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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in both Microsoft Word and PDF 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.

Author Guidelines

Authors are requested to submit the manuscript in the template given at the following link along with the Copyright Form duly signed by all the author(s):

JOI - Template  | JOI - Copyright Form


The general organization of the research paper will be as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion

Inclusion of specific review of theories in the ‘Introduction’ section to present theoretical evidences as the basic theories or empirical evidences that review the previous studies is allowed. At this stage, the basic organization of the research article would appear as:

First section

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main Subject

Title: Title should be brief, specific and informative.

Author(s): Name(s) of author(s) to be typed, in bold, unaccompanied by degree/ title

Address: Institutional affiliation of the researcher/contributor is to be mentioned below the name(s) of author(s). Present address for correspondence should be given as footnote indicated by an asterisk (*), by the author to whom the correspondence is to be addressed.

Abstract: The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory. It should briefly present the topic, state the scope(s) of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be in about 200 to 250 words. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Key words: Following the abstract, 5-8 keywords should be listed in alphabetical order that will provide indexing references.

Main Subject: Please mention the main subject of your article (Eg. Physics/ Chemistry/ Law / Management etc.)

The body (Main Heading)

  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion (Or Results and Discussion)
  • Conclusion

Closing section

  • Acknowledgement (Optional)
  • References
  • Appendices (If any)

Introduction: This should be brief and the review of the literature should be pertinent to the theme of the paper. Extensive review and unnecessary detail of earlier work should be avoided.

Literature Review: At least 5-10 related literature review should be given.

Materials and Methods: It should inform the reader about appropriate methodology etc. but if known methods have been adopted; only references are to be cited. It should comprise the experimental design and techniques with experimental area and institutional details with year of experiment. Authors need to indicate when (year/period) and where (university/institute) the present experiment was/ is being conducted.

Results and Discussion: It should be combined to avoid repetition. The results should not be repeated in both tables and figures. The discussion should relate to the significance of the observations.

Conclusion and Acknowledgement (Optional): A brief conclusion comprising of the facts and findings should be included. Acknowledgement if any has to be briefly mentioned.

Tables and Figures: Table numbers should be followed by the title of the table, Line drawings/photographs should contain figure number and description thereof. The corresponding number(s) of Tables, Figures etc. should be quoted in the text. Size of tables and figures should be below 1 MB.

References: The author should use the author-date format for citations and references (e.g., Hebbar et al. 2006; Rao, 2001). A List of all the references quoted should be provided at the end of the paper as per APA 7th standard formats. It should be arranged alphabetically with surname of all the authors. The titles of the articles should be mentioned. Full journal name, volume, issue number, page number and date of publication (if available) should be mentioned.

Suggested Reviewers: The author/authors are to mention the names of three suggested reviewers from different institutions, complete with their designations, institutions, email addresses and phone numbers



  • Word limit: Check word limit for particular category of your article. It should be less than 6,000 words excluding references and appendix for Original Research Article. For Short Communication (upto 3,000) and Review Article (upto 8,000) words excluding references and appendix. Manuscripts that do not adhere to this rule will not be considered for review. Each manuscript must have an abstract between 200-250 words and at least 5-8 key words.
  • Article should not be in two columns. Article must be in one column.
  • Authors are required to send manuscript both in word (.docx) and PDF format.
  • Authors are to check manuscripts for accuracy of language before submitting to the journal. The Editorial Board will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language.
  • Papers submitted must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in electronic or printed form. The corresponding author should declare this when submitting the paper to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Upon submission of a paper, the author/authors are to provide the editorial board with names of three reviewers from different institutions, complete with their names, designations, institutions, email addresses and phone numbers.
  • We do not encourage multiple submissions. An author must publish ONLY in alternate issues to other journals. The rule remains same in case of co authorship too.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style.
  • Manuscripts that do not adhere to any of the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES will not be considered for review.



  • Authors are to submit their papers through an online submission process via Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform by using the website ( only. No other mode of submission will be accepted for publication.
  • Authors are required to use the style template format accordingly before submission.
  • All manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word (.docx) and 1.5 Line Spacing. Manuscript must be written in Times New Roman with Font size 12. Margins are to be set at (2.54 cm at all sides) and paper size at A4 (21 x 29.7cm).
  • References should be between 10-15% from journals.
  • Authors must make sure that some of the references are currently published within the last five years, adhering to 10-15% of the total references.
  • Authors are required to conform to the References Guidelines (APA 7th Standard) as given if they want their manuscript to be considered for publication.


Plagiarism / Similarity Index

Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere. Appropriate software’s may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusions of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Plagiarism check shall exclude the following:

  • All quoted work with the necessary permission/attribution.
  • References, Bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgments.
  • The generic terms, laws, standard symbols and equations.

As per UGC norms Plagiarism/Similarity Index should be ≤10% (Maximum 10%). Article having more than 10% Plagiarism/Similarity Index will be directly rejected.

Conflicts of Interest

A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


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