Author 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. 

The authors can decide on various headings and subheadings of the study. Here we present one sample style. Your headings may be different depending on the nature of the study. 

As per new guidelines in APA 7th edition writing, Language should be inclusive and bias-free, such as gender, age, disability, racial and ethnic identity, and sexual orientation, as well as being sensitive to labels and describing individuals at the appropriate level of specificity. 

Title:

The title of the study should be written in 15 to 20 words. A title should be short, simple, easy to understand, and commonly searchable on Google. Don’t use a title that never comes to a reader’s mind. 

Word Limit:

4000 words and/or above, excluding references. 

Abstract:

It should be strictly written within 300 words under the following subheadings. So that article can be easily followed by readers. An abstract must contain purpose of the study, methodology, and main findings. If abstract quality is unsatisfactory, it will only be returned for revision at the first stage.

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 [500-1000 words]:

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 citations in APA 7th style for all the facts that are presented here as follows:

  • Parenthetical citation: According to new research … (Smith, 2020).
  • Narrative citation: Smith (2020) notes that …
  • For more than two authors, use et al.

You can follow this link for super easy and free reference-making for your citations in APA 7th style - https://www.scribbr.com/apa-citation-generator/

Literature Review [1000-1500]:

A literature review can be written per your study’s requirement, i.e., argumentive, systematic, or methodological related to the work of previous researchers should be presented. A minimum of 15-20 good and recent works should be presented. This section can be merged with the introduction section as well. Here the author can discuss the research gap that this study is going or is willing to cover.

A wonderful guide on literature reviews is here --> https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/literaturereview 

Methodology [500-1000 words]:

For the quantitative study: Present the materials, methods, survey, questionnaire, etc., used for the study. The author should explain whether this study is experimental, review study, simulation-based, or survey-based. Discuss software and hardware used during the study with their brand names. Mention all research conditions, assumptions, and theories followed. This section should be easy enough for readers to repeat the study under similar conditions.

For the qualitative study: Include methodological orientation [grounded theory, discourse analysis, ethnography, phenomenology, content analysis] Sampling [number of participants, Method of approach, where the data was collected] Data collection [interview, Audiovisual, field notes] and data analysis [number of data coders, software, etc.]

Helpful links - https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article/19/6/349/1791966https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/qualitative

For the Systematic Review Literature: Clear questions, method of collecting secondary data, nature of review [qualitative, Overviews of Systematic Reviews (OoRs)], and review tool.

Result/Findings [500-1000 words]:

Presents the data, the facts – what you found, calculated, discovered, observed

Use a good quality image and give a caption below the image Fig 1:………….

The caption for the table should be above the table. Table 1: …….

 [Different tables and figures can’t be used parallelly on a Microsoft Word page, they must be sequential with proper table/figure name and number]

Conclusion [1000-1500 words]:

Provide logical and scientific analysis of the findings of the study. Present evidence to support your analysis by citing the work of earlier researchers or existing theories. [How your results agree to disagree with previous studies, and why]. 5 to 10 citations can be given to support arguments.

Limitations and Study Forward:

No study covers all aspects of the research problem. The author should discuss the limitations or gaps of this study. And also present the future scope or plan of the study.

Acknowledgment:

The author should present a list of acknowledgments at the end. Any financial or nonfinancial support for the study should be acknowledged.

References: Use this free website to make references in APA 7th style at https://www.scribbr.com/apa-citation-generator/

All references should be cited inside the body and hyperlinked with in-text citations.

  1. A minimum of 30 good-quality references are required with Crossref DOI.
  2. Website and newspaper references should be limited to no more than 5.
  3. All references should be in APA 7th edition and present inside the article’s main body. Don’t put extra references which are not cited.
  4. 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
  5. In that section, you can add a list of further readings and extra references, websites, books, etc.

Samples for APA 7th edition referencing. (Detail at http://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-6th-vs-7th-edition.php)

The last names of the first author of each work should alphabetize reference list entries.

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

Book

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. American Psychological Association.

eBooks

Forsyth, D. (2018). Probability and statistics for computer science. Springer Publishing Company. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319644097

Websites

Lawson, J. F. (2019). The impacts of plastic on Indonesian migratory birds. Department of Conservation. https://www.doc.govt.nz/reports/birds/indonesiaplastic/

Organization Reports

Ministry of Education. (2009). Research ethics in New Zealand: A student guide.


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