A softcopy and hardcopy of the manuscript is to be prepared and submitted. Only the title page (see below) would have author's details and affiliation/acknowledgement; the main document should not have any details of the author. The authors are expected to prepare the manuscript using the following guidelines:
All files should be submitted as a Word document(Windows 2010, .Docx file), font style should be Times New Roman; font size of 12, one inch margin on all sides and double line spacing to be maintained throughout. No header should be there in the entire manuscript. Only a footer(centrally aligned) with page number should be there.
Manuscript should be between 4000 - 6000 words in length. Book review can be of around 1500 words.
An abstract of not more than 250 words(including keywords and article classification) should be included in the title page as given below:
A Title Page should be submitted which should include:
Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format (font size 12 only) and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.
Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.
All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in a separate sheet. All Figures should be legible and numbered with Arabic numerals.
Tables should be typed and included in a separate file to the main body of the manuscript. The position of each table should be clearly labelled in the body text of manuscript with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate file. Below is an example:
< Insert Table IV here>
References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.
Publications in the text should be cited as: (Author, year) using the first named author's name or (Author 1, author 2, Year) citing names of two, or (Author et al., year), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the text a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:
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, pages.
Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages.
Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.
Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper", paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date).
For working papers
Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.
For newspaper articles
Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.
For newspaper articles
Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.
For electronic sources
If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.
Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).