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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.

  • The submission is the Author's original work and has not been previously published before in its current or a substantially similar form.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • References are in Oxford Author-Date style. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses 11-point arial 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author’s guideline – Open Access Journal



-       centred

-       top

-       capitalised

-       bold



-       300 words

-       Italics



-       Max. 3500 words


Font & format

-       Arial 11

-       Double spaced

-       A4

-       Margins 2.5 inches all around

-       Adjusted



-       page numbers bottom right

-       first initial and name bottom left

-       font Arial 8


Reference style (bibliography and footnotes)

-       Oxford – Author Date



-       max. of 10


End of article

-       first initial and surname in capitals

-       affiliation

-       email address

-       right adjusted

-       single spaced