Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; 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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Section default policy
Policy and Principles on Research Data
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. The data of the authors, participants and respondents is solely used for the research purpose and is not shared with other parties.
The participants’ personal or professional life should not be at risk due to their involvement in the research. Any sensitive data must be reported with the utmost care, anonymity, and confidentiality, particularly in qualitative studies, where researchers work very closely with the participants.
The authors are required to protect the data in any form reported in the manuscript for at least one year after the publication of the manuscript so that it may be produced in case of an objection or violation of ethical principles of publication identified or reported later on. If authors themselves found inaccuracies or discrepancies, they should bring it into the notice of the Editor for rectification on an urgent basis. The authors must ensure the confidentiality and anonymity of the participants, and it should be assured that the results of the study would not harm them anyway.