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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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • You can download "manuscript template" the following link. CLICK HERE (Word)

    You can download "manuscript template" the following link. CLICK HERE (PDF)

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation Guide

Text Format

Manuscript template is available upon request. The manuscript should be prepared using a text processing software such as Microsoft Word for Windows. B5 size paper is recommended. Page layout margins should be 2.54 cm. on all four sides.

Manuscript components

  1. Title should be concise, specific, and informative. It should be located in the middle of the page.
  2. Abstract should be between 150 and 300 words. It should be provide a concise summary of the key points of your paper. Abstract must be typed with the normal style using Arial size 9 point.
  3. Keywords relevant to the work presented in the manuscript should be listed below the abstract. Three to five keywords should be provided. And keywords must start with a capital letter.
  4. Manuscripts must be written in English and formatted according to these guidelines. Text should be typed with the font of Arial, size 9, justified and single-spaced throughout. All texts, tables and figures must be within that area of the page. The manuscript should include research background, literature reviews, methodology, data analysis and some statement of your academic contributions. The author(s) may wish to include acknowledgement, which must be placed at last after references.


Font, Font Size & Typeface

Arial font type is recommended. Font size and typeface for various text functions are tabulated as follows:


Original photographs should be clear with highest resolution and are appropriately inserted along the text.


Several packages can produce nice-looking and professional graph presentation. Some also provide curve-fitting functions which are quite useful.

Acknowledgments and References

Acknowledgments should be as brief as possible in a separate section prior to the references. References should be numbered sequentially and these numbers should appear in brackets throughout the text. Referencing in manuscripts must follow the style of APA (American Psychological Association). Detail of such referencing can be consulted at We recommend the author(s) to use the referencing menu (Reference) in Microsoft Word for automatic formatting. An assistance of using the referencing menu can be found at

Examples are as follow:

Reference to a journal article:

AuthorAA. (Year published). Title of articleTitle of JournalVolume(Issue)pp-pp.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B. , & Author, C. C. (Year published). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx [OR] Retrieved from URL of publication's home page

Reference to a book:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year published). Book title (Edition). City, State: Publisher.

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B.  (Eds.). (Year published). Title of book. City: Publisher.

Author, A. A. (Year published). Title of book (Edition). doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx [OR] Retrieved from URL of publication's home page

Reference to a thesis:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation [OR] Unpublished master's thesis). Academic Institution, City, State [OR] Country.

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation/Master's thesis). Retrieved from

Reference to an electronic data source:

Author, A. A. (Date published). Title of webpage. Retrieved from

*** In the first manuscripts submission, do not include the name and information of the author in the article.

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