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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Our tailored Word template and guidelines will help you format and structure your article, with useful general advice and Word tips.

 Article Preparation

An original article would normally consist of 5000-7000 words (excluding figures, tables, and references), although high-quality articles which exceed 7000 words will be considered. Any original research article of fewer than 4000 words will be screened out at the first stage of scrutiny.

Please assist us by following these guidelines:

  • Title: as short as possible, with no abbreviations or acronyms.
  • Abstract: approximately 100 words, maximum 150. And abstract is divided into four sections 1- Objective 2- Design 3- Findings 4- Policy Implications 5- Originality
  • Keywords: approximately 4-10 words or phrases. Keywords are important for online searching;
  • Address*: position, department, the name of the institution and email address for each author.
  • Biographical notes: (Optional) approximately 100 words per author, maximum 150.

* Author details should not be included in the article, and submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files.

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