Manuscript Guidelines

Manuscript Guidelines

We always want to support or authors, to help them present their work in the best possible way. To that end we’ve put together a guideline that will ensure their work is structured in a format that is best understood by our readership and is in junction with the international guidelines for submitting manuscripts.

Submission and Formatting Guidelines

Format Your Manuscript
Your manuscript needs to match the guideline given below in order to processed smoothly and quickly. Our esteemed editorial board get many manuscripts every day, and in order for them to be able to review it to the best of their capacity, we request all submissions to be formatted in this manner.

All manuscripts should be compatible to the Microsoft Word/Apple Pages applications. Use letter size paper (8.5 x 11 inches) single-spaced at 10 points, Times New Roman, with one-inch margins, left justified, and single- column. This is in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines.

Structure Your Manuscript
Title page (containing the title of the manuscript, author contact information, and a short autobiography for each author)

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Body of manuscript
  • Tables, figures, etc. placed where they belong
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References (American Psychological Association style)
  • Appendices (if applicable)

Title Page
Must have: Name of author(s), affiliation, mailing address, and email address. Add a short autobiography for each author that is no more than 100 words.

Title
Must have: Keywords used by readers to search for similar topics. A short title and description of the topic covered in the manuscript. This is the page/section that will be picked up the most by search engines.

Abstract
Must have: 250 words. All the keywords, key phrases mentioned at least once. Search engines rank manuscripts higher if the keyword or key phrase being searched appears more often in the abstract.

Keywords
Use 3-4 keywords or key phrases that you can focus on throughout your manuscript, which the search engine will pick up every time readers looks for topics similar to yours.

Headings
Four levels of headings are allowed. The first level should be BOLD ALL CAPS, second level Bold, third level Italics, and fourth Underlined.

Tables & Figures
Use the Microsoft Word table function to create tables, not spreadsheets. Tables and figures should be located in the text and numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals, i.e., Table 1 and Figure 1. We print our journals in black and white; please take this into consideration when using color.

Abbreviations
Abbreviations can be used, but they should be defined in the beginning and then mentioned consistently thereafter.

Footnotes
Use bottom of the page footnotes instead of manuscript endnotes.

References
Throughout the paper, any statement will be backed up with notes to additional literature. These are stated in a reference section in numbered order of citation in the text towards the end of the paper. References do not necessarily come at the end, but may appear as footnotes at the bottom of the page so can be read without flicking to the back page of the paper each time. List all authors if less than six. If more than five authors, list the first five followed by “et.al.” Provide the link for the listed references Font: Cambria, Size: 10

General style of reference
1. Journal References
Author name/s (Year) Title of article. Journal short name Volume (Issue): Full inclusive page numbers.

2. Book References
Author name/s (Year) Title of the book. (Edition), Publisher name, place, city, country, pp. full inclusive page numbers.
Author name/s (Year) Chapter/ topic name. In: Author name/s (Editors.), Book name. (Edition), Publisher name, place, city, country, pp. full inclusive page numbers.

3. Conferences
Author name/s (Year) Conference topic. Name of the conference, Country.

Editing Support
Always do a thorough grammatical check before submitting your manuscript. Check for spelling errors, sentence formation, use of phrases or keywords in accordance with your topic. If necessary, get a paid proofreading done to be 100% sure of the English used in your manuscript

Manuscript Templates

Download our Manuscript formats for reference.

  1. Research
  2. Review
  3. Case Report
  4. Editorial
  5. Letter to Editor
  6. Mini Review
  7. Opinion
  8. Short Communication