International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD) is a monthly double – blind peer reviewed refereed journal on diverse entire field of Engineering & Technology, Arts & Science, Medical Science and Law. Its objective is to disseminate knowledge, which ensures good practie of professionals and its focal point is on research and reflections relevant to academicians.

Author Instructions

General Guidelines for Writing a Manuscript

  • The Manuscripts should be in MS Word Format. Manuscripts must be 1.5 line spaced, with 1-inch margins with “Century Schoolbook, Font Size 11, Black”.
  • Two or more referees review all contributions by following the double blind system – that is, with the author’s name and credentials deleted, so that the reviewers don’t know who is authoring the work. The review process takes 5 – 10 days and the status would be known after 5 – 10 days of submission of the article. It is mandatory to mention a valid email address with content submitted online. We will acknowledge the receipt of your paper by email and an article id will be issued to the corresponding author. The author(s) should keep in mind that it would be mandatory to cite this id while sending a query about the paper submitted online.
  • In the first page of the paper (Cover Page), please provide full name (First, Middle and Last Name) and full addresses (Institute’s address along with designation and correspondence address) along with email address of the author(s). The author’s name or affiliations should not appear anywhere else in the body of the manuscript, because our peer-review process is blinded.
  • The actual paper should commence from the second page containing the title followed by the Abstract, Keywords, Classification Code (if applicable) and the Main paper. The author’s name should not be mentioned anywhere except in the first page (Cover Page).
  • The Manuscripts should be limited up to 30 printed pages. The manuscript should mention the time period in which the research was conducted.
  • The abstract, followed by relevant keywords and Classification Code (if applicable), should not be more than 250 words and should adequately describe the work and highlight its significance. The abstract should only include text. Avoid the use of abbreviations and references in the abstract.
  • Every manuscript should be labeled as being:
    • A Research Paper
    • A Review
    • A Case Study
    • A Dissertation or Thesis Chapters
    • A Book Review
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively. The title of the table should be placed above the table. The source should be indicated at the bottom. Please provide table(s) as real table(s) with rows, columns and cells. Each piece of information should reside in its own cell.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively. Wherever necessary, the source should be indicated at the bottom. The figures should also be given relevant titles.
  • All tables, charts, graphs, diagrams should be black and not in colour. The images should be of high resolution and in black and white only. Number and complexity of such exhibits should be as low as possible. All charts and graphs should be drawn legibly and figures should be indicated in millions and billions.
  • References should be included at the end of the paper. All the references should be cited in the body of the text. References and citations should be complete in all respects and arranged in alphabetical order.
  • Display formulae and mathematical equations should be numbered serially. Equations should be typewritten and use the form (1).
  • Footnotes, italics, and quotation marks should be kept to the minimum.
  • The primary heading should be in capitalized form (Uppercase), and boldface. The sub-headings should be in title case capitalization (first letter of each word in capital) and in bold.
  • Manuscripts not accepted for publication will not be send back to contributors. Contributors whose papers are accepted or rejected will be informed by email only.
  • The authors must mention the topic of the paper that is being submitted for reviewal (e.g., Computer Science & Engineering, Civil Engineering, Management – HR, Marketing, Finance, etc., Law – Company, Civil, Corporate, etc., Medical Science – Anatomy, Cardiology, Veterinary Sciences, etc.).
  • We will not accept hard copies of the papers. Please make optimum use of our online portal https://ijasrd.org and click on ‘Online Submission’ to submit your paper online. The paper has to be submitted in MS Word format only. There is no charge for submitting papers for blind review.
  • Authors needing assistance should first go through the Submission Guidelines, and still, if you have any specific queries, then please contact the Managing Editor, Mr. I. Arul Edison Anthony Raj, at [email protected] or (+91) 9944 500 840.

Copyright

To enable the Publisher to protect the copyright of the journal, authors must send a signed coy of the Author Disclosure Form for Reviewal (when a paper is submitted for review) and the Pre Publication Author Disclosure Form (after a paper is accepted for publication). Only the Author Disclosure Form needs to be submitted when a paper in being submitted for reviewal and possible publication in International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD).

Review Process

  1. After a paper is received, it is sent to the subject matter expert for blind review.
  2. The review process takes 5 – 10 days.
  3. Manuscripts are judged on the basis of the following criteria.
    1. Originality of the content,
    2. Adequacy of the Literature Review,
    3. Conceptual rigor,
    4. Logical and technical soundness,
    5. Organization of the content,
    6. Writing quality,
    7. Theoretical / Policy Implications of the Research
    8. Limitations of the Study and Scope for Further Research, and
    9. References.
  4. The Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor reserve the right to accept or refuse an article for publication, without assigning any reasons.
  5. After the review process is completed, the authors will be informed about the decision of the reviewers by email.

After a Paper is Accepted for Publication

  1. If a paper is accepted for publication, the authors will be informed by email about the acceptance.
  2. If the paper is accepted for publication, then the authors are required to remit a processing fee of ₹2500 per paper (to be paid by any ONE author – this clause is applicable only AFTER a paper is accepted for publication). The processing fee for International author is USD 100 (to be paid by any ONE author).
  3. An electronic version of the manuscript in MS Word would be required once the paper is accepted for publication.
  4. Each author of the paper will have to sign and self attest the Pre-Publication Author Disclosure Form and the scanned soft copy of this form has to be submitted to the Editorial Office of International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD).
  5. Copyright of published articles will rest with International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD).
  6. The final draft is subject to editorial amendments to suit the journal’s requirements.

Style and Punctuation Must be in Accordance with the Following

  • Uniform Font: ‘Century Schoolbook’, Font Size: 11, Black.
  • Table(s) Font: ‘Century Schoolbook’, Font Size: 11, Black.
  • The table(s) title should be at the Top of the table. For example:Table – 1: Demographic Profile of the Respondents
  • Figure(s) Font: ‘Century Schoolbook’, Font Size: 11.
  • The figure(s) title should be at the Top of the Figure. For example:Figure – 1: Textures and their Corresponding Texton Distributions“.
  • Main Heading should be written as: “RESULTS AND DISCUSSION”
  • Sub Headings should be written as: “Classification of the Respondents Based on Factors Influencing Online Shopping”.
  • In tables, raw codes should not appear. E.g., Adv_1, Govt_3. The factors should be proper statements labeled as per the paper and need to be written rather than being presented in the form of SPSS codes.
  • All Table and Figure numbers should be included in the Discussion part of the text (avoid phrases like – the below table, the above table; instead, mention the appropriate Table / Figure numbers). Please do not number the Figure / Tables as Figure / Table 1.1, Figure / Table 1.2. Number the Tables / Figures consecutively as Table 1 / Figure 1, Table 2 / Figure 2 and so on.

Referencing

References and citations should be complete in all respects in order to enable readers to look up the source materials and most importantly, to demonstrate that your paper is well – researched and gives credit to the author(s) of the source materials.

References should be included at the end of the paper. All the references should be referred to in the text and arranged in alphabetical order. Authors are requested to include only a list of cited References and not a Bibliography. Reference to a citation in the text should be made by means of the author’s name followed by the year of publication in parenthesis. The references must follow the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA) (Sixth Edition).

When quoting directly or indirectly from a source, the source must be acknowledged in the text by author name and year of publication. If quoting directly, a location reference such as page number(s) or paragraph number is also required.

⇒ EXAMPLE OF A BOOK

Keller, K. L. (2003). Strategic brand management: Building, measuring and managing brand equity (2nd ed.) New Jersey: Prentice Hall. [In text citation: Keller, 2003].

⇒ BOOKS (WITH MORE THAN THREE AUTHORS)

Giddens, A., Dessler, G., Dooley, D., & Smucker, M.K. (1979). Central problems in social theory. Action, structure and contradiction in social analysis (Vol. 3, pp.719-729). Berkeley: University of California Press. [In text citation: Giddens, Dessler, Dooley, & Smucker, 1979].

⇒ CHAPTER OF A BOOK

Kotler, P., & Gertner, D. (2004). Country as brand, product and beyond: A place marketing and brand management perspective. In N. Morgan, & A. Pritchar (Eds.). Destination branding: Creating the unique destination proposition (pp. 40-56). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. [In text citation: Kotler & Gertner, 2004]

⇒ BOOKS (EDITED)

Giddens, A., & Perlez, J. (Eds.) (1979). Central problems in social theory. Action, Structure and contradiction in social analysis (Vol. 3, pp.719-729). Berkeley: University of California Press. [In text citation: Giddens & Perlez, 1979]

⇒ JOURNAL ARTICLE

Arumugam, C., & Asokan, M. R. (2016). A Factual Report on Electronics and Computer Technology Industries from 2003 to 2012 in India. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD), 3 (3), 40 – 43. [In text citation: Arumugam & Asokan, 2016].

⇒ JOURNAL ARTICLE WITH DOI

Santosh, K., Subrahmanyam, S. E. V., & Reddy, N. T., (2016). Major Milestones of Financial Inclusion in India – An Analytical Study. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD), 3 (3), 24 – 34. doi: 10.17010/ijasrd/2016/v3i3/3305. [In text citation: Santosh, Subrahmanyam, & Reddy, 2014].

⇒ JOURNAL ARTICLE FROM A SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE

Alden, C., & Davies, M. (2006). A profile of the operations of Chinese multinationals in Africa. South African Journal of International Affairs, 13 (1), 83-96. Retrieved from the EBSCO database. [In text citation: Alden & Davies, 2006].

⇒ CONFERENCE PAPER IN PRINT PROCEEDINGS

Chowdhury, P. R., & Anuradha, A. (2016). “The Effect of Currency Fluctuation on Foreign Direct Investment: A Study with Respect to India”. In S. Yuvaraj (Eds.). Emerging Trends in Business Excellence and International Business – India’s Perspectives. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored International Seminar held in University of Madras, Chennai, 16 September, 2016 (pp. 01 – 08). Nedungadu, PY, IND, International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research & Development (IJASRD). [In text citation: Chowdhury & Anuradha, 2016].

⇒ CONFERENCE PAPER FROM THE INTERNET

Balakrishnan, R. (2016, March 25-26). Why aren’t we using 3d user interfaces, and will we ever? Paper presented at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. doi:10.1109/VR.2006.148. [In text citation: Balakrishnan, 2006].

⇒ UNPUBLISHED CONFERENCE PAPER

Brown, S., & Caste, V. (2014, May). Integrated obstacle detection framework. Paper presented at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Detroit, MI. [In text citation: Brown & Caste, 2004].

⇒ CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Bickman, L., & Ellis, H. (Eds.). (1990). Preparing psychologists for the 21st century: Proceedings of the National Conference on Graduate Education in Psychology, University of Utah, 1988. Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum. [In text citation: Bickman & Ellis, 1990].

⇒ THESIS

Eniola, S. (2006). Customer satisfaction in the mobile telecommunications industry in Nigeria (Unpublished Doctoral Thesis), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden. [In text citation: Eniola, 2006].

⇒ DISSERTATION FROM THE WEB

Angelova, A. N. (2004). Data pruning (Master’s Thesis). Retrieved from http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05282004-000943 [In text citation: Angelova, 2004].

⇒ WEB SOURCES

Girdharwal, N. (2007). A study of physicians’ behavior towards marketing of pharmaceutical products: A case study of Indian market. Retrieved from http://www.pharmainfo.net/reviews/study-physicians-behaviour-towardmarketing-pharmaceutical-products-case-study-indian-market [In text citation: Girdharwal, 2007].

⇒ NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

Patankar, S. (2012, October, 2). Green IT to double to $70bn by 2015: Gartner. The Times of India, p.5.

⇒ ONLINE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

Patankar, S. (2012, October, 2). Green IT to double to $70bn by 2015: Gartner. The Times of India. Retrieved from http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-02/software-services/34217449_1_sustainability-carbonemissions-productivity-and-drive-growth.

⇒ NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WITH NO AUTHOR

Green IT to double to $70bn by 2015: Gartner. (2012, October, 2). The Times of India, p.5.

⇒ GOVERNMENT REPORT

Economic and Statistical Organization Punjab. (2011). Environment statistics of Punjab. Retrieved from http://pbplanning.gov.in/pdf/environment2011.pdf.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR MANUSCRIPTS TO

Email the soft copy to: [email protected]

OR

(Preferable) Click on ‘Online Submission’ to submit your paper online. LINK: https://ijasrd.org/online-submission/