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If the paper is reporting research, the abstract should be structured. Non-research papers do not require structured abstracts but appropriate structuring usually helps reader comprehension and is recommended. The headings selected for a structured abstract are often beter when they are the same as the headings used in the paper itself. A typical set of headings might be: context, objectives, design, setting, subjects, interventions, main outcome measures, findings, discussion, conclusions. You may choose not to use all these headings or you may decide that your abstract is better served with different headings. Abstract length is limited to 250 words. Assign up to six key words (or phrases) for indexing.
Data and Statistical Analyses
Authors are expected to have available their raw data throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication. Where relevant, the specific computer program used should be identified.
Tables and Captions to Illustrations
Tables must be typed out on separate sheets and not included as part of the text. The captions to illustrations should be gathered together and also typed out on a separate sheet. Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Captions should include keys to any symbols used.
Please supply one set of artwork in finished form, suitable for reproduction. Figures will not normally be redrawn by the publisher.
Citations of other work should be limited to those strictly necessary for the argument. Any quotations should be brief, and accompanied by precise references.
Please use APA style principles while preparing your article.
Notes on Contributors
Notes on Contributors must be submitted on a separate sheet of paper together with the manuscript. About 5-8 lines of biographical information about each author for “Notes on Authors” to be published with the article. Contact address/es should be included.
Corrections and Final Copy
If the manuscript is accepted for publication, a copy of the final form of the paper in PDF is requested. Corrections should be clearly identified and returned within five working days of receipt. Major alterations cannot be accepted. The author is required to submit
a statement that the submitted paper has not been published or approved for publishing elsewhere. The editors will not return submitted materials to the authors. The authors will not receive gratification for publishing their papers. Papers which do not fulfil basic linguistic correctness requirements will not be accepted.