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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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 http://www.ijikc.co.in/index.php/ijikc/about/submissions which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission: Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then submit your article/manuscript on email id editorijikc@gmail.com

IJIKC considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to IJIKC, that they have not been published already (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. To expedite the review process, all manuscripts submitted to IJIKC must be prepared according to the following format.

Language: Papers are accepted in English, Hindi & Marathi languages.

Word length: Articles should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words.

Cover Page: This contains the title of the manuscript (50 words maximum), all author names and their corresponding affiliations as well as complete mailing address, telephone, and fax number, and E-mail. The designated corresponding author must be identified by an asterisk.

Title Page: The second page consists of the manuscript title, abstract (maximum of 250 words that reflects an abbreviated representation of the content of the manuscript including purpose, method, main results, conclusions, and/or recommendations), and up to seven keywords for indexing purposes. To facilitate the double-blind review process no material that identifies the author(s) should be placed on this page.

Text: For full-length papers, the text should consist of an Introduction, materials, and methods, results, discussion Conclusions, acknowledgments and references.  Text citations should adhere to the following examples:

(Bram, 1994) or (Aronsson, 2001, 2002; Labonte & Laverack, 2005; Kwan, et al., 2003) or (Limbert, 2004, p.7) (for quoted material). Abbreviations should be fully spelled out in parentheses the first time that they are used in the text.

References: Only works actually cited in the text should be included in the references as per following examples.  References list should be alphabetized in the last names of the first author of each research paper. 

Book :

Mitchelle, T. R., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior  (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Journal article, one author

Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924.

Journal article, two authors, journal paginated by issue

Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45 (2), 10-36.

Journal article, three to six authors

Saywitz, K. J., Mannarino, A. P., Berliner, L., & Cohen, J. A. (2000). Treatment for sexually abused children and adolescents. American Psychologist, 55, 1040-1049.

Online periodical

VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. Journal of Bibliographic Research5, 17-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from http://journals.apa.org/prvention/volume3/pre0030001a.html

Encyclopedia or dictionary

Sadie, S. (Ed.). (1980). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians (6th ed.,Vol. 1-20). London: Macmillan.

Unpublished doctoral dissertation

Wilfley, D.E. (1990). Interpersonal analyses of bulimia: Normal weight and obese. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia.

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