International Council for Education, Research and Training

Submission Guidelines

Please take the time to read and follow the style and guidelines as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal’s requirements, and your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. 

Besides the below mentioned guidelines for research article, APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style as per discipline is also accepted for publication.

Your paper should be written with the following elements in the following order:

  • Title: Title should be at the top of the first page, size 16, bold, not all letter in capital.

  • Abstract: It should contain 250-300 words including problem statement, sample, methodology and conclusion in brief. There must be 4-5 keywords (italic, but not bold).

  • Main text: It must contain but not limited to introduction, materials/ tools and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments (if any); references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list)

  • All in text citation must be hyperlinked with the references (cross-reference).

  • Please use American/ British spelling style for English consistently throughout your manuscript.

The word length of the paper should be between 4000-20000, however for academic work like thesis and related it could be up to 40,000, and two column text paragraph.

Papers may be submitted in Word format, Paper size A4/ Letter. Figures should be saved separately from the text, double space all text, 1-inch margins all around (top, bottom, left, right), recommended fonts: 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 12-point Times New Roman.

Citation: APA Style

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): (Author Surname & Author Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation): (Author Surname & Author Surname, Year, page number)

Author Name: Begin with the surname followed by the initials of the first and middle name. Place a comma after the surname. Place a period after each initial in the first and middle name. When a work has more than one author put an ampersand (&) before the last surname. End with a period.

Jones, B.R., Van deWater, M.L., Anderson, K., & MacMillan, J.S.

Gopal Baratham → Baratham Gopal/ Baratham, G.

Vineeta Sinha →  Sinha Vineeta/ Sinha, V.

Balli Kaur Jaswal→  Jaswal, B. K.

Figure caption: Font size- 10”, lower case and Write below the figure, position-center

Table Caption:  Font- 10”, lower case and Top of the table, position-center

References: The reference number should follow the following format. For Journals Format: Authors Name (surname initials). Title of the article. Journal name, Volume number, Issue number, Year of publication, Pages number.

APA Style 7th Edition

Journal Article: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Periodical, volume(issue), #–#.

Book: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book (7th ed.). Publisher. DOI or URL

Chapters in Edited Book: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (2nd ed., pp. #–#). Publisher. DOI or URL

About Author: Submit a brief profile of the author with latest passport size photograph on the word file/ doc file, should not exceed more than one page, try to keep it as brief as possible.

Impact Statement: Each article must be submitted with impact statement in not more than 150 words.

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