Guidelines for Authors
1. Title and Authors’ Information: The cover page shall contain the title of the manuscript, the author’s name and affiliation along with the contact information (Name, address, telephone, fax number and e-mail id).
2. Abstract: The title ‘Abstract’ should be in 14-point Times New Roman. The abstract and the keywords are to be in 12-point Times New Roman. The abstract should contain a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 150 words, be one and a half spaced and fully justified.
3. Manuscript: The main text or body of the paper should in the next page after the abstract. The main text should be in 12-point Times New Roman and one and a half-spaced. All text should be fully justified. The length of Manuscript should normally be around 6,000 words (10-15 A-4 size pages). The authors’ name should not appear anywhere on the body of the manuscript to facilitate the review process.
4. Heading and Sub-Heading: All headings should be in 14-point Times New Roman and boldface. Subheadings should be in 12-pt Times New Roman, boldface and italicized. Place a one and a half spaced blank line between each heading, sub-heading and the paragraph. The heading and the sub-headings must be numbered. The first letter of the noun, pronoun, verb, adjective and adverb should be capitalized.
5. Tables and Figures: Tables and Figure captions should be in 10-point Times New Roman and boldface and should be numbered in numerals (Example: Table 1: Text / Figure 1: Text). Capitalization requirements for figures and tables are similar to the requirement mentioned for headings and subheadings. Figures and tables are to be numbered separately. Both figure and table captions are to be centered. If any source is being listed, they should be given below the table or figure in 9-pt Times New Roman (No Boldface).
6. Footnotes and Endnotes: Footnotes may be used if necessary and should be numbered consecutively. Endnotes are preferred to be used for explanations or indication to immediate source. Both of them should be in 9- point Times New Roman and be single spaced.
7. Page Numbering: Provide page numbers on the centre bottom of the page. Start numbering from the Abstract page and DO NOT include the cover page for numbering.
8. Italicization and Capitalization: Usage of these, in the main text, should be kept to the minimum and be consistent throughout.
9. Plagiarism: Plagiarism in any form is considered unethical and is unacceptable.
10. References Examples (Harvard Styling):
- Berger, Lawrence A, J David Cummins, and Sharon Tennyson (1992). Reinsurance and The Liability Insurance. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 6 (1), 253-272.
Chapters from Edited Books
- Maarshall, W. A. (1975). The Child as a Mirror of his Brain’s Development. In: Sants, J & Butcher, H. J. (eds). Development Psychology. Aylesbury, Bucks: Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd.
Lamba, S. L, (2001). Indian Insurance Industry: Expansion and Convergence, Confederation of Indian Industry, Proceeding of International Conference on Insurance, July.
- Batts, S. (2007). Antioxidants in Berries Increased by Ethanol (but are daiquiris healthy). [Online] April 24th 2007. Available from: Scienceblogs.com http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle/2007/04/antioxidants_in_berries_increa_1.php. [Accessed: 2nd May 2008].