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Author Guidelines

Submissions: Mandatory files

  1. An anonymous MS Word file of the manuscript including title, abstract, main body, references,, and appendices.
  2. A title page with full author(s)' details and two suggested peer reviewers (upload it as a supplementary file).
  3. Other supplementary materials, if any.

Authors Guidelines for Article Preparation

  1. File format: Microsoft Word file format is only acceptable for the main manuscript document. All text in manuscripts should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 spaced, justified-alignment only. 
  2. Pictures/ Images: Only JPEG (JPG) or TIFF (TIF) file format for illustrations and figures is accepted.
  3. Manuscript length: Each full-length research manuscript should be within 8000 words, a short comment should be 3000 words, and chapter or book review should be within 4000 words. Paper for the especial issues should be between 5000 words. The word count excludes the abstract, references, tables, and appendices.
  4. Sections and subsections: Each manuscript should be divided into a clearly defined sections with a number assigned to each major section as 1.0, 2.0, etc. The subsections should be numbered as 1.01, 1.02, etc. Any further subsection is discouraged; however, if required should follow the italic title and numbered as 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc.

e. Article structure: Each submitted manuscript should be prepared within the following framework.
  1. Abstract: The maximum length for an abstract is 200 words.  Suggested contents:  (1) background and/or problem statements, (2) purpose(s)/ aims or objectives, (3) method(s), (4) summary of key findings, and (5) contribution(s) and implication(s). The abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.
  2. Key words: Present 3–5 Keywords immediately after abstract.  
  3. Introduction: The introduction should clearly justify the rationale of the study with appropriate theoretical and empirical backgrounds. This section should include the reference of existing literature, credible information and data, and any theoretical support for describing why the current study is a worthy literary work. The introduction should briefly present key findings, contributions, and structure of the rest of the paper. If a separate literature review section is required then, it can be placed immediately after the introduction to develop the hypothesis.
  4. Data and Methodology: This section should explain the data source (if any) and the empirical methodologies used in the manuscript. Proper reference should be maintained if the paper is produced by following any published methods.
  5. Results and Discussion: The result section should present the appropriate empirical results and make extensive discussions on the overall and critical findings. Relevant literature should be cited to reinforce the findings of the study.
  6. Conclusion and Policy Implications: The Journal holds that every single article published must contain some specific policy implication for policy planner of the appropriate regions or country under study. If the paper is of theoretical nature, the idea of such paper is even more valuable. The conclusion should clearly state the major findings of the paper without much repetition.

f. Appendices:  If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.
g. Formulae and equations: Formulae and equations within the body of the manuscript should be given a separate number: Eq. (01), Eq. (02) or sub-equation Eq. (01.A). However, the equation in the appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A1.1), Eq. (A1.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (A2.1), Eq. (A2.2) and so on. Tables and figures within the body should be labeled as: Table 01, Table 02, etc. and Figure 01, Figure 02, etc. While tables and figures in the appendix should be labeled as: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
h. References Style

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about APA style. Examples of reference style are shown below. Please take care to follow the reference style precisely.

  1. Journal Article
Machmud, K., & Abdulah, R. (2017). Using smartphone-integrated model of teaching to overcome students’ speaking anxiety in learning English as a foreign language. Journal of Arts and Humanities, 6(9), 01-11.
  1. Journal Supplement Article

Leftly, M. (2007, July 27). Blair, Brown and bling. Building, 272(30)(Suppl.), 6-7.

  1. Conference Proceeding

Taylor, J. A. (2006, November). Assessment: a tool for development and engagement in the first year of university study. Paper presented at the Engaging Students: 9th Pacific Rim in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference, Griffith, Australia. Retrieved from

  1. Published Abstract
Gaskin, D. J., Thorpe Jr., R. J., McGinty, E. E., Bower, K., Rohde, C., Young, J. H., & ... Dubay, L. (2014). Disparities in Diabetes: The Nexus of Race, Poverty, and Place. [Abstarct]. American Journal Of Public Health, 104(11), 2147-2155.
  1. Book
Goldin, C., & Katz, L. F. (2018). The race between education and technology. In Inequality in the 21st Century (pp. 49-54). Routledge.
  1. Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Economics. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304
  1. Monograph or Book in a Series
Schnepf E, (1993). The alveolar macrophage. In Cultured Human Cells and Tissues. Edited by Harris TJR. New York: Academic Press, 54-56.
  1. Book with Institutional Author
Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification, (1999). Annual Report, London.
  1. PhD Thesis
McGrath, Z. (2018). The role of functional behaviour assessment in early childhood education: supporting teachers to manage challenging behaviours in the classroom: a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Educational Psychology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand (Doctoral dissertation, Massey University).

i. Abbreviations: If abbreviations are used in the text, please define it in the text where first used.

j. Ethics: Permissions to use reprinted material, adapted material, and material owned by other parties are the sole responsibility of the authors. Moreover, all authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest, including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people or organizations. This should be disclosed in the forwarding letter while submitting the manuscript.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  • Manuscript praparation guideline suggested by the journal has been followed. The guideline specifies many issues including maximum size, format of the article and style of referencing.
  • The submition file does not have author's information to ensure blinded review.
  • Once accepted, author(s) will be required to pay the publication fee to facilitate open-access publication.
  • The submission to this journal is considered as auhtor's consent to publish with JAH.

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