Instruction to Authors

Instruction to Authors

Submissions

Prospective authors should ensure their papers meet the journal scope and must adhere to the author guidelines. Every submission must spell out the implications of findings in the paper (these should be mentioned in the introduction, objectives, and research methodology, discussion and conclusion sections of your paper.) Papers which focus on findings for specific sectors without adequate attention to the objectives of the study will not be accepted.

In general only research-based submissions will be considered. Such submissions may be any type of research, including technical or conceptual.

 

There are several types of submissions that GIMRJ generally rejects:

  • Viewpoints, literature reviews or general reviews of a field or topic
  • Papers that require mathematics to develop, test or analyze concepts or findings (these require non-mathematical explanations for the readership of GIMRJ)
  • Questionnaire-based studies based on convenience samples that expand previous studies only moderately (these should focus on a new topic, and argue convincingly that convenience sampling is necessary, to be acceptable)

Review process

Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to independent referee for peer review. Based on their recommendation, as well as consultation between relevant Editorial Board members the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.

 

Copyright

Publishing paper with this journal means that the author or authors retain the copyright in the paper. This journal is granted an exclusive non commercial reuse license by the author(s), but the author(s) are able to put the paper onto a website, distribute it to colleagues, give it to students, use it in your thesis etc, so long as the use is not directed at commercial advantage or toward private monetary gain. The author(s) can reuse the figures and tables and other information contained in their paper published by this journal in future papers or work without having to ask anyone for permission, provided that the figures, tables or other information that is included in the new paper or work properly references the published paper as the source of the figures, tables or other information, and the new paper or work is not direct at private monetary gain or commercial advantage.

 

Final Revised Submission 

The author must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. Before submitting, authors should check their submission completeness using the available Author Guidelines and Submission Checklist.

Manuscript Requirements

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:

Format

All files should be submitted as a Word document (docx.).

Language
Authors use language is English, Marathi, Hindi (If you are using Regional Language please write your title, Abstract, Keyword & References in English language).

Article Length

Articles should be between 3000 and 6000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. Please allow 280 words for each figure or table.

Article Title

A title of not more than twelve (12) words should be provided.

Article Title Page

An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article using the followings:

  • Article Title
  • Author Details (see below)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author Biographies
  • Structured Abstract (see below)
  • Keywords (see below)
  • Article Classification (see below)

Author Details

Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:

  • Full name of each author
  • Affiliation of each author, at time research was completed
  • Where more than one author has contributed to the article, details of who should be contacted for correspondence
  • E-mail address of all contributor authors
  • Brief professional biography of each author.

 

Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract on the Article Title Page. On the Article Title Page, set out under 4-7 sub-headings:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)

Maximum is 300 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below).

Keywords

Please provide up to 7 keywords on the Article Title Page, which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.

Whilst we will endeavor to use submitted keywords in the published version, all keywords are subject to approval by ABC’s in house editorial team and may be replaced by a matching term to ensure consistency.

Article Classification

Categorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:

  • Research article
  • Case study
  • Short Technical paper
  • Working paper

Headings

Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.

Research Funding

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

Figures

All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form.

  • All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database.
  • Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Illustrator should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank MS Word document or saved and imported into an MS Word document or alternatively create a .pdf file from the origination software.
  • Figures which cannot be supplied in as the above are acceptable in the standard image formats which is: .pdf. If you are unable to supply graphics in this format then please ensure they are .tif, .jpeg, or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.
  • To prepare web pages/screenshots simultaneously press the “Alt” and “Print screen” keys on the keyboard, open a blank Microsoft Word document and simultaneously press “Ctrl” and “V” to paste the image. (Capture all the contents/windows on the computer screen to paste into MS Word, by simultaneously pressing “Ctrl” and “Print screen”.)
  • Photographic images should be submitted electronically and of high quality. They should be saved as .tif or .jpeg files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest resolution/quality possible.

Tables
Tables should be typed and included to the main body of the article (not in a separate file).

References

References to other publications should be in Roman Script and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database.

Submission Checklist

Submitted articles will only be considered for evaluation if they meet the following criteria: 

  1. Submitted papers MUST be written in English (If you are using Regional Language please write your title, Abstract, Keyword & References in English language).
  2. Articles need to be in MS Word format with file extension .doc or .docx, PDF and others cannot be accepted.
  3. The title should have references in Roman script {example (Robert, 2013)}. Numeric referencing style {example [3], [7] } cannot be accepted for evaluation.
  4. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  5. All the author(s) have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and to the inclusion of their name(s) as co-author(s).
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
  7. No additional authors will be added post submission, unless editors receive agreement from all authors and detailed information is supplied as to why the author list should be amended.

Processing Fees

Gurukul International Multidisciplinary Research Journal levies a processing charge of to cover the costs incurred by open access online publication. For every accepted article. This Charges paid when we send acceptance of your article by mail.

All payments must be made by account pay RTGS / IMPS / NEFT / Net Banking.

No. Of Authors Charges For SAARC Countries Authors Charges For Other Countries Authors
Single INR 1000 + Bank Charges USD 100 + Bank Charges
Double INR 1600 + Bank Charges USD 160 + Bank Charges
Additional per Author INR 700 + Bank Charges USD 70 + Bank Charges

Receipt of the Charges Deposit scanned copy send with copyright form by mail.

For international authors, pay via PayPal

https://www.paypal.me/Gurukuljournal

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