Manuscript Submission guidelines

Authors Guidelines:

AARF follows a Double Blind Peer Review System in order to bring in a high-quality intellectual platform for researchers across the world thereby bringing in total transparency in its journal review system. The journal welcomes submissions in all areas related to IT, Management, Commerce, Finance, Human Resources, Economics, Natural and Applied Science, Mathematics, Law, Pharmacy, Health Science, Language and Literature, Engineering and Social Science.

Manuscript must be in English prepared on a standard A4 size paper setting. It must be prepared in 12-point Times New Roman. Authors are instructed to follow the author guidelines strictly without which the article may not be accepted for publication. Authors are advised to check the guidelines and check list before submitting the article for publication.

Submission Guidelines:

We accept original theoretical or research articles, book reviews and short fictions as electronic submissions via online submission at Submit An Article and as an attachment to e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] (Microsoft word Format only). The documents must include name and affiliation details in the body of your submission. Submission must be in single attachment.

Submission e-mail must include the statement claiming that you have read the submission guidelines, you agree to the policy of the journal and that the submission is original and does not contain plagiarized material.

Authors are advised to submit the articles only with the copyright form duly signed, scanned and attached; authors may download the copyright form with our website.

Format of the Manuscripts:

Word File PAPER TEMPLATE

Authors are requested to include the following in the format of their articles:-

File Type:

Authors should submit the articles only in MS-word format, no other format is accepted. If equations were used it should be converted by using MS Office equation editor and pasted as image at proper place. All equations should be grouped or may be prepared using equation editor software.

File Size:

No article should exceed more than 15 pages unless necessary, authors will be requested to substantiate the need if it exceeds the maximum number of pages. The file size of the MS word format may not exceed 10 MB size for submission through submission form and 15 MB if it is submitted as attachment over mail.

Size of Submission:

Authors are instructed to restrict the number of pages not more than 15 pages to avoid ambiguity and reduce the editing time. The file should be attached as email attachment. In any case the size of the file should never exceed 10 MB owing to file restriction implied.

Language:

Language of the articles should be only in English, we are not processing articles in any other languages. Quotations in languages other than English must be accompanied by translations and font file.

Font Type:

Articles should be typed in 1.5 line spacing with the following font pattern Font type: Times new roman Size: For main heading or title: 14 points and Bold For subtitles: 12 points and Bold Content of article: 12 points.

Submission Order:

The following order should be strictly followed while submitting the article:

Front page:-

  1. Title of article
  2. Author Details 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.

From second page:-

  1. Start with abstract of about 200-300 words exactly conveying the content of the article.
  2. Keywords (at least 5 words).
  3. Main content text with all tables and figures aligned in their location (do not send tables and figures separately unless requested), list of symbols and abbreviations, acknowledgement, references (follow standard format).
  4. Authors should note that the main body of the text should be prepared in such a way that no formatting is needed afterwards. Heading, sub headings and illustrations should be well incorporated within the main body of the article.

Titles:

Do not capitalise the titles unnecessarily unless required

Ex: ABSTRACT can be capitalised but instead of giving as INTRODUCTION give it as Introduction without capitalising

  • Headings 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.

References

  • The author is responsible for ensuring that items appearing in the References are cross-checked with the text citation for publication dates and spelling. Any item which is inconsistent will be deleted from both the text and the References.
  • All references must be arranged first alphabetically and then it may be further sorted chronologically also.
  • If the reference is provided from the same Author (s) in the same year it must be identified by the letter "a", "b", "c", etc. which is placed after the publication year. Ex. (2000,"a")
  • 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.

Manuscript Submission guidelinesAuthors Guidelines:

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 – 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 Shards, 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 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 or web pages:


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).

Reference Citation

If the reference is of a Single author: the author's name (without initials) and the year of publication: Two authors: Both authors name and also the year of publication of the article. Three or more than three authors : First author's name followed by "et al.". Example: Baskaran, 1998: Crish Rabia and John Pedikri, 2008: Podilinski et al., 2004.

Citing web reference can be like the journal article reference.

Images and Tables

Images should be supplied without being inserted in tables, borders or any other format, they can be copy pasted in the required space. It will be better if the images are given in the last page, the quality of the image and the size should be proper. Tables should be given using tables options, do not draw tables using lines, the table width should be properly given, Also do not insert any tables as image format, it should be editable. The title of the table should be bolded and should not contain any text box. Supplied images should be of required quality authors are advised not to submit inferior quality images.

Tables

All tables should be numbered in order, the word Table may be bolded. The table number should be properly given, large size tables should be split into two or more tables so that it can be accommodated within the page size. Table width and cell sizing should be even and all the content should be centered. Number of the tables should be given over the tables and without any border, shading.

Ex: Table 1: Table showing the number of villages covered under this study.

Figures

All figure number should be arranged orderly; the figures should not be supplied separately but pasted in the proper place. Figure number and title should be given below the figure, the content of the figure should be explained in the title of figure. All images supplied should have enough resolution, inferior images will be removed. Do not give the figures and tables in the last page, provide them wherever necessary in the article. Provide the figure name and number below the figure and also do not form the images in two columns.

Ex: Figure 1: Image showing the map of the study area.

Equations

All equations should be numbered in order from starting and the notations used in the various equations should be given after abstract. Authors are insisted to follow standard notations and SI units system even though it’s not mandatory.

Author should be careful regarding grammatical and typographical errors.

Peer Review Policy

Each paper is reviewed by the Editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. If their decision varies the article will be sent to a third reviewer and the editor's decision is final. Based on their recommendations, the Editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.

Paper Acceptance

Final decision on acceptance of the paper is with the editorial team, promotion in any form will disqualify even qualified papers. Selected papers will be put in queue for publication, once the article is published author will get a confirmation mail from the corresponding editor In no case articles having more than 4 authors will be considered unless justification is provided for the work done by the concerned authors in the research done. Review articles are permitted only with 2 authors, if more than 2 authors had completed a review work which is submitted for publication they are requested to submit a detailed report about the contribution of each authors in the review work.

Publishing Method

All the journals are published online and the journal copies in print are also issued on Authors' requests. Authors are free to download their papers at any time, no reprints or any other format of accepted article will be provided. Initially provisional pdf will be uploaded in the journal pages, which will be converted as full paper upon receipt of membership and copyright forms duly filled and signed.

Collaboration Partners
  • Indian Journals

  • Swedish Scientific
    Publications

  • The Universal
    Digital Library

  • Green Earth Research
    And Publishing House

  • Rashtriya Research Institute
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