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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Authors are advised to prepare their manuscript strictly as per following instructions (otherwise, it will be sent back to authors for formatting before our review process)
  • The manuscript should be original, unpublished, plagiarism free and in WORD DOC format. (No pdf format)
  • All parts of the manuscript should be in Times new Roman font, single column with a one-inch margin on all sides and in single line space.
  • Title in font size 14 and bold, Name, affiliation and e-mail ids of all authors in font size 10.
  • Abstract in font size 10 and bold.
  • Main text body should be in font size 10. It may contain, Introduction, Literature surveys/hypothesis, Experimental descriptions, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Future Scope of work. Acknowledgment should follow main text and should be in brief.
  • All tables and images should be numbered properly and should be given at proper place inside the main body of text. These must carry proper caption (in bold) and should be properly quoted within the main text.
  • References should be kept at the end of the main text body. It should be constructed in Harvard Style. Few most commonly used reference sources styles are given below.
  • Use of Mendeley Reference Manager ( is preferred to construct in text references and end list of bibliography. 

Harvard Style Examples

For Online Journals--WILSON, J. (1995) Enter the Cyberpunk Librarian: future directions in cyberspace. Library Review. [Online] Emerald Database 44 (8). p.63-72. Available from: [Accessed: 30th January 2012]

For Print Journals--TREFTS, K. & BLACKSEE, S. (2000) Did you hear the one about Boolean Operators? Incorporating comedy into the library induction. Reference Services Review. 28 (4). p.369-378

For Books-- BRADBURY, I., BOYLE, J. and MORSE, A. (2002) Scientific Principles for Physical Geographers. Harlow: Prentice Hall

For websites--BBC NEWS. (2008) Factory gloom worst since 1980. [Online] Available from: m. [Accessed: 19th June 2012]

For News Papers--RANDERSON, J. (2008) Researchers find fish that can count up to four. The Guardian. [Online] 26th February. p.14. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd May 2012]

For more information visit Quick Guide to Harvard Referencing.