Peer Review Process:
All the submitted articles will be screened by screeners to make sure that they meet the aims and scope of the journal. The articles will then be reviewed by at least one external (peer) reviewer. Their comments will be passed to the authors and the authors’ responses will be sent back to peer reviewers for their final review. The final version of the article will then be discussed at regular editorial board sessions and a final decision will be reached.
The authors are not allowed to use text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere. All the references used in the paper should be duly acknowledged by the authors in the form of in-text citations / footnotes and the bibliography / references / works cited. The data collected from various secondary sources should be clearly indicated in appropriate places.
Copyright Declaration Form:
The submitted, proof read and accepted articles will be published only on the receipt of copyright declaration form duly filled-in and signed by all the others or the corresponding authors on behalf of all the authors.
Preparation of Manuscript
Manuscripts must be written in English or Tamil.
Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and 1.5 line spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.
Use the following font specifications
Use Times New Roman as the font.
Title: 14-point bold (title case and small case for sub-title), Author’s name: 13-point bold, Author’s affiliation: 13-point normal, Headings: 13-point bold, Sub-headings: 12-point italics, Body text: 12-point normal.
Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
– Title page
– Body of text (divided by subheadings)
Headings and subheadings need not be numbered. Subheadings should be typed on a separate line, without indentation.
The title page should provide the following information:
– Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
– Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
– Full affiliation(s) (designation, address of the institution)
– Complete address of corresponding author, including mobile number and e-mail address.
Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 300 words.
Keywords; 3-6 relevant keywords should be stated.
Running title: a shorter version of the title (40 characters at most) is needed.
Introduction should provide a context or background and specify the purpose or research objective of the study or observation.
Materials and Methods
Must indicate clearly the steps taken to acquire the information.
The software used for statistical analysis and description of the actual method should be mentioned.
Results: Should be presented in a chronological sequence in the text, table, and illustration. Organize the results according to their importance. They should result from your own study.
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.
Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.·
Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.
Number figures as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text. Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed below the figure.
Discussion should emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings should be explored. The limitations of the study and the implications of the findings for future research should be explored.
Supplementary Materials such as questionnaires may be published on the online version of the journal.
Acknowledgments : Any technical help, general, financial, and material support or contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship can be cited at the end of the text.
The references should be in APA style (for Arts, Humanities and Language)
The references should be in style (Science Disciplines)
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases, it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.
Correction of Errata:
The journal will publish an erratum when a factual error in a published item has been documented.
- Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units, SI units.
- Reference list
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.