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Author Guidelines

1.         Contributions should be electronic, double spaced, using A4 page size and be 5,000 -8,000 words in length including endnotes and bibliography. Your manuscript should be set out as following: title, abstract and then the main body of text, followed by acknowledgements then references. Pages should be numbered and the title of the manuscript should be inserted in the header so that it appears on every page. All text in the main body of the manuscript should be in a font of Times New Roman size 12 or equivalent, and headings (when used in the text) should be placed on a single line and appear in bold font. Please do not use any proprietary software (e.g., Endnote) to embed text - manuscripts should be submitted with as little formatting as possible.

2.         Abstracts should be about 150 words in length.

3.         Please submit a short biographical note about the author. This should include address for correspondence, institutional affiliation, and research interests, and should not exceed 100 words.

4.         Please also ensure that you have included a brief acknowledgement of any funding you have received towards this research. This should be in the form of a short note placed after the main body of text.

5.         All images should be submitted in digitised format as email attachments accompanying the electronic text. Please ensure these have been scanned at the highest resolution possible.

6.         All permissions for reproduction of images, tables etc. (e.g. from previously published work) are to be obtained by the author at the time of manuscript submission. Figures and Tables are described numerically i.e. Figure 1, Table 2 etc.

7.         All in text citations and the list of references are to be arranged in the APA style. Visit for details and examples. Please provide page references for in text citations and paraphrases. Responsibility for arranging the bibliography in the required style remains with the author and is a requirement for publication.

8.         IJAIS uses endnotes rather than footnotes. These are arranged at the end of article before the references and in a font equivalent to Times New Roman size 11.

9.         Quotations shorter than 3 lines of text should be indicated by quote marks. Quotations longer than 3 lines of text should be separated from the main text by a single line and indented from the left margin.

10.       All words not in English should be italicised, and followed by an English translation in brackets.

11.       IJAIS policy on peer review is that each manuscript is reviewed by two reviewers.

12.       Prospective authors must supply with their electronic submissions a statement indicating that the text which they submit is not under consideration for publication by any other journal. Authors should also note that once a manuscript has been formally accepted for publication, the editor may make slight revisions to the style or grammar of the text. All accepted authors will receive a PDF file of their paper in its final version before it goes to press and will be asked to make one final proof read in 48 hours and then return the file with any minor grammatical or spelling errors noted to the editor for correction. Please note that it is not possible to make any more substantial changes at this stage.

13.       Please submit manuscripts electronically. Submissions are to be made by email to our Editorial Assistant who manages the blind review process: [email protected].

14.       Please direct queries to Brent Howitt Otto [email protected] or Robyn Andrews [email protected]

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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF 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 Author Guidelines below.

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