• Title page
  • Abstract page
  • Body of the paper
  • Style of presentation
  • References
  • Figures and tables

Title page 


Create a title page that will list:

  • Title of the manuscript;
  • Title, full names, affiliation and addresses of all authors including full postal address, telephone and fax, and email addresses;
  • Suggestions for a short running title of no more than 40 characters (including spaces);
  • Acknowledgements of financial or research assistance, places where the manuscript has been presented, thanks to discussants, and so on; these must be placed on the Title Page and should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.

Abstract page

Your manuscript should start with an Abstract Page that includes the title of the manuscript and an abstract of less than 200 words in length. Please be sure that the abstract page does not contain any information that could identify the author(s). Please do not put reference citations in the abstract. Authors should choose three to six keywords and mention the same on the Abstract page.

Body of the paper

The introduction should state clearly the objective of the paper as well as the motivation and context of the research. The literature review should be limited to the articles, books and other items that have a direct bearing on the topic being addressed. Theoretical papers may devote a full section to motivation and potential usefulness of the proposed theoretical framework. The empirical section should provide appropriate citations to the statistical methodology used and a complete explanation only if the methodology is new. Full details of the statistical analyses and results must be included in the paper itself. The conclusion should summarize key findings and state their importance to the field.

Style of presentation

  1. Article, book reviews and other contributions should be submitted in duplicate, double-spaced typed on A4 size paper.
  2. Please use Times Roman 12-point type; place page numbers in the upper right corner; and leave top and side margins of at least one inch.
  3. Manuscript should be accompanied with a certificate by the author that the paper has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.
  4. The cover page of the article should contain: (i) title of the article (ii) name(s) of authors (iii) professional affiliation (iv) acknowledgements, if any (v) address of correspondence. The author name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
    Current University
    School and/or Department
    City, State, Pin Code
    Tel: (000) 000-0000
    Fax: (000) 000-0000
  5. The abstract of the paper in less than 200 words including a few keywords should be on page 2 along with title of article. There should not be any identification mark anywhere in the text. 
  6. Mathematical expressions, figures and charts should be presented in a way that will be easily printable. Tables and diagrams should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets.
  7. Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided. If required they should be as concise as possible.
  8. Citations are the in text identifications of other research. To cite, enclose authors’ names and the year of work in parentheses. Citations should be ordered alphabetically.
  9. Headings and Sections: The journal uses three levels of headings. Use boldface for all three. Main headings (all capital letters; Left aligned) are first. Second-level headings (title-style letters; flush left) are next. Third-level headings (Title Style; indented; italicized; and run into paragraph) are next. Don’t skip steps: no second-level headings before you use a first-level heading, for instance. 
    METHODS  (First level)
    Data and Sample (Second level)
    Variables (Second level)
                Independent Variable: (Third level)
                Dependent Variable:
  10. References, appendices, tables, and figures should be at the end of your manuscript. Present long but essential methodological details, such as the calculation of measures, in an appendix or appendices. Be concise. Avoid exact reproductions of surveys. Label appendices “APPENDIX A,” “APPENDIX B,” and so forth. A substantive title, such as “Items in Scales,” should follow. Label tables within appendixes “Table A1,” “B1,” and so forth.
  11. Manuscripts are accepted for publication on the understanding that they are subject to editorial revisions.
  12. Notes should be typed on separate sheets, numbered serially and appended at the end of the article.


Only cited works should be included in the reference list.

References should be arranged alphabetically with the following details in same order.

  • Books
    Follow this format: Author’s surname, name (or initials) (if there is more than one author, then author’s name and surname for second or subsequent author (s) if any) (in case of institutional publication, the name of the institution will replace the surname and name of the author). Year. Title (in boldface italic), city of publication, name of the publisher. 

    Brahmananda, P.R. 2001. Money, Income, Prices in 19th Century India, Mumbai, Himalayan Publishing House. 

    Indian Economic Association. 2002. IEA 85th Conference Volume, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Articles (in journals)
    Follow this formatAuthor’s surname, name (or initials). Year. Title (regular style), Name of Journal (bold face, italic, title style capitalization), volume number (issue number): pages. 

    Ouchi, W., Riordan, R., Lingle, L., & Porter, L. 2005. Making Public Schools Work: Management Reform as the Key. The Academy of Management Journal, 48(6): 929-940.
  • Articles (in edited volumes)
    Follow this format: Authors surname, initials. Year, Title of chapter (regular style) In Editors’ initials and last names (Eds.),Title of Book (bold face, italic, single capital rule): page numbers, City: Publication. 

    Raikhy, P. S., & Nanda P. 2005. Global Competitiveness: Issues Beyond Productivity. In B.S. Bhatia & Balram Dogra (Eds.), Global competitiveness and productivity: 47-52, New Delhi: Deep and Deep.
  • Chapters in books, including annuals
    Follow this format: Authors’ last names, initials.  Year. Title of chapter (regular type, single-capital rule. In Editors’ initials and last names  (Eds.), Title of book: Page numbers. City (same rules as above): Publisher. 
  • Unpublished works
    These include working papers, dissertations, and papers presented at meetings. 

    Singh, J.P. 1983. Towards a Human Philosophy of Job Design. Paper presented at National Symposium on QWL, Hyderabad, 1983.
  • Electronic Sources: Use a regular citation (author, year) if you can identify an author of one of the types discussed above (human, periodical, or corporate). If not, give the Web address that was your source. No corresponding reference need be used in the latter case.

Figures and Tables 

All drawings, maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, photos, etc. should be labelled as figures.

Each table or figure must have at least one sentence in your text that introduces it. In-text references to tables should be in sequential order throughout the paper. The text should highlight the main points in a table and summarize its message, but not duplicate the details.

Indicate the position of each table and figure in the text ("Table 1 goes about here") on the page where it is introduced.

Figures and tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Each figure or table should begin on a new page.

Titles of tables and figures should be short and descriptive. They should not contain acronyms, abbreviations or symbols. The number and title for each table or figure should be typed on separate lines.

Make sure the necessary measures of statistical significance are reported with each table. 

Cite sources directly below each table or figure. 

Do not insert tables in your document as pictures. All tables should be editable in Word. Embedded Excel worksheets are acceptable, provided the author has taken into account the amount of data that can reasonably fit on a journal page.