Author Guidelines and Paper Submission

Author Guidelines

  1. Submissions must adhere to the scope of the journal.
  2. Ensure the originality, clarity, and scientific approach of the manuscript.
  3. Provide reliable and generalizable findings.
  4. Adhere to standard referencing styles for citations and references.
  5. Clearly indicate primary and secondary data sources.
  6. Follow the double-blind peer review process.
  7. Submit manuscripts electronically according to the journal's instructions.
  8. Disclose any conflicts of interest and ethical considerations related to the research.
  9. Consent to the review process and publication terms of the journal.

Paper Submission

Authors submit papers in MS-Word compatible formats and in Tex for Mathematics and Statistics. This is after logging into the Science Mundi portal with their credentials and accessing the Online Submission Link. The authors are then guided by a sequential process in the submission process. After submission, the authors get automatic acknowledgment through their email accounts with an especially ascribed reference number. The authors will then be contacted directly by our editors on the follow processes.

Paper Format and Page Layout

  1. Papers must be submitted in MS-Word (.doc & .docx) or .Tex formats.
  2. The paper should not exceed 30 pages.
  3. The author's name and institution of affiliation should be clearly indicated.
  4. Keywords should not be more than six.
  5. The spacing for the paper should be as follows: single spacing for the whole document.
  6. The font sizes of the papers are as follows: title: 12 font size; names of authors: 11 font size; names of authors’ institutions: 10 font size; abstract and keywords: -10 font size; all other parts: 11 font size
  7. The font for the paper should be Times New Roman.
  8. The page setup should be as follows: Portrait; A4 size; all other margins - 1 inch.
  9. Pages numbers should be placed at the bottom and centered. Nothing else, including footnotes, is allowed in the bottom margin of the paper.
  10. The papers should be referenced in either APA, CMS, Harvard latest styles. Automatic referencing is preferred.
  11. Spelling should be checked automatically through MS Word and Grammarly [if possible] to avoid unnecessary grammatical errors and typos.

Paper Structure

The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:

  1. Title of paper/work; author(s) names, and complete name(s) of institution(s)
  2.  Valid Email address & ORCID [if available]
  3. Acknowledgment (optional):
  4. Abstract
  5. Keywords
  6. Introduction
  7. Problem Statement [if research gap not brought about under introduction]
  8. Objective(s) 
  9. Research  Hypothesis if any
  10. Literature Review (Theoretical, Empirical & Conceptual [if applicable])
  11. Results and Discussions
  12. Conclusions
  13. Recommendations
  14. References

Description of Paper Structure

Title of Work:

This should present the complete title of the paper/work. It should be followed by the complete list of the author(s) and their respective addresses.

Acknowledgment (optional): This should briefly acknowledge other persons who assisted in the research but who are not listed as authors. It should also present the funding institutions if any.

Abstract: Each work should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 400 words. It should be a brief summary of the work that describe the research context, purpose, research methods, main findings, conclusions, and recommendations. It should not include any references.

Keywords: these should be placed immediately after the abstract and should not exceed six.

Text: The paper should be numbered corresponding to the various sections highlighted under the format of the paper above. Tables and figures should be numbered chronologically. 

Introduction: This describes the context and problem being addressed by the study. All relevant variables must be introduced.

Literature Review (Where applicable): This entails empirical and theoretical literature review on the paper’s subject area

Methodology: This is a summary of the methods employed in the study. It includes research design, approach, philosophical foundation (where applicable), population and sampling processes, data collection instruments, data collection processes and data analysis methods. Ethical considerations should also be included where applicable.

Experimental work: All studies conducted in the laboratory or on fauna and flora should include the correct names of the specimens/ scientific names of the species studied.

Results and discussions: These should be written in past tense. Corresponding tables and figures should be included where necessary. The results should be analyzed against reviewed literature. Extensive citations should be avoided.

Conclusion and Recommendations: This should highlight the emerging key findings and their significance. Recommendations should be informed by the findings

References:  They should be listed alphabetically.