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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


The author(s) are required to use this template (NOT creating a new file) in order to avoid mismatch in the whole page layout (paper size, margins, etc.)




The manuscript is should be in English. 



The manuscript should be uploaded in the Open Journal System (OJS) of MUDARRISA: The author is required to initially register for an account and then log in to the site. Further steps will be found on the author page to follow.



Manuscripts should be maximum of 4000 - 6000 words in length (excluding author(s)' identity, abstract & references). It could be divided into sections. Sections should be bold. Subsections should be italic. 

 1.      Article Structure

Manuscripts should be prepared according to APA, 6th ed., except for the additional requirement of numbering the sections, as described below.

a.   Introduction 

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

b.   Methods  

The methods consist of research design, population, sample, data source, data collecting procedure, data analysis technique.

c.   Discussion (Results and Discussion)

Results should be clear and concise, while the discussion should explore the significance of the work result. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

d.   Conclusions 

The conclusions of the study are presented separately in a short final section. 


2.      Essential author identity

a.   Title

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

b.   Author name and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the author's affiliation below the name.

c.   Ensure that the e-mail address is given below the author-name


3.      Abstract 

A concise and factual abstract is required (max. 250 words). The abstract should state the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions briefly. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential, they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

4.      Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide 3 - 5 keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

5.      Abbreviations 

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

6.      Acknowledgments 

Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).

7.      References

a.   Citation in text 

  • Please ensure that every reference which cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References are arranged alphabetically, consisting of at least 20 (twenty) related journal articles within the last 10 (ten) years.
  • Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should have a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'.
  • Writing citations and bibliography using APA format (American Psychological Association)
  • All references used must be taken from the primary source (national and international reputable scientific journals indexed by SCOPUS, Web of Sciences, SINTA, etc.) and at least 80% of the references amount used.


b.   Web references 

As a minimum, the full URL should be given, and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.) should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.


c.   Reference management software 

  • Authors are recommended to use the reference template available in many of the most popular reference management software products. These include all products that support Citation Styles Language styles, such as Mendeley and Zotero.



1.      Online proof correction 

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. Web-based proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors.

If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the PDF version. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF.

We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is essential to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

 2.      Free PDF File

The authors will receive the PDF file of their article for free as soon as it is posted for the online publication.


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 1.5 lines-spaced (single-spaced for the abstract); 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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