Paper Submission Guidelines

 

  • Registered participants are kindly invited to submit full text papers giving a description of their research, including results, tables, figures, and references.
  • All submitted papers should articulate original, unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical.
  • Papers submitted to the Conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Manuscripts must follow the style of the Conference and will undergo both peer review and editing.
  • All ‘others work’ you have included in your paper must incorporate in-text citation.

 

 

Manuscript Format

 

  • MS Word, single-spaced
  • Font: Times New Roman, 11 point
  • Text should be justified, except for the article title and block quotations
  • Quotations longer than four lines should appear as blocked quotations, singled spaced, italicized and indented six spaces from the left hand margin.
  • Subheadings should be bolded and placed at the left hand margin, one double space below the previous section.
  • Page limit: 10 pages (maximum) including endnotes, all figures, tables, References and appendixes
  • Tables or charts must be in MS Excel compatible format and inserted within the text.
  • Electronic images must be 300 dpi resolutions if they are to be included at full size.
  • Bibliographic References must appear at the end of the manuscript, NOT as footnotes on each page
  • Endnotes are recommended (Manual is recommended)
  • Endnotes must be single-spaced, with one double space between each note

 

 

Reference Style

 

  • The reference list should appear at the end of your paper.
  • Please include references of all materials you have cited in your paper.
  • Harvard-style referencing should be used throughout the paper. That is, author(s) last name, First name(s) and year of publication, followed by the source and the publisher.
  • References should be listed in alphabetical order and all lines other than the first line should be indented.
  • Examples:

Bhagwati, J. (1998). The Capital Myth: The Difference between Trade in Widgets and Dollars. Foreign Affairs, 77 (3), 3-10.

Kindleberger, C. (1978). Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises. New York: Basic Books.

 

Review Process

 

  • All manuscripts are subject to review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence.
  • Manuscripts will be reviewed by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.
  • Time required for review will generally depend upon the article’s topic; a general rule of thumb is 2 weeks, but more time may be required for submissions of an esoteric nature.
  • Based on the reviewer’s comments, the organizing committee will take one of the following decisions:
    • Accept without revisions
    • Accept upon addressing the recommended modifications
    • Reject the paper

 

  

Article Structure

 

  • The article should contain an abstract, introduction, outcome of your research, and conclusion.
  • Abstract – the abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 225 words.
  • Introduction – state the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature review or a summary of the results.
  • Method and Materials – provide sufficient details about the method you used to reach the conclusion. Materials already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
  • Results – results should be clear and concise.
  • Discussion – this should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conclusions – the main conclusions of the study must be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
  • Acknowledgments – all acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
  • Reference List – should be prepared using Harvard-style according to the instructions mentioned in the ‘Manuscript Format’. End Notes, Tables, Appendixes Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading.

 

 

Paper Submission Process

 

The paper submission should be done through the Online Submission process.