International Journal of World Policy and Development Studies
Print ISSN: 2415-5241
Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)
Manuscripts submitted to ARPG must contain original material. The submitted manuscript, or any translation of it, must neither be published nor be submitted for publication elsewhere. Violations of these rules will normally result in an immediate rejection of the submission without further review.
Contributions should be written in English and include 100-300 words abstract. ARPG’s journals usually welcome the following types of contributions:
* Original research articles
* Review articles, providing a comprehensive review on a scientific topic
Initial Review Process: All submitted manuscripts are strictly and thoroughly reviewed. In the initial review process, the editorial team examines the manuscript topic, format and data. The manuscript also undergoes the plagiarism checking process. If they find the manuscript is fit for the journal, they forward the manuscript for the peer-review process.
Peer Review Process: All submitted manuscripts will undergo a detailed peer review process (Double Blind Peer Review Process). An editor or editor in chief takes this responsibility to arrange the review process. This peer-review process takes about 40 days to be completed. In the double-blind peer review process, the manuscript undergoes many stages. Please view the Flowchart of Review Process.
Review Report: After completion of the peer review process the editor and editor in chief collects the review reports from two reviewers and takes the decision based on the comments of the reviewers. This decision is about acceptance, rejection or revision. A decision letter is prepared and sent to the corresponding author.
Revised Version of Manuscript: When the revised version of the manuscript is received, it again undergoes peer review process (Whenever necessary).
Acceptance: When a manuscript is accepted after the peer review process, an invoice is sent to the author to pay the publication fee. After the payment by the author, the manuscript is forwarded for further process for publication
Typesetting and Proofreading: The author is asked to format the manuscript according to ARPG’s template before it goes into typesetting and proofreading with the publisher. The author will receive the paper in PDF produced by ARPG for checking before it is published online.
If errors are found in a published manuscript author should report this to the editor or the publisher to retracting and correcting the manuscript (Retraction Policy).
Manuscript Submission Online
Respected authors may submit their manuscripts through the online submission system. For this, they are supposed to follow some easy steps.
a. Go to the desired journal’s webpage.
b. Click the button Submit Manuscripts located on the right side of the page.
c. Fill online submission form, attach manuscript and then click Submit button at the end of the page.
Note: Authors are requested to submit the manuscript in MS Word, not in PDF or any other format.
Manuscript Submission Through Email
The authors also may submit their manuscripts by email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
Submission Acknowledgement: After submission, the editorial team will acknowledge the submission and send email to the corresponding author with Paper ID.
After the submission author may inquire about the status of the submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For the status inquiry, authors need to send the title of the manuscript and mention the journal in which they have submitted the manuscript. Authors’ email will be responded in a short time.
Authors are asked to submit the manuscript written in the English language. Manuscripts written in another language are not acceptable.
Authors should suggest two potential reviewers. The editor may contact the potential reviewers, but it is not sure. While suggesting potential reviewers, authors must keep some points in mind.
Authors should suggest two potential reviewers who may be contacted by the editor if needed. While suggesting potential reviewers, authors must keep some points in mind.
a. Suggested reviewers should not be from co-authors.
b. Suggested reviewers should not be from an author’s university.
c. Suggested reviewers should not have any publication with authors during the last 5 years.
d. Suggested reviewers must have expertise in the respective field of study.
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Title: Paper must contain a full title, author’s full name, email address, affiliation and contact number.
Abstract: The Abstract of the manuscript should state the scope of the experiment and indicate significant data and point out major findings and conclusion. The submitted manuscript should be in MS Word and must have an abstract, not more than 350 words. The abstract should include background, experiment and conclusion.
Keywords: After abstract 4-6 keywords must be added.
Introduction: An introduction should include a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject and the proposed approach or solution. It should be easy and understandable.
Materials and Methods: There should be clearly explained Materials and methods to allow possible replication of the research. The true new research method should be described in detail; previously published methods should be cited and important modifications of published methods should be mentioned in detail.
Results: The results should be presented clearly and precisely. The results should be written in the past tense when describing the author’s findings. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense.
Discussion: The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in the past studies on this topic.
Conclusion: State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion section may include subheadings, and if appropriate, both sections can be combined.
Abbreviation: Abbreviated words should be written in full by mentioning in the parenthesis.
Illustration: Illustrations should be submitted sequentially with numbered figures. It should not be inserted in the manuscript but supplied after the main body of the text.
Tables: Tables should be added with the number and short heading.
Footnotes: These should be numbered consecutively in the text.
Acknowledgements: Acknowledgments should be included at the end of the paper and before the references.
Appendix: It should be added at the end of the manuscript.
Reference: All references should be listed at the end of the paper. All references should be completed as quoted in the following examples:
Example of Journal Reference:
Buckner, V. J. E., Castille, C. M.and Sheets, T. L. (2012). The Five Factor Model of personality and employees’ excessive use of technology. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(5): 1947-53.
Example of Book Reference:
Iucu, R. and PÄƒcurari, O. (2001). Initial and continuous training. Humanitas: Bucharest.
Example of Conference Reference:
Enache, R. and Herseni, I. (2010)."Reform and quality in Romanian teacher training".UNESCO Sub-regional Conference of the Countries from South East Europe Quality Education for All Through Improving Teacher Training, 22-24 aprilie 2010.Sofia. ISBN: 978-954-326-120-8. pp: 74-84.