Author Guideline

Pre-submission considerations

Before starting your submission read the following guideline-

  1. The study must be original and should not be submitted elsewhere simultaneously. 
  2. The study must fall within the scope of the journal. If you have confusion regarding scope of your paper/study, consult with the editorial office (Editorial Assistant-Communication).
  3. The quality of writing should be standard i.e. language, presentation, expression, content. 
  4. It must contribute to the areas of information and knowledge management.

Manuscripts requirements 

Format: Two separate files should be provided in Microsoft Word format-

  • An initial title page along with author details and brief bio
  • Main article file without authors name or any indication.

Article length /word count: Articles should be between 3000 and 6000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the structured abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices. 

Article title: A concise and self-explanatory title should be provided.

Author details: The author detail must include-

  • Author name
  • Designation
  • Author affiliation
  • Author email address (institutional preferred).
  • ORCID iD

Biographies: A brief professional biography of not more than 100 words should be included with the title page for each author.

Structured abstract: All submissions must include a structured abstract, following the format outlined below.

  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings
  • Originality
  • Research limitations/implications (if any)
  • Practical implications (if any)
  • Social implications (if any)

The maximum length of the abstract should be 250 words in total, including keywords.

Keywords: Your submission should include 6 keywords at most.

Article classification: In the title page after abstract and keyword you must indicate the type of the article: 

  • Research Paper: Study on any type of research undertaken by the author(s), including the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical research, papers with a practical focus
  • Case Study: Describes actual experiences within organizations. It can be subjective and doesn’t generally report on research. This will covers a description of a case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise.
  • Viewpoint (On invitation only): Covers any study where content is dependent on the author's opinion and interpretation or reflection. This includes journalistic and magazine-style pieces.
  • Conceptual papers: Study that give emphasis on developing hypotheses or new ideas and is usually discursive in nature. Covers logical and philosophical discussions and comparative studies of other’s work, insight and thinking.

References: All references in your manuscript must be formatted using the APA (6th Edition) styles. 

In-text Citation:

References to other publications in your text should be written as follows:

Single author: (Khan, 2006)

Two authors: (Khan & Das, 2006)

Three or more authors: (Khan et al., 2006).



Sprio, R. L., & Stanton, W. (2008). Management of a sale force (12th ed.). New Delhi: McGraw-Hill.

Chapter in an edited book
Baker, F.M., & Lightfoot, O.B. (1993) Psychiatric care of ethnic elders. In A.C. Gaw (Ed.), Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness (pp. 517-552). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

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

Proceedings published regularly online
Herculano-Houzel, S., Collins, C. E., Wong, P., Kaas, J. H., & Lent, R. (2008). The basic no uniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 105, 12593–12598. doi:10.1073/pnas.0805417105

Web page 

Canaries, Inc. (1997, September 27). Towards a Canadian health IWAY: Vision, opportunities and future steps. Retrieved November 8, 2000, from

Other format of papers
For referencing of other types of papers or documents please visit: 

Acknowledgements (if any): The author/s must include all sources of external research funding in the acknowledgements section. It should narrate the role of the funder or financial sponsor/s in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

Manuscript Preparation

  • File type: Microsoft word (.doc, .docx)
  • Page Size: A4 format (8.27”x11.69”)
  • Text should be standard 12 point in Times New Roman Font. The title should be written in 14 point. 
  • The text should have 1.5 line spacing throughout and with a minimum of 1 inch margin in each side (left, right, top, and bottom). 
  • The main headings should be written in 12 point bold font in numbered sequence. The sub-headings should be written in 12 point italic font also in numbered sequence. The sub sub-headings should be written in 12 point normal font also in numbered sequence.


1. Introduction

2. Background of the study

3. Literature Reviews

4. Research Methodology
      4.1 Research approach
      4.2 Population and sample
      4.3 Data collection method
      4.4 Data analysis method 

5. Findings
      5.1 Application of smartphones in libraries
          5.1.1 Application in circulation service
          5.1.2 Application in reference services 

  • The tables should be given a numeric numbers and should be place on the top of each table. The table data should be written in 11 point and should be center aligned. Table name and header in bold type and table data in normal font. If the tables are too large it can be placed at the end of the article as appendix. Source of tables must be mentioned clearly, if adopted from elsewhere.


               Level of study









                                          Table 1: Demographic details of the respondents

  • The figures should be given numeric numbers and should be place at the bottom of each figure. The figure data should be written in 11 point and figure title should be center aligned. Source of figures must be mentioned clearly, if adopted from elsewhere.


                                  Figure 1: Demographic details of the respondents

  • The references should be mentioned in alphabetical order in numbered sequence at last of the manuscript following APA (6th Edition) citation style. 
  •  Footnotes can be added at the end of each page, if necessary.