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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The manuscript text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirement outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The plagiarism report qualifying the journal policy for similarity index is attached in PDF format.

Author Guidelines

Title Page

Title; Font Times New Roman, Font Size 14

Author/s Names, Designations, Affiliations (clearly mention the corresponding author)
Abstract Word Count:250 words
Manuscript Word Count: 6000 words 
Number of References
Number of Tables
Number of Figures

Abstract: [A well-prepared abstract (250 words maximum) includes objective, theoretical support, participants, methods/analytic strategy, salient findings, conclusion and implication in a single paragraph], [Font type: Times New Roman, Font size: 12. Line spacing: 1.5, without indentation, Justified text (Ctrl+J), Margins: 1 inch all sides.]
Keywords: [Indentation, Font type: Times New Roman, Font size: 12. Italicize, lowercase keywords separated by commas, no period or other punctuation after last keyword] [Please add 3-5 keywords]
*Include at least one keyword describing method and one describing type of participants or phenomenon (ONLY FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH)

Introduction and Literature Review: [Introduction must provide a clear rationale with theoretical and practical implication, contextualize within existing literature, background of study, indicating gaps between previous and current research, introduction of variables, coherence between variables and theoretical support related to variables, add previous literature supporting current research. State the hypotheses of the current study. Also add Conceptual Framework of the study (compulsory)]
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*Skip hypotheses and state objectives/research questions and inquiry approach with theoretical framework (ONLY FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH)
Material and Methods (for Quantitative only)
[Properly validate the participants, sampling procedures (size, power, precision), study design, recruitment and sampling techniques, Instrumentation (valid and reliable measures), ethical consideration and statistical analysis]
(See (JARS_Quant) from APA Manual 7th edition for more assistance and guidance)
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Material and Methods (for Qualitative only)
[Properly describe the research design, study participants or data sources, participant selection and recruitment, Method of data collection, Recording and Data Transformation (recording methods, field notes and transcription process), clearly identify and state the data-analytic strategies, Mention Rigor of the study (trustworthiness, truthfulness, transferability, dependability), ethical consideration and also indicate Methodological Integrity]
(See (JARS_Qual) from APA Manual 7th edition for more guidance)
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Results (for Quantitative only)
[Make tables according to APA 7th Manual, Figures may also be added in this section. The findings may have tests of significance, including null hypothesis testing, effect sizes, confidence intervals, inferential statistics, and supplementary analyses]
Discussion (for Quantitative only)
[Evaluates and interprets the findings consistent with previous literature and current outcomes. Properly highlight the support for original hypotheses, similarity of results and interpretation]
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Findings and Discussion (for Qualitative only)
[Present study findings compatible with study design and present synthesizing illustration (diagrams, tables, models etc), Photographs, videos, links may use in this section. Findings must be presented in artistic manner, Support the findings in the light of existing literature with the usage of quotes/excerpts/verbatim to augment data description]
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Conclusion:
Limitation and Strength: Coin the limitation and future avenues for your research. 
Implications of the study: [Theoretical and practical future research directions, generalizability of findings (only for quantitative research), limits of the scope of transferability (only for qualitative research)]
Acknowledgement: if any.
Conflict of interest: if any. 
Funding disclosure: if any.
Author’s Contribution: Mention the contribution of author/s in this research. 
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References [References must be cited in the text according to the APA 7th manual style. Please ensure that dates, spelling and title used in the text are consistent with those listed in the References]
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*For Mixed Method Research, use both Quantitative and Qualitative guidelines*
*For Review Articles, Follow PRISMA, 2020 Guidelines*

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