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Author Guidelines

General Guidelines for Author

  • Submit article via an online portal of the journal.
  • More than 3 author's submission are not allowed. (It will Rejected directly)
  • Send us cover letter with 3 suggested reviewers (referees) 1 national and 2 International.
  • Upload complete manuscript (with complete author details (1.e, affiliation and email)
  • Blinded Manuscript (without authors details)
  • Keywords minimum and maximum 5
  • Write JEL classification code up to 5.
  • Keep font name use New Times Roman in complete manuscript.
  • Title of the article font size should be 14.
  • Body text font size should be 12 in complete manuscript.
  • Core heading font size should be 16.
  • Sub-headings font size should be 12.
  • Line-spacing in text of the manuscript keep 1.15.
  • Table font size should be 10.
  • Table line spacing should be single.
  • Must follow APA 6th format for in-text citation and in references list.
  • Use endnote for in-text citation and in references list (highly recommended)
  • The submission has not been previously published or submit to any other journal.
  • Use Google Drawings App to draw/make the figures.
  • Similarity Index should be less than 15%

Submission Information
Submission is accepted throughout the year. The number of weeks between article submission to publication is 16 weeks. All submissions in Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx) should be sent via online portal of the journal https://ijmres.pk/index.php/IJMRES/user/register. All submission is subject to double-blind peer review and should follow the IJMRES format.

Submission of the Manuscript

The author(s) have required to submit the 3 files at the time of the new submission. The following file should be submitted:

  • Complete Manuscript with all author(s) name and their affiliation 
  • Blinded Manuscript
  • Cover Letter with 3 suggested reviewer's details (2 International + 1 National)

Article structure

Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Keep 250 count words for the abstract.

Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a up to minimum of 5 keywords, using British spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

JEL Classification codes
Please provide up to 5 standard JEL codes. The available codes may be accessed at JEL.

For an Original Research Manuscript, the manuscript should be arranged with 6 core headings that are as follow:

1. Introduction

2. Literature Review

3. Data and Methodology (for secondary data) / Research Methodology (for Primary data)

4. Result and Discussion

5. Conclusion and Policy Implementation

6. References

Note: (Subheadings may be change in each article but 6 core headings must be mentioned in each article)

Figures

  • The figures should be draw by using the "google drawings" or
  • Paste the figure in the manuscript as an image.
  • Do not draw the figure manually by using the word drawings.
  • Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title.

Tables 

  • Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.
  • Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end.
  • Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.
  • Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
  • Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

References

The IJMRES follows the APA 7th editor for in-text citations and for references list.

APA In-text citations

Author type Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
One author (Smith, 2020) Smith (2020)
Two authors (Smith & Jones, 2020) Smith and Jones (2020)
Three or more authors (Smith et al., 2020) Smith et al. (2020)
Organization (Soneri, 2020) Soneri (2020)

List of References

Basic Format:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of the work. Source where you can retrieve the work. URL or DOI if available

  1. Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initial as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name. Read more from the APA Style website if there are 21 or more authors.
  2. (Year).
  3. Title of the article. Note: For works that are part of a greater whole (e.g. articles, chapter), use sentence case. Only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized.
  4. Title of the Journal, Note: Italicize and capitalize each word in the journal.
  5. Volume Note: Italicize the journal volume. If there is no issue, include a comma before the page range.
  6. (Issue), Note: If there is a issue number in addition to a volume number, include it in parentheses.
  7. Page range. Note: If there is no page range within the journal volume/issue, this can be excluded.
  8. DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Read more about DOIs from the APA Style wesbite.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Add all authors name and their affiliation correctly when you register your account. Otherwise, system will consider the data that you enter on the time of registration of the online portal.
  • A cover letter that must have 2 Referee Suggestion (1 International & 1 Local)
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • For the referencing and formatting IJMRES follow APA 6th style.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file.
  • Manuscript without author details.
  • Manuscript with author details. (Name and Affiliation and email of all authors)
  • Follow complete journal formatting (including font name, size, line spacing, APA 6th etc.)
  • More than 3 author's submission are not allowed. (It will Rejected)

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