Guidelines for Authors


Manuscripts should normally not exceed 8,000 to 10,000 words and should be submitted with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s' names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses, with page numbers at the bottom and centre of every page.

Author Name(S) & Affiliations

The author(s) full name, designation, affiliation(s), address. Mobile/Landline numbers and email/alternate email ids should be in 12-point Calibri Font. It must be centered underneath the title. In case there are two or more authors, then the corresponding author's name and address details should be clearly specified on the first page of the article. Author/s' name should not appear on any other page.

Manuscript Title

The title of the paper should be in a 12 point Calibri Font. It should be bold typed, centered underneath the title.


The abstract should be in fully italicized text, not exceeding 250 words. The abstract must be informative and explain the background, aims, methods, results and conclusion.


The abstract must be followed by list of keywords, subject to the maximum of five. These should be arranged in alphabetic order separated by commas and full stops at the end.


All the headings should be in a 10-point Calibri Font. These must be bold-faced, aligned left and fully capitalized.
SUB-HEADINGS: All the sub-headings should be in a 8-point Calibri Font. These must be bold-faced, aligned left and fully capitalized.
COPYRIGHT FORM: Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.

Main text

The main text should be in a 11-point Calibri Font, single-spaced and justified.
FIGURES & TABLES: These should be simple, centered, separately numbered and self-explanatory, and the titles must be above the tables/figures. Sources of data should be mentioned below the table/figure. It should be ensured that the tables/figures are referred to form the main text.


These should be consecutively numbered in parentheses, horizontally centered with equation number placed at the right.


The list of all references should be alphabetically arranged. It must be single-spaced, and at the end of the manuscript. The author(s) should mention only the actually utilized references in the preparation of manuscript and they are supposed to follow.
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UGC guidelines shall be followed for checking the plagiarism in the articles.