Page Layout

Authors should adopt the following rules for the text to be written in their manuscript(s). These rules are meant to be for whole text which may include abstract, keywords, headings and references.


Page SizeTop MarginBottom MarginLeft MarginRight MarginFontType Size - Abstract TextType Size - Regular TextType Size - Footnote TextParagraph SpacingLine SpacingA4 Vertical2,5 cm2,5 cm2,5 cm2.5 cmTimes New Roman1012801,15

How To Prepare Your Text ?



Your research work should be accompanied by an abstract which should be minimum 200 words. This abstract should entail the purpose of the study, methodology employed and findings of the study. Abstracts are often presented separate from the article/manuscript so it must be written in a way that it is able to stand alone.



Right after the abstract, write down a maximum of 7 keywords. Try to avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for instance, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be very careful while using abbreviations in keywords; use only those abbreviations which are resolutely recognized in the field of study.



Tables should also be presented at the end of the article. Kindly note that tables should be numbered one after the other according to their appearance in the text. Description of the tables should be presented right below the body of the table.




It is the sole responsibility of the authors to be sure of the accuracy of bibliographic citations.


Citations in the text

Kindly make sure that every reference cited in the text should also be presented in the reference list and vice versa. Authors should avoid using citations in the abstract of the manuscript. Personal communications and unpublished results should not be in included in the reference list at the end of the manuscript but may be presented in the text. ‘In Press’ articles’ citation of a reference means that the work has been accepted for publication somewhere.


Citing and listing of web references

Wherever an author faces a problem of citation of a web reference, please include the full URL as a minimum. Any other information, if known to the author, should also be presented. This information may be about the author names, dates and reference to a source publication etc. For convenience of the authors and readers, web references can also be listed separately (for instance after the reference list) under the separate head if so desired by the author(s), or it can obviously be included in the reference list.



Authors are advised to follow the referencing style used by American Psychological Association (APA).

They can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition, on



References at the end of the manuscript should be arranged in an alphabetical sequence at the first place and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.  If there are more than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year then it must be identified using the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., which is written right after the year of publication.