B. Author Guidelines
1- General Rules
The journal accepts only texts written in good English Language both in MS Word and LeTex format (Please visit the download section below to reach the paper formats). The length of the paper should be around 4000-10000 words (approx. 8-20 pages). Longer manuscripts will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
2- Paper Style
Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulas where possible.
Author’s names and affiliations: Indicate the Author(s) name(s) and family name(s) in alphabetical order. Don’t use abbreviations and academic titles for the names and don’t put more than three names (Ex: David Fraklin Ahmet). Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, such as department name, faculty name, institution city, state, country name, and e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and also post-publication. The most active email address should be written for quick communication for the paper.
General Rules for Text: Please use the following rules for the whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading, and references.
- Front: Times New Roman; Size: 10
- Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 4 pt
- Line Spacing: single-spaced – 12 pt
- Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-10; Bold; for example, 1. Introduction
- Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-10; Italic; for example, 1.1 Research Methods
- Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-10; Italic; for example, 1.1.1 Analysis Result
Abstract: A concise and factual informative abstract is required (maximum length of 200 words). The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the statement, a brief about the main body, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Citations, abbreviations, and graphs should be avoided in the abstract. There should be a statement about why the research is important as a separate sentence at the end of the abstract.
Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3, and a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Use semicolons in between each keyword to separate them (ex. Word 1; word 2; word 3).
Subdivision of the article: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., 2., (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to ‘the text’. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
Figures: Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, black, and white or colorful, original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.
Tables and Equations: Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.
References: The list of references should follow the APA style referencing system which shows each citation in alphabetical order as follows:
- Book with one author: Bernstein, T. M. (1965). The careful writer: A modern guide to English usage (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Atheneum.
- Book with two authors: Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001).Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/10401-000
- Two or more works by the same author: Arrange by the year of publication, the earliest first.
Postman, N. (1979). Teaching as a conserving activity. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.
Postman, N. (1985). Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business. New York, NY: Viking.
- If works by the same author are published in the same year, arrange them alphabetically by title and add a letter after the year as indicated below:
McLuhan, M. (1970a). Culture is our business. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
McLuhan, M. (1970b). From cliche to the archetype. New York, NY: Viking Press.
- Book by a corporate author: Associations, corporations, agencies, government departments and organizations are considered authors when there is no single author
American Psychological Association. (1972). Ethical standards of psychologists. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Work in an anthology or an essay in a book: Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III, & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory &consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Article in a journal – for articles retrieved online: Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0033-2909.126.6.910
- Articles in a journal, more than seven authors: Gilbert, D. G., McClernon, J. F., Rabinovich, N. E., Sugai, C., Plath, L. C., Asgaard, G., … Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A 1 allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6, 249-267. https://dx.doi.org/10.1 080/1462220041 0001676305
- Article in a newspaper or magazine: Semenak, S. (1995, December 28). Feeling right at home: Government residence eschews traditional rules. Montreal Gazette, p. A4.
- DOI (digital object identifier): Zhao, S., Grasmuck, S., & Martin, J. (2008). Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 1816-1836. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.012
- Web pages & non-periodical documents on the Internet: Library and Archives Canada. (2008). Celebrating women’s achievements: Women artists in Canada. Retrieved from https://collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/002026-500-e.html
3- The following sections should be written as non-numbering sections
Conclusion and discussion: The authors are asked to write a section at the end of the research about their findings and summary of the contribution to the novel science in the field, and a kind of comparison or evaluation about why this research is more important than the others which have been done recently. Moreover, we encourage the authors to give some doable open problems at the end of the conclusion for the readers and young researchers.
Author’s Contribution: There should be a declaration about authorship, originality, approval by the authors, and contribution loads for authors. The example can be used instead;
We confirm that the manuscript has been read and approved by all named authors. We also confirm that each author has the same contribution to the paper. We further confirm that the order of authors listed in the manuscript has been approved by all authors.
Conflict of interest: The journal also asks for a declaration about conflict of interest as “There is no conflict of interest for this paper”
Acknowledgment: Authors are also asked to write an acknowledge section for some external contributors; such as an external supervisor, reviewers, editorial team of the journal, ect.