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Author Guidelines

General Guidelines

Language: We only accept the manuscript(s) written in English. Both American and British English are accepted but please make sure to avoid using a mixture of both.

Grammar: Grammatical errors shall be carefully avoided. Papers with serious grammatical errors, typos, sentence composition and structure issues will not be accepted.

Length of the manuscript: 3000-20000 words for research articles. Lengths are varied for essays, literature reviews, comments and case studies.

Reference Style: APA Style  http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx

Color pictures: Avoid using colors except for black and white in your manuscripts because the layout of the journal supports only black and white color.

Title Page

  • Title: Title of your work should be very concise and meaningful because titles of the manuscripts are often used to search the required contents by the users so avoid using formulas, abbreviations and jargons where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations: Authors’ name along with family names should be written clearly. Right below the authors’ name, write authors’ affiliation addresses i.e. where the actual work was done. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Also should be included in this part the full postal addresses of authors’ each affiliation which include city and country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.
  • Corresponding author: There must be someone in the authors’ who is willing to have all the pre and post publication correspondence with the journal. Make sure that along with e-mail address and the complete postal address of that author, his/her telephone number (with country and area code) must also be written.
  • Sponsoring information: If the submitted research work is sponsored or supported in any way by an organization or an NGO, please mention it.

 

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

The following rules shall be followed by authors when submitting their manuscript to us.

Font: Times New Roman; Size: 11

Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 4 pt

Line Spacing: fixed – 12 pt

Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-11; Bold; for example, 1. Introduction

Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-11; Italic; for example, 1.1 Leadership

Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-11; for example, 1.1.1 Leadership Theories

 

Manuscript Preparation

  • Abstract

The paper submitted should be accompanied by an abstract which should not exceed 200 words. This abstract should entail the purpose of the study, methodology employed and findings of the study. Abstracts are often presented separate from the article/manuscript so it must be written in a way that it is able to stand alone.

  • Keywords

Right after the abstract, write down a maximum of 6 keywords. Try to avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for instance, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be very careful while using abbreviations in keywords; use only those abbreviations which are resolutely recognized in the field of study.

  • Subdivision of the manuscript

Authors are hereby directed to clearly divide their articles/manuscripts into defined and numbered sections. Subsections should also be numbered like 1.,2.,(then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (except the abstract which is not included in section numbering). Authors should use this numbering for internal cross-referencing as well: they should not simply refer to ‘the text’. Subsections of the articles/manuscripts should ideally be not more than 650 words. Be as concise as possible but not on the account of clarity.

  • Figure legends, figures and schemes

Authors should include these, in this sequence, at the end of their articles/manuscripts. The files having high-resolution graphics must be provided separate from the main body of the article/manuscript.

  • Tables

Tables should also be presented at the end of the article. Kindly note that tables should be numbered one after the other according to their appearance in the text. Description of the tables should be presented right below the body of the table. Where possible, avoid vertical rules. Kindly make that data presented in the table do not duplicate the results presented in the manuscript elsewhere.

  • Formula

The text size of the formula, if any, should be similar to the normal text size of the manuscript.

 

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.

  1. 1. 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).

    2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

    3.Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

    4.The text is single-spaced; 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.

    5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

    6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (USD)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)

Manuscript submitted before November 30, 2014 will be eligible for FREE publication once it gets accepted after peer review.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.