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, PDF, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- For formatting Author Guidelines must be followed.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES
Manuscripts of research articles, review studies and book reviews in line with the objectives of JORDA are invited for consideration with the understanding that they are original contributions to the existing knowledge and are not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
Following guidelines must be followed for submission of manuscripts:
Soft copy of Manuscripts (only in English language) in Microsoft Word format (97-2003 document) (.doc) typed on 1.5 line spacing on A-4 size with 2.54 cm margin on all sides, checked carefully for errors must be sent through email as an attachment to any of the following email address: email@example.com
Tables and figures should be placed at their respective places, rather than putting them at the end. Submission shall only be made by one of the authors, main or co-author, who should take the responsibility for all correspondence throughout the submission and review process. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered and also continuous line numbers starting from 1 should be given from the abstract page.
FIRST PAGE OF THE MANUSCRIPT
First page of the manuscript should have the:
1) Manuscript Title: It should be brief, relevant, descriptive and specific having the essentials of the report that reflect the contents accurately. Do not use abbreviations in the title.
2) Author(s) name(s): Provide the full name(s) (First, Middle (if available) & Last name) of author(s). Once the manuscript is submitted, no name(s) will be added or deleted.
3) Author(s) affiliation(s): Affiliation(s) for all authors should be provided including department, faculty, university or institutional/organizational affiliation along with city, province/state (if appropriate) and country name. One author must be declared as corresponding author and his/ her email should be provided and an asterisk symbol "*" must be used to specify the corresponding author in the authors list.
SECOND AND CONSEQUENT PAGES
Abstract: All manuscripts must include an abstract of maximum 250 words that summarizes the objectives, methodology, main results and conclusions. Abstract should be written in single paragraph only and must be italicized.
Keywords: Five to six appropriate keywords should be given after the abstract.
Introduction: The introduction section should be comprehensive but to the point, must contain the latest literature on the problem to be addressed and a clear hypothesis to be tested. This section should end with a statement of the objectives. (Write Literature Review under separate heading if necessary otherwise make it part of Introduction)
References citations in the text should conform to the APA style; e.g. for citing work of one author; Smith (2002) found… or (Smith, 2002). When a work has two authors, cite both names every time you reference the work in the text e.g. Smith & John (2002) found… or (Smith & John, 2002). When a work has more than two authors then include only the name of first author followed by et al e.g. Smith et al. (2002) found… or (Smith et al., 2002). For detailed information on the style please follow the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (click here to download/Link).
Materials and Methods: This section must clearly describe the materials and tools used to execute the activity, the analytical techniques followed and procedures employed for data analysis with complete reference where standard methods are used. In case a modified method, the modification must be elaborated. The year and place and duration of study, laboratory(s) and field(s) must be indicated. Experimental design (if applicable) and statistical techniques used for data analysis must be clearly mentioned.
Data used in the analyses of empirical papers should be clearly and precisely documented and made available for reviews. The graphic format for each mathematical formula, diagram, figure or chart should be in text mode or MS Excel format for further editing.
Results and Discussion: Could either be in a single section as “Results and Discussion” or if necessary can be written separately as “Results” and “Discussion”. Do not add subsections however, subheadings should be added if necessary, otherwise not. The results should be concisely presented using tables and figures. Do not repeat the same data in both. Discussion must be developed logically in a proper sequence and results must be discussed in the light of previous findings (preferably recent ones) justifying your findings.
Conclusions and Recommendations: Must be given in a separate heading as a short paragraph containing important conclusions of the study. End this section with recommendations on how your results can be put to use, the way forward, and if any further research needed.
Acknowledgement: If any, should appear after “conclusions and recommendation” and before references.
References: References format of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style should be followed.
Journal Article (one author)
Thompson, C. (2010). Facebook: Cautionary tales for nurses. Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand, 16(7), 26.
Journal Article (more than one authors)
Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., & Abernethy, B. (2010). Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(6), 578-583
Book (one author)
Collier, A. (2008). The world of tourism and travel. Rosedale, New Zealand: Pearson Education New Zealand.
Palmer, F. (2007). Treaty principles and Maori sport: Contemporary issues. In C. Collins & S. Jackson (Eds.), Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society (2nd ed., pp. 307-334). South Melbourne, Australia: Thomson.
Tables: Tables should be numbered sequentially and title of each table should clearly describe the contents. Table should be carefully designed and must be uncrowded containing only essential data. However, authors are requested that instead of giving a number of small tables, consolidate small tables into a comprehensive one as far as possible.
Figures: Figures should be clear and readable with at least 300dpi resolution and also should be sent in editable form or original Excel files.
Acronyms: Acronyms should be defined at first mention in the text. Must use standard abbreviations.
Units and Currencies: System international (SI) units should be used throughout the manuscript. Incase non-SI units must be used, please give conversion to the correct SI unit.
Author’s Contribution: All authors must submit their specific and quantitative contribution to the work, duly signed on the recommended proforma available on website.
Copyrights: The Journal of Rural Development and Administration reserves copyright of the published material. Upon manuscript acceptance for publication, the author(s) agree to transfer copyright to the publisher.
Plagiarism Policy: The Editorial Office strictly monitors text plagiarism prior to the review process and if plagiarism is detected before/after acceptance or publication, the manuscript will be rejected and the author will bear the legal consequences. JORDA, being HEC recognized journal follows HEC policy on plagiarism which states that similarity index from a single source should not exceed than 5% and overall it should not be greater than 19% for publication of the research article.
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