AUTHOR GUIDELINES

 

Submission Declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

 

Page Layout

The preferred software for submission is Microsoft Word. Use A4 size paper in vertical format. Margins should be set at 3 cm all round. Manuscripts must be typed single-spaced. Indent for the space between paragraphs should be “6 nk” before and “6 nk” after.

 

Article Length

Articles can be up to 20 pages in length. This includes all text, including references and appendices.

 

Preferred Font

Palatino Linotype (11 pt. for headings and 10 pt. for the main text).

 

Article Structure

Divide your article into clearly defined sections. All manuscripts must contain the essential elements listed below.

 

Title

Concise and informative. The first letter of the each word should be capitalized.

 

Abstract

Provide a structured abstract of the paper (i.e., purpose, methodology, and major conclusions). The abstract should not exceed 150 words.

 

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 keywords.

 

INTRODUCTION

Provide an adequate background of the research problem, state the objectives and the significance of the study. Avoid a detailed literature review or a summary of the results.

 

METHODOLOGY

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced (i.e., population and sampling, research instrument, reliability and validity, data collection, data analysis, etc.).

 

RESULTS

Results should be clear and concise. Use tables and figures to clearly present your findings.

 

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Discuss the main conclusions of the study and provide recommendations for future research.

 

REFERENCES

Follow the 7th edition of APA (American Psychological Association) Style. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References should be arranged alphabetically by author surname.

https://guides.lib.ua.edu/APA7/websites

 

Appendices

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc. Each table and/or figure in an appendix should be placed on a separate page.

 

Tables and Figures

*Give every table and figure a brief but clear and explanatory title.

*The caption for a table should appear above the table, while the caption for a figure should appear below the figure.

*Tables should be justified in the text.

*To avoid any unintended changes during the copy editing process, please use the drawing canvas function for figures in Microsoft Word.

*Use 10 pt. size for table/figure captions and the content.

*Boldface the word “Table” or “Figure” and the associated number in the caption (see below).

Table 1. Demographic Profile of Respondents

Figure 1. Research Model

 

SAMPLE REFERENCE STYLES

 

For books

Smith, Z. (2009). Changing my mind: Occasional essays. Penguin Press. 

In-Text Citation: (Smith, 2009, p.3)

 

Books with an editor 

Carlsten, J. M., & McGarry, F. (Eds.). (2015). Film, history, and memory. Palgrave Macmillan. 

In-Text Citation: (Carlsten & McGarry, 2015, p.58) 

 

Books: edition other than the first

Efron, S. E., & Ravid, R. (2020). Action research in education: A practical guide (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press.

In-Text Citation: (Efron & Ravid, 2020, pp. 3-4) 

 

For book chapters

Van Vugt, M. K. (2015). Cognitive benefits of mindfulness meditation. In K. W. Brown, R. M. Ryan, & J. D. Creswell (Eds.), Handbook of mindfulness: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 190-207). Guilford Press. 

In-Text Citation: (Van Vugt, 2015, p.190)

 

For journal articles

Schuler, A. R., & Pearson, H. C. (2019). Conservation benefits of whale watching in Juneau, Alaska. Tourism in Marine Environments14(4), 231–248.

In-Text Citation:  (Schuler & Pearson, 2019, pp. 231-248)

 

Vasara, P., Pongpiriyakan, P., Nyman, T., Lehtinen, H., Aktüre, I.-N., & Laukkanen, O. (2019). Curing our addiction to fossil and nonbiodegradable plastics: Steps ahead. BioResources14(2), 245–245.

In-Text Citation: (Vasara et. al., 2019, p.246)

 

News article 

Mapes, V. L. (2020, July 22). Washington state expected to get millions more for parks, forests as Congress approves conservation bill. Seattle Times. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/washington-state-expected-to-get-millions-more-for-parks-forests-as-congress-approves-conservation-bill/ 

In-Text Citation: (Mapes, 2020)

 

For theses and dissertations

Stanford, C. (2016). Horace Mann (1796–1859) and nineteenth-century educational reform. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Ohio.

In-Text Citation:  (Stanford, 2016, p.56)

 

Webpage

University of Alabama. (2020). Coronavirus: Virtual student services. https://healthinfo.ua.edu/virtual-student-services/

In-Text Citation: (University of Alabama, 2020)