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Author Guidelines

Submissions of Manuscripts:

Submissions for the First Edition of the Independent Student Journal shall be made online. Authors must register and create an ‘Author’ account for the purposes of uploading and submitting manuscripts. Authors should pay attention to the ‘Submission Preparation Checklist’ and the stylistic conventions indicated within.

Submissions of manuscripts should be uploaded as two unprotected OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or PDF files. One file should include the title page with Author’s biographical information. For the purposes of Blind Peer-Review, the second file should be void of personal information or identifying remarks. This includes eliminating author identification properties contained within the file type. See Ensuring a Blind Reivew instructions for further information.

Manuscripts shall initially be reviewed by the appropriate Section Editor. If deemed appropriate, the manuscript shall undergo the Peer-Review progress. Pursuant to the Review Policy, manuscripts should be returned to Authors within a two to three period period with relevant comments, or recommendations. If significant or fundamental errors, inaccuracies, or areas of legal concern have been identified, Authors shall be invited to amend the manuscript.

A final proof shall be made available to Authors by way of email. Authors are invited to review a downloadable PDF document containing the publication-bound manuscript. Authors are reminded that afterthoughts cannot be incorporated at the final proof stage.

Author Biographical Information:

The following should be included as part of Author’s biographic information, and applies to all co-authors:

  • Author’s name
  • Email address
  • Academic Institution
  • Programme of Study
  • Title of Article
  • Total number of words

Licence Form:

The Journal requires Authors to sign a Licence Form of all manuscripts accepted for publication, which shall be emailed to Authors. Acceptance of the License Form is a prerequisite for publication, and is non-negotiable. Signature of a License Form does not affect ownership of copyright material or the copyright of the material. Pursuant to the Licence Agreement, Authors shall retain the right to publish the submitted Article in other forms of print and digital media in various circumstances. Please contact the Editor-In-Chief regarding any Licence Form questions.


Authors shall ensure submissions conform to the following formatting requirements:

  • Uploaded as two unprotected OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or PDF files
  • Text is single-spaced, and employs 11 point font
  • Footnoting appearing on the same page as the relevant text, and indicated in Arabic numerals
  • Employees the appropriate citation and referencing convention. See Section Policies for more information
  • Bibliographies should be included as part of the submission. Bibliographies shall not be published


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or PDF document file format
  3. Where available, URLs for the references and citations have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal
  5. Ensure instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed

Copyright Notice

Authors retain the copyright and grant to the Journal the right to publish under license.

Authors retain the right to use their article (provided you acknowledge the published original in standard bibliographic citation form) in the following ways, as long as you do not sell it or give it away in ways that would conflict with our commercial business interests:

  • Internal educational or other purposes of your own institution or company;
  • Mounted on your own or your institutions website;
  • Posted to free public servers of preprints and or article in your subject area;
  • Or in whole or in part, as the basis for your own further publications or spoken presentations.


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