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Journal Article Preparation Guidelines for Prospective Author(s)

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Articles are accepted in MS-Word format only. Articles for consideration should be submitted using the online submission form.

Submit the manuscript as a single word file. Do not separate the manuscript into several files.

Manuscript Preparation

How to Format a Manuscript

  • 12-point Times Roman typeface.
  • Single Spacing
  • One-inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right).
  • Alignment should be justify
  • No spaces in between paragraphs.
  • A space is only placed in between headings.
  • Portrait format (not landscape)
  • Tables and figures should fit one page of a manuscript. If the tables and figures are long, place them in the appendix. If the text is enough to illustrate the results, no need to report tables and figures.

How to Write a Manuscript

The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

Length:

Manuscripts, excluding all references, charts, figures, and tables, generally should be 4000 – 5000 words.

Title page

Title page is a separated page before the text. It should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Author’s names and affiliations
  • Author's email address
  • Sponsoring information

Abstract

A brief abstract stating the principal points and concluding statements of the paper should be included in your submission. Ideally, an abstract should come out as a shortened version of your paper. Make sure it is short enough to submit; otherwise you’ll have to rewrite it until it satisfies the word limit.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').

Introduction

(Background, rationale, purpose of the study, research objectives, research questions, hypothesis, etc.)

Body of Paper

Organize the body of the paper carefully. Subdivide the body into sections to emphasize both content and clarity. Use headings and subheadings to make the organization clear.

Results

(Response rate, discuss major findings according to research questions/objectives with the literature, support or refute findings, alternative interpretations, study limitations)

Conclusion

Provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralization. Indicate whether additional study is required before the information should be used in usual clinical settings. Give equal emphasis to positive and negative findings of equal scientific merit.

References

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style

Acknowledgements (Optional)

Thank the people/organizations that have supported the research and acknowledge funding sources where applicable.

Appendix (Optional)