Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 file is in Microsoft Word 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, which is found in Home.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Original Research Articles
The articles should be original andÂ should neitherÂ been previously published nor beenÂ under consideration by other journals. These articles are characterized withÂ detailed studies that report original research and are exclusively based on primary data.
Â The original articles should contain:Â
- Abstract: 150 -250 words including objective/s, methodology, results and conclusion.
- Key Words: 5-7 words
Â A manuscript for original articles should be between 10-12 typewritten pages (including tables, figures, graphs and List of References)
Review articlesÂ provide an overview on the â€œstate of the artâ€ in a particular area. These articles are focused on identifying specific problems or issues and on analyzing information. The review articles are based on already published literature. However, the review articles should not be based exclusively on summarizing the existing literature, but should contain critiques, issues, and problems that define the field. Â
The abstract should contain 150-250 words.
A manuscript for Review Articles should be between 10-15 typewritten pages (including tables, figures, graphs and List of References).
Case studies presentÂ details of real cases from a practice.
The case studies are short and can be between 1,000 to 3,000 words.Â
Brief CommunicationsBrief CommunicationsÂ are short reports intended to either extend or expound on previously published research OR present new and significant findings which may have a major impact in current practice.
EditorialsÂ usually provide commentary and analysis concerning an article in the issue of theÂ JournalÂ in which they appear.
Special ReportsÂ are miscellaneous articles of special interest to the community.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (SeeThe Effect of Open Access).