Instructions for Authors

Steps for Manuscript Preparation

The following are steps Authors should follow in Manuscript Preparation for publication.  Authors are advised to submit original scholarly/research articles in the following format.

  1. Files:

  Manuscript only in MS Word files.  Tables and figures should be included in the manuscript file.  Font style: Times New Roman, font size 10 with single space between the lines.

 2.  Organization of Manuscript:

 Cover Page: Place the title, author name(s), and contact information with phone or fax number for the corresponding author, other author contacts / affiliation on the cover page.

  Abstract: An abstract summarizing the main conclusions of the paper.This should be on page 1.

  Key words:  This should not be less than five. This also is on page one.

  Main body:  Start the main body of the paper on page 2 with introduction.

 Tables and figures:  We encourage using appropriate graphics to explain, illustrate, and summarize concepts and results without lengthy prose.

Title and Captions:   title and captions should be brief, while placing the titles above tables and captions beneath figures. Do not embed numbers or captions in images; instead, place them outside the image, but on the same page. Tables & figures must be followed by references.

 Notes: Use notes sparingly and keep them brief. Provide notes as a numbered list at the end of the text, not as footnotes on each page.

  Graphs and Charts: Graphs and charts should fit the width of 1 or 2 columns. For labels use 9-point or 10-point.

  Citations:  Citations of other works should be limited to resent findings and are strictly necessary. Short quotations should be within inverted commas (“”) while quotations of more than 30 words should be placed in a separate paragraph indented from the main body of the text. However, all quotations should be accompanied by brief references.

 References:  References should be written in APA format.   Sample Entries for References.

Basic format for a book:  Denco, EV. (1995). Perspectives on argument.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

 Two or more authors: Hawley J, & Picari, K. (1992). Evolving species. New York: HarperCollins. Editors: Stanford, J.A. (Ed.). (1993). Connections: A multicultural reader for writers. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company.

 Article or chapter in an edited book: James, M. (1993). Crossing the border. In J.A. Stanford (Ed.), Zecori: A multicultural reader for writers (pp.70- 73). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company..

Periodical article in a journal paginated by volume:  Becky, N. (1997). Going against the grain: Disruptive classroom behavior. Behavioral and Educational Sciences, 19, 198-207.

 Article in a journal paginated by issue:  Ricako, J. (1990). Lateral moves through public school systems. The American Educator's Association Publication, 65(2), 30-47.  

Magazine article:  Carver, K.L. (1993, February 9). Mind over matters. Management Magazine, 62, 71-74.

 Newspaper article, no author:  AIDS research uncovers possible miracle drug. (1997, July 1). The St. Louis Herald, p. 6.

Newsletter article: Barron, F.H. (1996, Winter). Ethical treatment of test subjects. The Research Psychologist, 48, 8-11.

 Electronic sources computer program: Lafflin document [Computer software]. (1995). Miami, FL: Forensics Software.

 On-Line Information:  Basic forms, commercial supplier, and using an Internet protocol Author/editor. (Year). Title (edition), [Type of medium]. Producer (optional).Available: supplier/Database identifier or number [Access date]. Author/editor. (Year). Title (edition), [Type of medium]. Producer (optional). Available Protocol (e.g., HTTP): Site/Path/File [Access date].


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