Instructions for Author

Peer Review Process
All research articles, review articles and policy papers are reviewed by two peer reviewers using a double blind reviewing process. This includes submissions from the editors or from reviewers. Care is taken to ensure that submissions are reviewed by members of the team with knowledge of the subject area but who do not have a conflict of interest. The anonymous review process has been ensured by Preparing Anonymous Review

  • The contributors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically through OJS submission link:
  • All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent / anonymous expert referees (one foreign from technologically developed country and one local expert)
  • The reviewing process takes approximately two to three months to complete
  • The author / authors of selected papers is/are required to submit a Certificate of Proof Reading from an English Language Expert & Declaration Certificate.  

Publication Charges
The processing fee of Rs. 5000 and publishing fee of Rs. 15000 will be applicable from effective January 1st, 2023.

Submission of Manuscript
Electronic Submission is preffered correspondence regarding publication should be address to the Managing Editor on and

Manuscript Requirements
The authors are directed to follow these guidelines to submit their manuscripts:  

The files should be in Microsoft Word format (docx). The font style and size should be verdana and 12 with Double Line spacing.

Manuscript Length
Articles should be between 4000 to 8000 words including all text (references, appendices etc.)

Article Title
A tile of not more than 19 words should be provided. The title should clearly represents the manuscript avoiding ambiguities 

Author Details
The author/authors details should be provided in not more than 100 words. In case of co-authorship, the authors should be mentioned in order of their authorship. The following information is required:
Name and affiliated institute with complete addressE-mail address of author/ authorsCorresponding author 

Abstract should be consisted of 150 to 200 words explaining the main intent, scope and significance of the paper. It should clearly explain the employed methodological procedures, major findings, theoretical as well as practical implications of the study, conclusions and relevant recommendations

Author should provide relevant and short keywords (minimum: 5, maximum: 10) that represent their work.

The headings should be concise, clear and followed by APA (7th Ed.) as:
Level One Heading (centered, bold, upper and lowercase)

Level Two Heading (flush left, bold, upper and lowercase)

Level three heading. (indented, bold, upper and lower case, text follows immediately after the period)

Level four heading. (indented, bold, italicized, lowercase except first letter and proper nouns, ends with
a period, text follows immediately after the period)

Level five heading. (indented, italicized, lowercase except first letter and proper nouns, ends with a
period, text follows immediately after the period.

Notes, Endnotes
Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article

The author should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams & Brown, 2006) citing both names of two authors or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:
  • Book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The guide to everything and then some more stuff. New York, NY: Macmillan.

Chapter of a Book:
Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker & L. A. Ratner (Eds.), Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation and ethnicity (pp. 53-76). New York, NY: Greenwood.

Book Reviews:
Dent-Read, C., & Zukow-Goldring, P. (2001). Is modeling knowing? [Review of the book Models of cognitive development, by K. Richardson]. American Journal of Psychology114, 126-133.
  • Journal Article with DOI:
Paivio, A. (1975). Perceptual comparisons through the mind's eye. Memory & Cognition3, 635-647. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Journal Article without DOI (when DOI is not available):
Becker, L. J., & Seligman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energy crisis. Journal of Social Issues37(2), 1-7.
Hamfi, A. G. (1981). The funny nature of dogs. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from
  • Online Newspaper Articles:
Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation's rewards. The New York Times. Retrieved from
  • Encyclopedia Articles:
Brislin, R. W. (1984). Cross-cultural psychology. In R. J. Corsini (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 319-327). New York, NY: Wiley.
  • Technical and Research Reports (often with corporate authors)
Hershey Foods Corporation. (2001, March 15). 2001 Annual Report. Retrieved from
  • Website with no author or date of publication:
Census data revisited. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2009, from Harvard, Psychology of Population website,

For further guidance on APA 7th Edition, please follow the link: Reference guide