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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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).
  • The article is original, does not infringe copyright laws or any other third-party property rights.
  • The manuscript has been reviewed and approved by all authors/co-author(s) and there is/are no other person(s) who satisfied the criteria for authorship but are not listed.
  • The similarity index is not more than 10% and all the quoted material and ideas taken from other sources are properly cited according LASSIJ requirements.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (version 2010 or above).
  • The text is single-spaced; used 12-point font; employed italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  • URLs for the online sources cited in the references have been provided.
  • Accept/agreed with the Article Processing Charge (publication fee policy) of the journal.

Author Guidelines

  • At maximum, only two manuscripts of an author shall be published in a single issue, i.e., one as a principal author and another as co-author, or both as a co-author.
  • A member of our editorial team i.e., editor(s) as well as editorial advisor(s) shall not submit manuscript(s) for publication in LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • The corresponding author shall ensure that there is no plagiarism in the manuscript, and the similarity is less than 10% (if any) and is properly cited with original source(s) where required.
  • The author(s) shall ensure that any data or idea taken from other sources are properly cited according to international standards of academic publishing and format/requirements of LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • The international standards of research ethics must be followed and ensured by the author(s) during designing, conducting, writeup and publication of the manuscript. 
  • The author(s) must insert their ORCID iD at submission stage within the relevant section of their user account in LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • The author(s) must allow their ORCID iDs to be embedded into the article metadata in the online system of LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • Complete affiliation details of the author(s) shall be provided at the submission stage of manuscript, and for all affiliations, if the author(s) are affiliated with more than one institution.
  • Both the official and personal Email IDs of corresponding author and ORCID iD of all authors will be inserted/printed on the final approved/published manuscript.
  • The minimum word limit for a manuscript of a quantitative study is 6000 words including the list of references.
  • Length of a manuscript with qualitative and/or mix-method study must be 8000-12000 words including the list of references.
  • The manuscripts shall be edited by an English language expert, preferably a native speaker, before, submission to LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • Style of the referencing and citations must be ensured according to APA guidelines (latest edition).
  • An in-text citation style shall be used for citing a reference with a complete list of the references at the end of the manuscript.
  • The author(s) shall reflect on their citation practices and ensure that globally reputed authors have been cited and, in particular, the authors from the country or countries of which the manuscript is written about.
  • LASSIJ-IDEA reserves the right to edit, modify, make addition or deletion to the article or may request the corresponding author to do so at any stage if necessary.
  • Text of the manuscript shall be single-spaced, used 12-point font, and employed 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.
  • The author(s) shall ensure that the manuscript is not already submitted and/or is under review for publication elsewhere.
  • The manuscript already submitted elsewhere and/or under review for publication shall not be accepted by the LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • The corresponding author shall ensure that there is no conflict of interest among the principal author and the co-authors.
  • A manuscript, once forwarded to peer-review stage in the LASSIJ-IDEA online system cannot be withdrawn by the author(s).
  • The manuscripts considered for the peer-review process shall not be submitted/published elsewhere, unless rejected by LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • A manuscript considered for the editorial review, or the peer-review processes does not mean an acceptance or approval for publication in LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • An acceptance letter for the manuscript may be issued after the peer-review processes, only if recommended by the editorial committee for publication in LASSIJ-IDEA.
  • The manuscript being editorial reviewed, peer reviewed, accepted by editorial committee, and approved by the Editor are published with a date of submission, date of revision, date of re-revision(s), date of acceptance and a date of the publication.
  • The author(s) must allow LASSIJ-IDEA with the non-exclusive right to circulate the manuscript and all other derivative works such as translations.
  • The author(s) shall carefully read the author guidelines and ensure that all the requirements and conditions of LASSIJ-IDEA are fulfilled before submission of the manuscript.
  • The manuscript shall be submitted through our online system in MS Word file to the editorial team.
  • The corresponding author is required to register and/or log-in to his/her user account on the website portal (online system) of LASSIJ-IDEA before submission of the manuscript.
  • The author(s) shall provide a signed agreement form according to our format with an undertaking that all the requirements of LASSIJ-IDEA are fulfilled before and during submission of the manuscript.

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