Peoples’ Preface: A Journal of Research Initiatives
Vol. 02, Issue 01, July 2018
The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).
2. Length of Paper
The length of the paper should not exceed 20 pages. Articles should be typed in Times New Roman (font) and font size will be 12 with 1.5 line space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (must be A4 size) with 1 inch margins.
3. Title page
Title page is a separated page before the text. It should include the following information:
Title: Title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author’s Names and Affiliations: Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the author’s affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name, and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation including the country name, and the e-mail address and telephone number of each author.
Corresponding Author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address including complete postal address.
Sponsoring Information: If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate.
A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract would be presented separate from the article. References should be avoided, but if it is essential, must be cited in full without referencing to the reference list.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’).
6. Subdivision of the Article
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered like 1, 2. (Then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract wouldn’t be included in section numbering.
7. Table and Figures
Present tables and figures at the end of the article or in line with text. Please note that the article will be published in black and white.
Author (s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style
9. Citations in the Text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
10. Reference List
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a Journal Publication
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Reference to a Book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a Web Source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo’s core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/paper.htm (June 15, 2002)