Author Guidelines-Instructions

  • The author(s) are required to insert their ORCID at the submission stage within their user account in AJSET.
  • The author/co-author ORCIDs shall be embedded into article metadata in the online system of AJSET.
  • The minimum word limit for a quantitative study manuscript is 4000 words, including the list of references.
  • The manuscript of a qualitative and/or mixed-method study should be 5000-6000 words, including the list of references.
  • Before submission to AJSET, the manuscripts should be edited by an English language expert, preferably a native speaker.
  • Style of the referencing and citation should be ensured according to APA guidelines (7th edition).
  • An in-text citation style should be used with a list of references at the end of the manuscript.
  • AJSET reserves the right to edit, modify, and add to/delete the article or may request the corresponding author to do so.
  • The article's text shall be single-spaced, using 12-point font, and employing italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables shall be placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end of the manuscript.
  • A maximum of two manuscripts by an author shall be published in a single issue, one as the principal author and another as a co-author.
  • The manuscript already submitted elsewhere and under review for publication shall not be submitted to or accepted by the AJSET.
  • The corresponding author shall ensure that there is no conflict of interest between the principal author and the co-authors.
  • The corresponding author shall ensure that the manuscript is free of plagiarism and has a similarity of not more than 19%, which, if any, shall be properly cited with the original source(s).
  • The international standards of research ethics must be followed and ensured by the authors/co-authors.
  • Complete affiliation details of the authors/co-authors shall be provided at the submission stage of the manuscript.
  • The email ID of the corresponding author and ORCID of all authors will be published in the final accepted/approved manuscript.
  • A manuscript, once forwarded for the peer-review process in AJSET, cannot be withdrawn by the author(s).
  • The manuscripts considered for the peer-review process shall not be submitted/published elsewhere unless rejected by AJSET.
  • A manuscript forwarded to the editorial review or peer-review process does not mean the article has been accepted/approved for publication.
  • An acceptance letter may be issued for a manuscript after the peer-review process only if the editorial committee approves it for publication.
  • Peer-reviewed and approved manuscripts are published with a date of submission and a date of online publication.
  • Author(s) shall sign an agreement/undertaking allowing AJSET the non-exclusive right to circulate the article and all other derivative works, such as translations.
  • The author(s) are advised to carefully read the author guidelines and ensure that all the requirements and conditions of AJSET are fulfilled before submission of the manuscript.
  • The manuscript shall be submitted online as an MS Word file to the editorial team by registering and/or logging in to the user account on the AJSET website by the corresponding author.
  • For further details about the article structure and format, please click here.

 

[Last updated: April 14, 2024]