Information For Authors

Manuscript Submission Requirements

Authors are invited to submit their articles to be considered for publication. Before submitting manuscripts authors are required to observe the following guidelines:

  1. The length of the article should ideally be between 5000 to 8000 words, references and abstract inclusive. Book review or other short communications will comprise of not more than 1500 words.
  2. Title of manuscript should contain a maximum of 12 words
  3. All authors’ names, designations and institutional affiliations should appear in manuscript.
  4. Abstract should contain a maximum of 250 words, including a minimum of five keywords. 
  5. Citations and References MUST be in APA style with great consistency and accuracy.
  6. Manuscripts MUST be in Microsoft Word Format
  7. Authors agree to grant the “copyright” to the publisher.
  8. Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published in other journals.
  9.  Before submitting, an author should make sure that manuscript is grammatically correct and free of typographical errors 


Review process             

All manuscripts are reviewed by members of editorial team. Only manuscripts judged to meet journal standards will be sent to two referees for double blind peer review.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal publishing system at


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