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files can be in the following formats: DOC, DOCX or RTF. Microsoft Word
documents should not be locked or protected.
- The headings
of sections and sub-sections should be expand up to three heading levels. Make
sure heading levels are clearly indicated in the manuscript text.
- Do not format
text in multiple columns.
- If your
manuscript contains footnotes, move the information into the main text or the
reference list, depending on the content.
abbreviations upon first appearance in the text. Do not use non-standard
abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. Keep
abbreviations to a minimum.
- Observance of
fundamental rules of grammar and style will make the paper more comprehensive
and interesting to read.
- All but very
short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line and make
must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in
- Tables and
figures should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals (Table
1, 2 or Figure 1, 2).
- Each table or figure must have a title
followed by a descriptive legend. Authors must check tables to be sure that the
title, column headings, captions, etc. are clear to the point.
- The standard APA style of referencing (6th
edition) should be followed which entails citations within the text in (name,
date) format, and a full alphabetical references at the end of the text.
- Submissions can include a supplementary
appendix which might include extra tables, extra figures, data description,
- Papers that do not follow these guidelines
will be returned to the authors by the Editorial Assistant.