Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Checklist

Authors are required to check their manuscript with the journal criteria during the submission process, and manuscripts that do not adhere to the following guidelines may be returned to authors:

  • The submission has not been previously published or submitted for consideration in another journal.
  • All submission files must be in Microsoft Word format.
  • The URLs for the references should include the date and place, when data was retrieved, along with the full link to the source.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables should be included within the text at the appropriate place, rather than at the end.
  • The text complies with the journal’s format and bibliographic requirements.
  • The manuscript has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation
Authors Guidelines
  • Manuscript template* (Authors are instructed to submit the formatted manuscript excluding the authors’ identifying details such as Affiliations, Funding information, Acknowledgment, Author’s declaration, etc.)
    Click here to download Manuscript template
  • Cover letter template* (Please provide all the necessary details mentioned in the template accordingly and DO NOT INCLUDE THE SAME IN THE MANUSCRIPT)
    Click here to download Cover letter template
  • Manuscript Submission Process

    Details required during online submission

    • Full name of the corresponding author
    • Complete postal address of the corresponding author
    • E-mail address and phone or fax number/s of corresponding author
    • ORCID ID of all the authors
    • Full title of your article
    • Authors: Full list of author and co-authors (No change will be possible in the sequence of the author (s) names and/or add/delete the name(s) after the decision of review report, in any case)
    • Article type: Original research articles, case studies, short communications, reviews & mini-reviews, and invited editorials
    • Abstract (maximum 300 words)
    • Status of the article: Original, revised, resubmitted, or accepted
    • Classification scheme: Name of the research area
    • Keywords (maximum 5)
    • Permission to reproduce published material
    • Article file format: Microsoft Word files only
    • Number of figures/tables
    • Length of the manuscript to be submitted: There is no limit to the length of regular articles.
    • The article should include all possible technical details including tables, figures, notes, and references

    Manuscripts should include an abstract (maximum 300 words). It should be informative and should emphasize the novel findings of the study. It should be divided into 5 categories:

    • Background: The phenomenon, survey, reviews the origin of the problem. The abstract should give readers concise and correct information about the material of the article in the given headings.
    • Purpose: Explain the purpose of carrying out this study/analysis
    • Methods: The framework of the calculations/observations
    • Results: Prediction/analysis or comparisons, short idea with the existing theories or experimental results
    • Conclusions: In the context of new results, its significance

    Please provide 3-5 keywords relevant to the submitted manuscript


    Abbreviations should be mentioned at first instance during the text itself and be used consistently thereafter


    Manuscripts should be submitted in a Microsoft Word file format (template enclosed above). Use normal, plain text for font setting (e.g., 10-point, Times New Roman) and provide italics style for emphasis during the text. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages and do not use field functions. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets to make tables. Use the equation editor or Math Type for writing/inserting equations. The text of the manuscript should be divided into sections such as Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and Future Scope), with the use of section headings and sub-headings. The manuscript should follow the sequential numerical scheme for the equations, tabular material, figures, and references.



    Cite references in the text in Roman numbers like [1], [2-4], and/or [6-7, 9-11]. Example: as mentioned in earlier sentence [1] you have to include the reference. If for a particular point or information, you need to quote two or three references, then you can use them in this way [2-4]. Further, in order to quote the references that are not in sequence, you can quote in the following manner then you can use the way [2-4, 6-8].

    References List

    The list of references can include works that are cited in the text that have been published, accepted for publication, communicated, or submitted. Personal communications unpublished works, and thesis can also be included in the Reference List.

    Article from Journal
    • Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., DeNiro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001).
    • Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing,44(3), 213–245.
    Article by DOI
    • Slifka, M. K., &Whitton, J. L. (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.1007/ s001090000086
    • Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
      Online Document
    • Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. her_res/lib_archives/archives/200604.pdf Accessed 25 June 2007.

    All tables must be numbered using Roman numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in a consecutive numerical order. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.

    Artwork and illustrations

    For the illustrations, it is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided. Supply all figures electronically. Name your figure files with “Fig” and the figure number, e.g., Fig.1, Fig.2 etc.

    Figure lettering

    To add lettering, it is best to use Arial (sans serif fonts). Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–10 pt). The variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label. Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc.

    Appendix Numbering

    All appendices are to be numbered using Roman numerals. Appendix parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more Appendix, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text.

    Figure Captions

    Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. No punctuation is to be included after the number. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.


    If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Chitkara University Publications will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other open and free sources should be used.

    After acceptance

    TUpon acceptance of the article, the author/s will receive a copyright transfer form. Once the Author/s application has been completed, the article will be processed and the author/s will receive the proofs. Authors will be asked to grant the copyright of the article to the Chitkara University Publications for exclusive publication and dissemination rights. This will ensure the inclusive possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws, and the accepted article will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License-4.0.

    Colour illustrations

    Publication of color illustrations is free of charge

    Galley Proof

    The purpose of Galley Proof for the author is to check for typesetting, conversion errors, completeness, and accuracy of the text, tables, and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title, and authorship, are not allowed without the prior approval of the journal editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article excluding to additional name of the author (s).

    Article in Press

    The accepted manuscript will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI.

    Language of the Research Paper

    The manuscript and all related communications must be in the English language only

    Instructions for the Special Issue

    Contact the editor, before you would like to submit your proposal for a special issue. While submitting your thematic issue, please include the following information:

    • Name and details of special issue editors with their CVs
    • Theme of the special issue
    • Name(s) of the author(s) of a particular article(s)
    • Abstracts of the proposed articles (100-200 words)
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