Guidelines

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Introduction: Manuscript must be in British English prepared on a standard A4 size paper setting. It must be prepared on a single space and single column with 1” margin set for top, bottom, left and right. It should be typed in 10 point Times New Roman Font with page numbers at the bottom and centre of the every page.
2. Manuscript title: The title of the paper should be in a 12 point. It should be bold typed, centered and fully capitalised.
3. Author name(s) & affiliations: The author (s) full name, designation, affiliation (s), address, mobile/landline numbers, and email/alternate email address should be in italic & 11-point Times New Roman Font. It must be centered underneath the title.
4. Abstract: Abstract should be in fully italicized text, not exceeding 150 words. The abstract must be informative and explain the background, aims, methods, results & conclusion in a single para.
5. Keywords: Abstract must be followed by list of keywords, subject to the maximum of five. These should be arranged in alphabetic order separated by commas and full stops at the end.
6. Headings: All the headings should be in a 10 point Times New Roman Font. These must be bold-faced, aligned left and fully capitalised. Leave a blank line before each heading.
7. Sub-headings: All the sub-headings should be in a 10 point Times New Roman Font. These must be bold-faced, aligned left and fully capitalised.
8. Main text: The main text should be in a 10 point Times New Roman Font, single spaced and justified.
9. Figures & tables: These should be simple, centered, separately numbered & self-explained, and titles must be above the tables/figures. Sources of data should be mentioned below the table/figure. It should be ensured that the tables/figures are referred to from the main text.
10. Equations: These should be consecutively numbered in parentheses, horizontally centered with equation number placed at the right.
11. References: The list of all references should be alphabetically arranged. It must be single spaced, and at the end of the manuscript. The author (s) should mention only the actually utilised references in the preparation of manuscript and they are supposed to follow Harvard Style of Referencing. The author (s) are supposed to follow the references as per following:
All works cited in the text (including sources for tables and figures) should be listed alphabetically.
Use (ed.) for one editor, and (eds.) for multiple editors.

When listing two or more works by one author, use — (20xx), such as after Kohl (1997), use — (2001), etc, in chronologically ascending order.
Indicate (opening and closing) page numbers for articles in journals and for chapters in books.
The title of books and journals should be in italics. Double quotation marks are used for titles of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, reports, working papers, unpublished material, etc.

For titles in a language other than English, provide an English translation in parentheses.
The location of endnotes within the text should be indicated by superscript numbers.