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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document 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

  • The manuscript is in English. It should be original and has not been published or under review elsewhere.

  • No academic degree should be attached to author name(s). In cases where the authors come from different institutions, an index should be used after each name.

  • Below the author name(s) should be written their organization, institution/academic affiliation and corresponding email address.

  • The manuscript should be between 10 and 15 pages long, 1.5-line spacing, Arial, font size 12.

  • The title should be concise and clear consisting of not more than 15 words, typed in all capitals.

 The manuscript should contain the following:

  • Abstract, between 200 and 250 words with keywords (3-5 words) ordered according to their importance. It consists of the purpose of research/study, the method used, the result(s) found, and the implication/meaning/application/action of the result

  • Introduction, describing the background, problem, focus, aim(s) and significance of the research/study.

  • Theoretical Framework, showing the framework of theories used in analysing data.

  • Method, containing detailed and clear description of the instrument(s) and methods of data collection and analysis used in the research/study.

  • Result and Discussion, containing results of the research/study and their discussion. The discussion should be related to the previous findings, both of the author’s past research or other researchers’. Avoid repetition of the same statement previously mentioned.

  • Conclusion and Suggestion, containing summary of main findings of the research/study and suggestion for further research/study. Avoid repetition of the same sentences written previously under Results and Discussion section.

  • Acknowledgement (if any), addressing those who have provided assistance in the form of either research facilities or funding, as well as those who have helped during the manuscript preparation.

  • References, adopting Harvard style, ordered alphabetically according to author names and publication year, and contains only those works cited in the text.