Your Paper Your Way Policy (YPYW)
We are considering submissions with the YPYW policy, which had been initiated by Elsevier and is now adopted by numerous journals. It is a straight forward submission system aimed it facilitating authors and reducing the burden of formatting and arranging manuscripts. It also saves time and energy in preparing manuscripts for submission. But there are some general guidelines for preparation of manuscript, provided below:
- Author should submit manuscript as single WORD file containing text, tables and figures.
- Figures should be of high enough quality for refereeing.
- There are no specific formatting guidelines but a standard manuscript should have Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Implications, Limitations & future direction and Conclusions as the major sections.
- We prefer APA (latest edition) as the formatting and referencing guidelines, but references maintained in any other style would also be acceptable for review. If the manuscript is accepted the authors would then have to format the manuscript as per the APA guidelines.
General Instructions and Formatting
Length of Paper
The manuscript should not exceed 8000 words (including text, tables, figures and references).
The language of the manuscript should be English (preferable British)
The first page of the manuscript should have (i) title of article, authors details (names, affiliations, and contact details), conflict of interest statement, acknowledgements, abstract, and keywords.
- Title: should not exceed 18 words
- Author(s) name and Affiliation(s)
- o Author(s) should indicate the given name and family name. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the email address and telephone number of each author.
- o Author(s) should not mention names and affiliation in the main text of the manuscript
- Corresponding Author
- o Indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the email address and the complete postal address.
- Sponsoring Information
- o If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.
A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 250 words). The abstract should state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions briefly.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, separated by a comma. Author(s) should avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').
Subdivision of the Articles
Author(s) should subdivide their article into various sections. They may use heading style from APA heading style.
Table and Figures
Author(s) may present tables and figures in line with the text. Please note that the article will be published in black and white.
Author(s) should preferably follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style.
- Citations in the text
- o Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
- Reference List
- o References should be arranged according to APA (latest edition) style of referencing
Submission Preparation Checklist
Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following list :
- 1. Author(s) make sure to read all the guidelines of the journal.
- 2. The submission is neither published elsewhere nor under consideration
- 3. The submission is in Word format
- 4. The submission could be asked for changes (related to formatting, referencing etc.) after acceptance
- 5. The author(s) must not mention their name and affiliation in the main text.
- 6. A conflict-of-interest statement should be submitted by the author(s).
- 7. Authorship certificate (mentioning contribution and originality of the manuscript) should be submitted at the time of submission.
- 8. A plagiarism report should be submitted along with the manuscript.