE FOR AUTHOR GUIDELINE

PRESENTTAION OF MANUSCRIPT

Provide the following data on the title page (in the order given).

Author names and Affiliations: Provide the complete names of all authors and postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, telephone numbers, and e-mail addressesof each Author.

It would be good if you compose your content in British English (American or British use is acknowledged, however not a blend of these).

Type style and fonts: The writing format - New Times Roman is advised to follow with 12 size and 1.5 line spacing. References should be in 9-point New Times Roman, single spaced.

Title.Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid

Abbreviations.

Article format: The article can be written in MS word-2007, 2010 or 2016, is acceptable. No PDF file or LATEX version is accepted. Article must be no longer than 3000-4000 words (all inclusive). In which the pattern for the manuscript will be included as:

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, data set, methodology, results, major conclusions and usefulness of the study.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide 6-8 keywords specific to the research paper. Avoid general and plural terms: only firmly established terms and abbreviations should be used.

Introduction: This section may cover overall background and description of the study, narrow down to research objectives, motivation of the topic, importance/significance, proposed tasks and novelty. Abbreviations should be described in parentheses when first time they appear in the text.

Literature review: This sections may critically describe/evaluate literature relevant to research problem,establish context, compare and contrast the most recent developments in literature and trends. Search gaps after concentrating on thought leaders’ seminal work and linking the research with relevant theories.

Methodology: This section may describe population structure, sample, instrumentation, data collection, hypothesis, equations, , statistical tool and its justification.

Data analysis: This section may cover in depth interpretation through applying higher order thinking skill of analysis and develop novel arguments based significance of statistical relations. Establish interconnections among and within variables. Testing hypotheses  and comparing with literature.

Discussion and recommendations: It may be broken into meaningful sections, i.e. hypotheses  supported/rejected, alternative explanations,  conclusion, theoretical/methodological contribution, practical implications, recommendations, future study directions and limitations.

Figures: Present them in order (suitable heading and specific number, Roman numerals) Wherever appropriate in the text. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the cost of clarity.

Tables: Present tables with suitable heading and specific number (Roman numerals) at the appropriate place of the article. Use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables. Ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Refer to table number wherever appropriate in the text of the paper.

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be written is brackets after writing within brackets after spelling the acronym in full at first at first use. E.g, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Subsequently only SAARC should be used without bracket. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

References: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA). You may refer the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association”. Its details may be found at: www.apa.org.

References should be the last part of the article following the below given format

for example:

APA (American Psychological Association) Latest edition

Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A. Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97–106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

All submitted articles are subject to assessment and blind peer review to ensure editorial appropriateness and technical correctness. In order for an article to be accepted for publication, the assigned Editor will first consider if the manuscript meets minimum editorial standards and fits within the scope of the journal. If an article is within scope, then the Editor will ideally solicit at least two international peer reviewers and one national reviewer for each article (whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors) to assess the article before confirming a decision to accept. Decisions to reject are at the discretion of the Editor.

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