SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Word Length : 4000 to 7000 words (inclusive of tables and graphs).
Font : Times New Roman
Font Size : 10pt

Paper

 

 

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A4 size (Width 210mm / Height 297mm).
Print area - 159.3mm (Width) by 241.0mm (Height).


All text must be in a two-column format. Columns are to be 75.6mm wide with a 7.9mm space between them.

Margins : The second and following pages should begin 25.4mm from the top edge.
On all pages, the bottom margin should be 30.5mm from the bottom edge of the page.
Paragraphs : All paragraphs should be indented 5.0mm with no space between each paragraph.
Line Spacing : Single-lined spacing in the entire body of the paper.
Page Numbers : Except first page, all the other pages should be numbered serially.

Title of Paper

 

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The main title (on the first page) should be located at the top edge of the page, centred, and in Times Roman, font 14pt, bold face type.
Capitalise the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalise articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions.

Authors and Affiliations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Authors and Affiliations should be followed after the title of paper.

2.The author(s) name is in Times Roman, font size 12pt , non-bold face type.

3.Corresponding author should be marked with asterisk (*).

4.Affiliation(s) of the author(s) along with their full address(es) of organisation(s) followed with phone and Email should be in Times Roman, 

font size 10pt, centred and single-lined spaced.

5.If there are two or more authors for the same paper but are from different organisations then the authors' name and address should be superscripted by numerically 1, 2, etc.

Abstract and Keywords

 

 

 

 

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1.Begin the paper with an abstract of approximately 250 words.
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2.The abstract should be followed by 3 to 5 keywords arranged in alphabetical order.
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3.Each keyword should be separated by a comma.

 

Headings

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.First-level headings should be in Times Roman, font size 10pt bold face, capitalised, flush left, with one blank line before.

2.Use a period (“.”) after the heading number, not a colon.


3.Second-level headings should be in Times Roman, font size 10pt bold face, initially capitalised, flush left, with one blank line before, and one after.

4.Third-level headings are discouraged. However, if you must use them, use Times Roman, font size 10pt, initially capitalised, flush left, preceded by one blank line, followed by a period and your text on the same line.

Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.The body of the paper should follow the abstract.

2.The body of the text should be divided into headings like Introduction, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References or any other suitable headings as per the content blend.

3.The body should be single-spaced and justified.

4.Ensure to use a first level heading of some type after the abstract and before the first paragraph of the body of the paper to clearly separate the two.

Appendices, if any

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Appendices should immediately follow the body of the paper and precede the references.

 

References

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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References in the text matter should be quoted as per the following guidelines:

*If one author: (Granato, 1995).

*If two authors: (Brown and Warner, 1985).

*If three or more authors: (Moeller et al., 2005).

*If two or more references are to be quoted for a certain concept or text line: (Brown and Warner, 1985; Granato, 1995; Moeller et al., 2005).

*Details of the references quoted in the text should appear at the end of the paper in alphabetical order and be written in Harvard style.

*References should be single-lined spaced in Times Roman, font size 10pt.

 Foot Notes

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No footnotes are allowed anywhere in the text. You may use endnotes instead and place them after references.

Figures & Tables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.Figures and tables must be typed using MS Word table format.

2.Insert the tables and figures as close as possible to the citations within the context.

3.Figure and Table captions should be in Times Roman, font size 10pt bold face.

4.Initially capitalise only the first word of each figure caption and table title.

5.Figures and tables must be numbered separately. For example: “Figure 1. Database contexts”, “Table 1. Input data”. Figure captions are to be centred below the figures. Table titles are to be centred above the tables.

Additional Information

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It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check grammar, spellings, punctuation marks, etc. thoroughly before submission of the paper.

 

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