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Author Guidelines

Scholedge International Journal upholds the peer review principles while considering any scholarly work. In this quest for sticking to the professional publishing standards, the authors are prescribed the norms and guidelines which they should comply with while submitting their research articles. The guidelines are self explanatory but for the sake of any issue pertaining to the interpretation of the guidelines, Authors can have a word from the Scholedge's Authors Resources Team.

The Scholedge Model Guidelines for Authors are mentioned in the following table for the ready reference of the Authors-

 

FormatAll files should be submitted as a MS Word document (Typed in Times New Roman 12 size, headings can be given Times New Roman 14 size).
Article LengthArticles should be between 3000 and 8000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices but excluding contents of Tables and Figures.
Article TitleAn Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article using the template provided. This should include:

 

  • Article Title
  • Author Details(see below)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author Biographies
  • Structured Abstract (see below)
  • Keywords (see below)
  • Article Classification (see below)

Author Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:

  • Full name of each author
  • Affiliation of each author, at time research was completed
  • Where more than one author has contributed to the article, details of who should be contacted for correspondence
  • E-mail address of the corresponding author
  • Brief professional biography of each author.
AbstractAuthors must supply a structured abstract on the Article Title Page, consisting of followings:

 

  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings
  • Research limitations/implications
  • Practical implications
  • Social implications
  • Originality/value

Maximum is 250 words in total (including keywords and article classification).

KeywordsPlease provide up to 10 keywords on the Article Title Page, which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.The keywords should be such as to maximise the chances of appearing in the internet search results in order to make your research paper more visible and downloadable thereby fetching citations to your paper .
Article ClassificationCategorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:

 

  • Research paper
  • Viewpoint
  • Technical paper
  • Conceptual paper
  • Case study
  • Literature review
  • General review
  • Book review
Formatting of ArticleHeadings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics. Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article. Authors must declare all sources of external research contribution in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission. All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Tables should be typed and included in a separate file to the main body of the article. The position of each table should be clearly labelled in the body text of article with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate file.

 

Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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Copyright Policy

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It is to be clarified that all works, articles, research papers, manuscripts published in the Scholedge International Journals including contents of Scholedge Newsletter for Scholars are covered under the exclusive copyrights of the Scholedge Publishing without any exception.

All authors are instructed at the time of final submission of the article for publication in the Scholedge International Journal(s) to declaim their copyrights pertaining to their works in favour of the Scholedge Publishing by signing the Copyright Undertaking Form. This is a compulsory requirement for the final approval for an article to be published in the Scholedge International Journal(s).

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Permissions

The authors of the published articles are generally permitted to distribute their published works across platforms provided they properly acknowledge reference to the respective Scholedge International Journal.

In the same way, other scholars can also refer the research articles published in the Scholedge International Journals by properly citing the source and web link of the works to be referred.

 

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