Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's

Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Solapur

Research Dimension
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
BOARD OF EDITORS

Authors/Submission guidelines

Manuscript Requirements -
Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines: Format All files should be submitted as a Word document (docx.). Article Length Articles should be between 3000 and 5000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. Please allow 280 words for each figure or table.

Article Title Page - An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article using the followings :

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

Article Title A title of not more than twelve (12) words should be provided.
Author Details 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 all contributor authors
  • Brief professional biography of each author.

Abstract -
Authors must supply an abstract on the Article Title Page containing the followings :

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)

Maximum is 300 words in total (including keywords and article classification).

Keywords Please provide up to 7 keywords on the Article Title Page, which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. Whilst we will endeavor to use submitted keywords in the published version, all keywords are subject to approval by AJTP's in house editorial team and may be replaced by a matching term to ensure consistency.

Headings - Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies 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

Research Funding - Authors must declare all sources of external research funding 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.

Figures - 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 color to facilitate their appearance on the online database.

Tables Tables should be typed and included to the main body of the article (not in a separate file).

References -
References to other publications should 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.

You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied, numeric referencing list {example [1], [2] } should not be submitted for evaluation :

For books Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication. e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

For book chapters Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages. e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.

For journals Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages. e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

For published conference proceedings Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers. e.g. Jakkilinki, R., Georgievski, M. and Sharda, N. (2007), "Connecting destinations with an ontology-based e-tourism planner", in Information and communication technologies in tourism 2007 proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 12-32.

For unpublished conference proceedings Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper", paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date). e.g. Aumueller, D. (2005), "Semantic authoring and retrieval within a wiki", paper presented at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 29 May-1 June, Heraklion, Crete, available at: http://dbs.uni-leipzig.de/file/aumueller05wiksar.pdf (accessed 20 February 2007).

For working papers Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date. e.g. Moizer, P. (2003), "How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments", working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.

For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor) Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages. e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) "Psychology of culture contact", Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71. (For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above)

For newspaper articles (authored) Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages. e.g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.

For newspaper articles (non-authored) Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages. e.g. Daily News (2008), "Small change", 2 February, p. 7.

For electronic sources If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed. e.g. Castle, B. (2005), "Introduction to web services for remote portlets", available at: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-wsrp/ (accessed 12 November 2007). Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).

Submission Checklist -
Submitted articles will only be considered for evaluation if they meet the following criteria :

  • Submitted papers MUST be written in English.
  • Articles need to be in MS Word format with file extension .doc or .docx, PDF and others cannot be accepted.
  • The title should have references in Roman script {example (Robert, 2013)}. Numeric referencing style {example [3], [7] } cannot be accepted for evaluation.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All the author(s) have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and to the inclusion of their name(s) as co-author(s).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
  • No additional authors will be added post submission, unless editors receive agreement from all authors and detailed information is supplied as to why the author list should be amended.