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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.


Section default policy

Research Articles

  1. Use the Times New Roman font style with 12 points and double spacing.
  2. The manuscript should be of approximately 5000 to 7000 words.
  3. Illustrations/tables or figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and should be inserted appropriately within the text.
  4. The first page of the manuscript should contain the Title, the Name(s), email addresses and institutional affiliations of all the authors.
  5. The manuscript must include an abstract of around 300 words.
  6. All the text citations, references and tables should be in accordance with the APA format.
  7. The manuscript should adhere with all the relevant guidelines in the APA publication manual.
  8. The manuscript must avoid all forms of plagiarism and abide by ethical guidelines discussed in the APA publication manual.

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