SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Submissions may be made electronically via e-mail to : jims@jimsjournal.org

Electronic submissions are preferred. Email the manuscript as an attached file. Please use MS Word only. The paper should be a maximum of TEN pages including appendices, references, figures and tables. The paper must be singled-spaced, printed at 10 points with 1-inch margins in any Times font. Page numbers should begin with 1 and the paper should not exceed ten pages in length. In general, the paper must be the way you want it to look in the publication. Hence tables must be placed where you want them to appear. Papers are to be prepared in English and totally edited to avoid grammatical and typographical errors. Papers must be written in a clear concise manner for ease of reading and interpretation.The manuscript should be professionally proofread before the submission. You can use www.editavenue.com for proofreading.

Manuscript Format

Page number should begin with the number 1 and be centered at the bottom of the page in a Times font at 10 points. The manuscript must be single-spaced with 1 inch margins(2.54 cm) on all four sides and not exceed ten pages in length. There will be an EXTRA charge for each published page exceeding the page limit. The entire paper must be in any Times font at 10 points with the exception of the title, which must be an 16 point and bold. The paper should begin with title, author's information (10 point font and lower case), and the word "abstract" (10 point font, bold and capitalized) each of which must be centered. The balance of the paper should be fully justified.

As for line spacing, it must be 14points between each line. It should be title on the first line or lines and then author's information with one line per author and no blank lines between the title and author's information. The author's information line should contain first name, last name and institutional affiliation. Leave two blank lines between author's information and the word abstract. Leave one blank line between the word abstract and the abstract itself. Leave two blank lines between the abstract and the body of the manuscript. Please do not use columns. Please omit headers and footers. References need to be consistent and in a generally accepted format. Every sub-heading should be bold and capitalized. The manuscript should be in one file entirely in Microsoft Word. No other software may be used.

Cover Page

Each submission should include a separate file for the cover page. 1) a cover page (with title, author(s) names and contact information, at least 3 key search words pertinent to the article; and the topic of research). 2) biographical statements for each author (position and research interests)

Papers submitted earlier will be reviewed immediately and participants will be acknowledged within 48 hours. All submissions are subject to a two person blind peer review process.

 

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