Author Guidelines

General Information for Authors

We request all authors to check the manuscript for plagiarism before submission. Papers that have unacceptable levels of similarity (>20%) will be desk rejected. Also, authors should take care to keep single source similarity levels to a minimum (< 1%) while submitting manuscripts.

Authors should take care to submit manuscripts that have acceptably good levels of English grammar and usage. Please use a tool like Grammarly (or similar) to check your manuscript before submission.

Manuscript length should be between 4500 - 8000 words including all relevant tables, figures and references.

The author shall present an accurate and complete account of research performed with data collected or used and give an objective discussion of the relevance of the research.

The manuscript can contain figures or materials copied from other sources with proper written permission for such use and obtaining such permissions should be ensured by the author. Declaration to the same should be enclosed during the time of submission.

The author shall disclose all personal, professional, financial conflicts related to the paper to the editor along with the submission.

Ghost authorship and Gift authorship are not allowed.

Paper-based on prior research work should be attributed.

The author shall cite the original publications that have presented similar work.

The author shall disclose all personal, professional, financial conflicts related to the paper to the editor along with the submission.

The author should have conducted the research leading to the paper, in accordance with the accepted ethical standards.

The author has the ethical obligation to notify the editor, should any of the statements to the above list cease to be true.

The editor has full right to accept or reject an article for publication. Editorial decisions will be communicated by e-mail.

The editor reserves the right to modify and improve the manuscripts to meet the Journal’s standards of presentation and style.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Abstract of around 200-300 words to be included with the paper.

Keywords: A minimum of 5-8 appropriate keywords to be included after abstract.

Manuscripts to be prepared in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced and justified.

All pages to be numbered

Figures and tables should be numbered as Table 1, Graph 1, etc. There should be clear indications in the main text as to where each figure/or table should be inserted. All figures and tables should have sources clearly mentioned.

References to be prepared following American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Edition.

An Author Declaration Form that states the following-

a) That the work is original, and has not been published in any form prior to submission with us.

b) The work has not been submitted elsewhere concurrently.

c) Disclosure of conflicts of interest if any.

d) The corresponding author has the permission of all co-authors for submitting with us.

Submission Checklist

Please check if the following documents are prepared before proceeding to the Submissions page.

1. Cover Letter stating briefly the nature of the paper and why it fits with the academic style of the journal.

2. Title and Abstract with keywords- This document should contain the names and affiliations of all authors.

3. Main Manuscript- Should contain no identifying material. Include Title, Abstract, Keywords, Main Text, with figures and tables including clear indications where the figures and tables should be inserted, and references.

4. Any other appendices- Include any material that was not included in the main manuscript such as questionnaires, additional data, figures, tables, etc.

5. Author Declaration Form

Mode of Submission

All complete submissions can be emailed to

Submissions that are incomplete and/or do not follow the stated Author Guidelines will be desk rejected.

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