Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Authors are STRONGLY advised to prepare the manuscript as per the following guidelines otherwise it will come back to you and delay the publication.
Title: Title of the study should be written in 15 to 20 words. A title should be short, simple, easy to understand, and should be commonly searchable in Google. Avoid words like 'A study', 'Review study', 'Comparative study', etc
Word Limit: 5000 words and/or above, excluding references.
Authors: Not more than 5 authors. All authors have to mention the clear cut contribution in the article.
Abstract: It should be strictly written within 300 words under the following subheadings. So that article can be easily followed by readers. If abstract quality not satisfactory, it will be returned for revision.
i. Purpose of the study: In simple words tell to readers about the aim of this study. No discussion, no story only aim of this study [50-60 words]
ii. Methodology: Give name, brand, type of tools, methods, software, review, and survey that has been used to do this study. No discussion or explanation. [50-60 words]
iii. Main Findings: Write only the main results in few words. No discussion or explanation. [50-60 words]
iv. Applications of this study: where this study can be useful, give the name of area, disciplines etc [50-60 words]
v. Novelty/Originality of this study: what is new in this study that may benefit readers and how it is advancing the existing knowledge or creating new knowledge in this subject. [50-60 words]
Keywords: 5 to 6 very specific keywords should be given. Avoid big phrases. Google will never find your article. Take 2 or 3 keywords from the title. Keywords should be commonly Google searchable terms.
Introduction: This section should provide the background of the study in easy words. In this section, the author should discuss the research problem in very clear words. Also, discuss the motivation of the study. Provide in-text references in APA 7th style for all the facts that are presented here.
Literature Review: Related work of previous researchers should be presented in this section. Minimum 15-20 good and recent works should be reviewed. This section can be merged with introduction section as well. Here author can discuss the research gap that this study is going or willing to cover. Provide intext citation in APA style (Harris, M. 2001) for all citations. All citations should be hyperlinked with full references at the end of the article.
Methodology: This section should present the methods, survey, questionnaire etc used for the study. The author should explain whether this study is experimental, or review study, or survey based. Discuss software used in study. Mention all research conditions, assumptions, theories followed. This section should be easy enough for any reader to repeat the study under similar conditions.
Result/Discussion/Analysis: This section provides a logical and scientific analysis of the findings of the study. Present evidences to support your analysis by citing work of earlier researchers or existing theories.
Images: Use good quality image and give caption below the image Fig 1:………….
Table: Caption for table should be above the table. Like Table 1: …….
Conclusion: Conclusion should be written in very clear words. It should explain how the objectives of the study are accomplished.
Limitations and Study Forward: No study cover all aspect of the research problem. The author should discuss the limitations or gaps of this study. And also present future scope or plan of the study.
Acknowledgement: Author should present list of acknowledgement at the end. Any financial or nonfinancial support for the study should be acknowledged.
Co-authors Contribution: All co-authors should clearly mention their sizeable contribution to the article. Simply saying all author contribute equally will not be accepted.
References: All references should be cited inside the body and hyperlinked with corresponding in-text citations.
- Minimum 30 good quality references required with Crossref DOI.
- Website, newspaper references, should be limited to no more than 5.
- All references should be in APA 7th edition and present inside the main body of the article. Don’t put extra references which are not cited.
- All references should be cited inside the article at the proper place in APA 7th style. Youtube video for hyperlinking citations with references https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Oi0Xhkd8c&t=2s
- You are free to add a list of further readings and put add extra references, websites, books etc in that section.
Samples for APA 7th edition referencing. (Detail at http://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-6th-vs-7th-edition.php)
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
Offline Journal article
Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., De Niro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001). Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing, 44(3), 213–245.
Article by DOI
Gelkopf, M., Ryan, P., Cotton, S., & Berger, R. (2008). The impact of “training the trainers” for helping tsunami-survivor children on Sri Lankan disaster volunteer workers. International Journal of Stress Management, 15(2), 117-135. https://doi.org/10.1037/1072-5245.15.2.117
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. American Psychological Association.
Forsyth, D. (2018). Probability and statistics for computer science. Springer Publishing Company. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319644097
Lawson, J. F. (2019). The impacts of plastic on Indonesian migratory birds. Department of Conservation. https://www.doc.govt.nz/reports/birds/indonesiaplastic/
Ministry of Education. (2009). Research ethics in New Zealand: A student guide.
How to Hyperlink within a word document:
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