eJournals Published by Centre for Research and Innovation:
The authors are required to follow the following specific guidelines while submitting the manuscript to the journal.
Authors must guarantee that the submitted paper fulfills the ethical requirements for academic publishing. They must state that the paper is free of data falsification, data fabrication and plagiarism. They should also accept full responsibility for any legal or scientific repercussions emerging from the use of the information included in the article, i.e. neither the publisher nor the editor will be liable for any mistakes or consequences arising from the publishing of the article. Furthermore, the paper submitted for publication should not have been previously published in any form, nor should it be under consideration for publication in any other journals or publications.
The authors should write a cover letter, addressing to the editorial board that explains how the manuscript fits the scope of the journal, and more specifically how the research advances the current understandings in a broader aspect of the specific field.
- The manuscript must be written in English. Both American and British English are acceptable but there should be consistency throughout.
- The manuscript should be as concise as possible, preferably within 15 manuscript pages. The manuscript between 15-25 pages may also be considered for publication provided that the submission is accompanied by a detailed justification for the length. This justification can be made in the cover letter. However, the article beyond 25 manuscript pages will not be considered for publication.
- The manuscript should be in “Times New Roman 12-point font” and be formatted as double-spaced on the standard page size (Letter 8.5" by 11") with one-inch margin on both sides.
- The first page of the manuscript should be the title page which should include only the title of the article and the lists and affiliations of the authors along with the email address of the corresponding authors. The rest of the manuscript should not contain the identification of author/s in any forms.
- The second page of the manuscript is the abstract page that should include a stand-alone abstract of the manuscript. The maximum word limit of the abstract is 250. It should precisely present background and rationale of the research, brief methods, result and the major implication of the research. The abstract should be followed by a list of 5-7 keywords arranged in an alphabetical order.
- The main body of the manuscript should be arranged in the order of introduction, objectives, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgements and references. The manuscript should be without redundancies, unnecessary details and irrelevant contents.
- Metric unit must be used for all kinds of measurement. Binomial nomenclature with authority must be shown for all the name of plants and animals at the first listing.
Tables, Graphs and Figures
Ideas and findings should be presented in the form of tables, graphs and figures. To avoid duplication, the same data should not be used in both tables and graphs. These illustrations should be placed on separate sheets.
References and Citation
The journal adopts the latest version of the APA style for citation and references. The list of references should only contain the works that have been cited in the text. The authors should assure that all the cited works are included in the references.
Authors are recommended to strictly follow the guidelines set out in the latest issue of the journal.
All the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be initially assessed by the editorial staff for formatting and other technical requirements. Manuscript not conforming to the guidelines will be returned for revision without assigning to the editorial board meeting. The manuscript that adheres with the technical requirements will then be assigned to the Executive Editor. The Executive Editor will make a detailed assessment of the manuscript which will then either be desk-rejected (If the manuscript is not suitable for publication) or be sent out for peer-review (if the manuscript has the potential to be published in the journal). The final decision on the manuscript will be made by the editorial board, based on the reviewers’ and Executive Editor’s suggestion. The manuscript at this stage may be rejected, asked for either major review or minor review, or may be accepted in its current form. The decision will entirely be based on the reviewer’s and executive editor’s responses.
The journal adopts a double-blind review procedure (neither the author nor the reviewer know each other). However, depending on the availability of the experts, this approach may include one or two reviewers. The initial decision on the text generally takes four weeks. All drafts, together with comments and suggestions from peer reviewers, will be returned to the authors for modification. The authors are asked to submit updated papers within a week of receiving feedback. The editorial board reserves the right to modify, accept, or reject the article.