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Instructions for authors


 Manuscript Types and Word Limits

The Journal accepts three types of manuscripts for publication: original research article, review paper, and book review. The words count for original research article and review paper is between 4000-7000 and 5000-7500, respectively, excluding abstract, acknowledgment, and references. The words count for a book review is between 500-1000.

 Manuscript Preparation 

    Cover Letter

The manuscript should include a cover letter and complete contact information for the corresponding author (institutional affiliation, postal/mail address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers), who will be responsible for communicating with other authors about revisions and final approval of the proof. The corresponding author is also requested to check whether all authors have agreed to submit the article.

    Manuscript Components

The manuscript should have the following components for the original research article and review paper: title page, abstract, main text, acknowledgments, references, and as appropriate, tables, and figures. Each of these sections should start on a new page, numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.

   Title Page

The title page should include the title of the paper, a word count for text only, and the full name and institutional affiliation of all authors.  

   Abstract and Key Words

A structured abstract of no more than 300 words is required for the original research articles and review papers. The abstract should be focused on the following aspects: a brief statement of the problem with the research question/s, methodology, major findings, and conclusion of the article. Author/s is/are also requested to mention 3 to 5 keywords or short phrases that will be sufficient to describe the content of the manuscript text. No abstract or keyword is required for the book review.


The text of the manuscript for the original research article should include the following headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods (study design, sample size and sampling, measures, statistical methods, and ethical approval), Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.



Acknowledgments may be focused on any of the following aspects: recognizing general support of the head of the institution, acknowledgments of technical help, acknowledgments of financial and material support; and any issues related to conflict of interest.



The author/s is/are requested to follow the APA Style references strictly for both in-text citation and at the end of the text. The manuscript will be sent back to the author/s for revising the references if there is/are any inconsistencies with the APA Style.


Manuscript Submission

 Manuscript Submission

The manuscripts were written in English could be submitted through the dedicated email of the Journal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Acceptable manuscript file format for online submission is MS Word, not PDF. Eleven (11) point font size of Calibri font type, double-space text, and unjustified right margin should be used.  


Submission Checklist

Author/s is/are requested to check the compliance of their submission with the following items as part of the submission process: (1) the paper has not been previously published or submitted to any other journal for consideration; (2) the paper is in MS Word format; (3) the manuscript adheres to the stylistic and reference requirements of the Journal.


Review Process

The Journal has the policy to notify the decision within three months of receiving the manuscript. The corresponding author will be communicated through email only to notify the receipt of the manuscript and editorial decisions regarding acceptance or rejection. After the manuscript is submitted, the corresponding author will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt and a manuscript number.

 All manuscripts submitted will be primarily screened, evaluated, and later peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous experts according to the following criteria: manuscripts originality and timeliness, clearness of the writing, appropriateness of the study methods, the validity of data, reasonability of the conclusion drawn, importance of information, and topic’s general interest in the population and development field.