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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 is original and has not been previously published, nor before another journal for consideration (Author(s) should read and comply with the ethical practice in research & publication).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (editable) file format. The text is single column, single-spaced; uses a 12-point font (Garamond); 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 Manuscript has been prepared as per Author Guidelines of this Journal. Valid doi/URL (link) next to each reference in the list have been provided.
  • The author agrees to pay $50 as an article processing fee (Regular Publication) after the manuscript gets ready for acceptance. Author may request rapid publication options by sending a separate email request, for reviewing time and fee details visit Article Processing Charge (APC).
  • All author(s) shall be added with complete detail and in the same order as appeared in the manuscript during step 3 of the submission process.

Author Guidelines

Author(s) are expected to comply with the best ethical practice in research & publication. The author is requested to read paper publishing process and article processing charge (publishing fee) information before submission in this journal. The author may visit this video tutorial for guidance on online submission steps.

  1. This journal will accept Research Article, Review Article, Short Review, Short Communication, Survey Article, and Opinions. Visit section policy for more detail on each article type.
  2. A separate cover letter in pdf file should be uploaded during the manuscript submission (step 2) that includes:
    • Declaration from the corresponding author on the behalf of all co-author(s) for its originality and non-simultaneous submission to any other journal.
    • An explanation of suitability of the article in this journal in the view of the journal’s aims and scope.
    • Highlights that convey the core findings of the article in 3-5 bullet points. (maximum 90 characters per bullet point including spaces)
    • The suggestion of 3 suitable potential referees with their affiliation and working email id. Referees should be selected from institutions other than those where the author(s) work.
  3. Text formatting requirements

    • The manuscript should be in A4 size with single column layout and normal margin and the text should be single-spaced; with 12-point, Garamond font.
    • All manuscripts must contain the essential elements of the article and divide the article into clearly defined sections, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Artwork, and Tables with Captions. Further, all Headings/subheadings should be numbered appropriately using the style tag of Microsoft Word (heading 1, heading 2......).
    • The abstract should be within 300 words. Abstract and conclusion section should be written with continuous sentences without any subheading in it, do not use bullet point/numbered list. Abstract and conclusion section should not have any citation within it.
    • If your article includes any Supplementary material, this should be uploaded separately as the supplementary file in step 2 of the submission process.  
    • The final formatting of the published article may be different than the submission requirement as final formatting in the accepted article gets applied by our copyeditor at the copyediting stage.
  4. Author's detail

    • All author(s) presented in the manuscript should be added in the same order during step 3 of online submission.  Further, on the first page of the article (Just before abstract section), complete detail of each author should be provided in the following format (use the same format as given below)-
      Full Name:
      Highest Qualification:
      Affiliation (Department and College/University) with postal address:
      Post/Rank (If a student, provide the course name and course year):
      Affiliation (College/University/Institute) with postal address:
      ORCID: If available
      email id: (fake/wrong/invalid email id may cause article rejection)

       

    • If the manuscript is written by Bachelor/Master Degree student (below Ph.D. level student), it's mandatory to consult with the mentor before submission in this journal and include the mentor/supervisor as an author.  In the case where the supervisor does not wish to be included as a co-author, we will require an email from the supervisor confirming the same. 
  5. Figures and tables embedded in text

    • All illustrations; figures and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate place with a consistent figure/table number and descriptive title. Each table figure should be explained in the text by referring to the corresponding figure/table number.
    • Please ensure that the figures are of high resolution and the tables are drawn using ms word table tool. 
  6. References

    • References can be in any consistent format, APA is preferred. Valid doi/url (link) should be given next to each reference in the reference list. If any reference is not available online it should be modified/deleted, as we do not support offline references.
    • All references in the list should be cited within the text and all cited references should be available within the reference list, just after the acknowledgment section in APA style with doi or URL (link).
    • Kindly note that only scholarly literature can be used as a reference, grey literature or unauthentic website/ social media cannot be included as a reference. 

  7. Human and Animal-related Study
    If the work involves the use of human/animal subjects, each manuscript should contain the following set of the declaration at the end of the manuscript-

    Declaration:

    Study limitation: (Write the known limitation exists in the study) 
    Acknowledgments: (If not applicable write, none)
    Funding source: (If no funding source exist, write, none)
    Competing Interest: (Write a statement for any conflict of interest exist). Visit conflict of Interest policy for more detail.
    Ethical Approval: (Provide ethical approval authority name with the reference number. If not required, provide an ethical exemption letter of not required). The author should upload a scanned copy of the ethical approval/exemption letter during manuscript submission. Visit this link for more detail and ethical requirement.
    Informed consent: (Write a statement of informed consent taken from the participant for this study). The editor may ask to upload scan copy if required, visit participants consent policy for more detail.

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