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Author Guidelines

1. Remove all forms of identification of the author/s from your submission for review.

2. Start paper with a title, abstract (not more than 200 words) and keywords (not more than 5), followed by the text and references. Number of pages: 10–15 pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, between 3000-5000 words excluding references and appendices.

3. Tables and Figures are to be included within the text.

4. All references and citations should be checked for accuracy and spelling, and follow APA conventions.

5. References in the main text should not be different from those in the reference section. 

6. Footnotes are not acceptable but rather, should be worked into the text.

7. Other parties who contributed to the research and manuscript should be duly acknowledged in an Acknowledgment section preceding the References section.

 8. Appendices should follow the References section, and be referred to in the main text.
9. Label the submission as ‘MaJER Title of your Paper-Review Copy.doc.

10. Submit your manuscript via the UPLOAD SUBMISSION TAB.

12. In a separate document labeled MaJER Title of your Paper-Titlepage.doc, provide the following information:

a. The title of your paper
b. Name and institutional affiliation of each author as you would like it to appear in the published version
c. Full contact information (mailing address, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address)

d. A 50 word bio data of each author after the Appendices on a separate page.

Upload this document in the UPLOAD SUPPLEMENTARY FILES TAB.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors must read, understand and adhere to the guidelines and instructions in the previous and current sections.
All articles submitted must be original materials, and not be under consideration for publication or published elsewhere (whether electronic or print). Authors must state if a paper has been presented at a conference and appears or will appear in the proceedings of a conference.
Corresponding authors are responsible for ensuring that all contributors to the manuscript submitted are properly and duly acknowledged.  Other parties who contributed to the research and manuscript should be duly acknowledged in an Acknowledgment section preceding the References section.
The authors are responsible for ensuring that the submitted works do not infringe existing copyright, and indemnify MELTA and MaJER from any breach of copyright that may arise.
Authors retain copyright for their contributions. However, full acknowledgement must be given to the authors and MaJER for the use of any part of the published paper by the authors or other parties in any format and media. Permission must be sought from MaJER before reproducing an article in part or in its entirety.


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