Guide for Authors

Author Commitment Form

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Authors are required to use the following format and send their papers in two separate files:

 -A cover page

 -paper without the name(s) of author(s) and any information.

 1. A cover page should include the following items:

      1.1 Title: Title should be concise and informative.

      1.2 Author name(s) and their affiliations.  author(s) affiliation(s) should be presented below the name(s): Department, University, City, Country.

 Provide the full postal address of each affiliation(s).

      1.3 Email of corresponding author.


2. The paper without the name(s) of author(s) and any information (articles should be between 5000-7000 words)

    2.1 Title: Titles should be concise and informative.

    2.2 Highlights: Provide minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 highlights and each in separate line.

    2.3 Abstract: It should not exceed 200 words.

    2.4. Keywords: Provide a maximum of 6 keywords.

    2.5. JEL Classification Codes: Please provide up to 6 JEL codes. The codes may be accessed at:

   2.6 Introduction

In this section, the research problem should be discussed concisely and precisely. The phenomenon under study and its importance, what we know (the brief literature) and do not know about it (the research gap), and how we know (your solution), and finally what we probably learn after conducting this study (the contributions and new insights), should be introduced. In last paragraph, the plan of paper should be introduced.

   2.7 The main part of the paper (including theoretical background/ methodology/ model specification/ modeling approach/ framework of analysis/ empirical results, or…)

   2.8 Discussion

   2.9 Concluding Remarks

   2.10 References to articles and books in the text (APA Reference style should be followed)


1. Book

Krause, K.L., Bochner, S., & Duchesne, S. (2006). Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Thomson.


2. Journal article – academic/scholarly (electronic version) with DOI

Hohepa, M., Schofield, G., & Kolt, G. S. (2006). Physical activity: What do high school students think? Journal of Adolescent Health, 39(3), 328-336. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2005.12.024


Citations in the text:

For citations in the text, use author last name(s) only followed by year of publication and pages used in parentheses (for example: North,1990:213). When listing a string of references within the text, arrange first in chronological order, then alphabetically within years. If there are three or more authors, refer to the first author, followed by et al. and the year and pages. If there is more than one publication referred to in the same year by the author(s), use the year and a, b, etc. (example: 1997a, b).

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