Guidelines for the Authors
The Author must follow (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).
Length of paper
The length of the paper should not exceed 20-25 pages (Times New Roman, 12 Font) excluding tables, figures, references and appendices (if any). Paper containing more than 25 pages will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
The title page should include: (i)The name(s) of the author(s) (ii) A concise and informative title (iii) The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s) (iv)The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
The manuscript must contain 4 to 6 keywords.
Acknowledgement/ Conflict of Interest
The author may use the acknowledgement section in the title page of the paper (if any).
Table and Figures
Present tables and figures within the article, not at the end of the article. the online version will contain the colourful figures (if any). However, the colour print will be available in extreme cases as per the request of the author.
The journal encourages the author to submit their manuscript in APA Style. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style.
Citations in the text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a chapter in an edited book: Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: