St. Xavier’s College

ALUVA, KERALA - Established in 1964

Govt Aided College Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Re-accredited by NAAC with A grade.

Instructions to Authors

INSTRUCTION TO AUTHORS

Research Article (not exceeding 4000 words) should be the result of original, unpublished research work in various academic disciplines

Review articles (not exceeding 4000 words) are expected to survey and discuss current development in a field.

Short Communication (not exceeding 2000 words) are brief accounts on projects undertaken. They should include a brief abstract and an introductory paragraph.

Manuscript: Preparation the manuscript should be ordered as follows: Title page, abstract, keywords, text, acknowledgement, references, figure and table legends, figure and tables. All manuscript should be typeset in Ms. Word (Font Times New Roman size 12 points) double spaced with least 1 margin from all side. Manuscript page should be serially numbered.

Title page : The first page must contain the title of the paper, the names of authors, affiliations and address of the corresponding authors should be provided in full.

Abstract : The second page must contain an abstract of not more than 200 words and 3-5 key words.

Text : The text of an article should be divided into introduction, Materials, and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion

Table and figures : All figures and table should be included as separate sheets or files, are to be numbered using Arabic numerals and be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figures should be uploaded separately, not embedded in the article file. Soft copies of figures in Tagged image Format or joint Photographic Experts Group (TIFF or JPEG) with at least 300 dpi resolutions in grayscale mode are preferred. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables, Legends to table and figures may be provided on a separate page.

AbbreviationsCharacters and units: Define abbreviations that are not standard in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Superscripts and ambiguous characters should be clearly indicated. Units of measure should be metric or preferably, Sl.

Acknowledgement: The acknowledgement of people, grants, fund, etc. should be given at the end of the paper, before the reference list and should be as brief as possible. The names of funding organization should be written in full.

References: The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should be mentioned in the text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work