Author Guidelines

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. 

Various headings and subheadings of the study can be decided by authors. Here we present one sample style. Your headings may be different depending on the nature of the study. But Red color instructions are compulsory.

As per new guidelines in CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE 17TH (FULL NOTE) edition writing IN ENGLISH 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 use TITLE CASE. A title should be short, simple, easy to understand, and should be commonly searchable in Google. 

Word Limit:

4000 words and/or above, excluding references. 

Authors:

Not more than 4 authors. All authors have to mention the clear cut contribution in the article. 

Abstract:

It should be strictly written within 200 words under the following subheadings. So that article can be easily followed by readers. If abstract quality not satisfactory, it will be returned for revision.

  1. Purpose of the study:In simple words tell to readers about the aim of this study. No discussion, no story only aim of this study [50-60 words]
  2. Methodology:Give name, brand, type of tools, methods, software, review, and survey that has been used to do this study. No discussion or explanation. [50-60 words]

iii. Main Findings: Write only the main results in few words. No discussion or explanation. [50-60 words]

  1. Applications of this study:where this study can be useful, give the name of area, disciplines etc [50-60 words]
  2. Novelty/Originality of this study: what is new in this study that may benefit readers and how it is advancing the existing knowledge or creating new knowledge in this subject.  [50-60 words]

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 references in CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE 17TH (FULL NOTE) style for all the facts that are presented here.

Literature Review [500-1000]:

Review of literature can be written as per the requirement of your study i,e argumentive or systematic or methodological related to the work of previous researchers should be presented. For help see the link - https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/literaturereview 

Minimum 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 willing to cover. Provide in-text citation in CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE 17TH (FULL NOTE) style:

  • Interpretation of religious texts will influence the public’s thought construction and perception of disasters.1

1 Sehat Ihsan Shadiqin and Alfi Rahman, “Islam and Disaster: A Refined Concept through Community’s Disaster Perception of Post the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami,” Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews 6, no. 3 (2018): 16–21.

Methodology [300-600 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, or review study, or simulation-based or survey-based. Discuss software, hardware’s used during the study with their brand names. Mention all research conditions, assumptions, theories followed. This section should be easy enough for any reader 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 participant, Method of approach, where the data was collected] Data collection [interview, Audiovisual, field notes] and data analysis [number of data coders, software, etc.]

Result/Findings [700-1500 words]:

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

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

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

 [Different table and figure can't be used parallelly in MS word page, they must be sequential with proper table/figure name and number]

Conclusion [300-600 words]:

Provide logical, and scientific analysis of 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.

Acknowledgement:

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

Co-authors Contribution:

All co-authors should clearly mention their sizeable contribution to the article. Simply saying all author contribute equally will not be accepted. 

References:

All references should be cited by CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE 17TH (FULL NOTE) and use Mendeley