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Author Guidelines

See the paper submission deadline for the upcoming issue.

Full paper submissions must be made electronically, and, full papers must be submitted in the following format and structure:

  1. Submitted papers MUST be written in English. Submitted papers need to be in MS Word format with file extension .doc or .docx).  PDF and other formats cannot be accepted for consideration
  2. As a guide, papers should be about 2000-6500 words, including list of references, tables etc.
  3. Single-spaced text.
  4. Font 12pt Times New Roman.
  5. Do not number pages.
  6. References within the text should be author's family name followed by year of publication all in round brackets, eg. (Ahmed, 2012).
  7. Tables must be numbered consecutively within the main text using roman numerals (VI) and have a title.
  8. Figures, diagrams, charts must be numbered consecutively within the main text using Arabic numerals (6), black and white and with a title.
  9. Illustrations, drawings, photographs with captions in the main text.
  10. Avoid using footnotes, EndNote / Footnote.
  11. The reference list at the end of the manuscript should be complete and avoid numeric referencing style, inHarvard style using an alphabetical list by author. 
    Examples of Harvard style:
  • For Books: surname, initials, (year), title of book, publisher, place of publication
  • For book chapters: Surname, initials, (year), "chapter title", editor's surname, initials, title of book, publisher, place of publication
  • For journals: surname, initials, (year), "title of article", journal name, volume, number, pages


  1. Paper Title.
  2. Autobiographical note for each author – full name; designation; department/faculty; university/affiliation; country; & email.
  3. Abstract within 100-250 words, simply showing objectives, methodology and principal findings of the study.
  4. Provide 3-6 keywords that indicate the main topic of the paper.
  5. Text / Mail Body
  6. List of references 


Submitted articles will only be considered for evaluation if they meet the following minimum criteria: 

  • Submitted papers MUST be written in English.
  • Articles need to be in MS Word format with file extension .doc or .docx, PDF and others cannot be accepted.
  • The title should have references in Roman script {example (Robert, 2013)}. Numeric referencing style {example [3], [7] } cannot be accepted for evaluation.  

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