International Journal for Quality Research Guidelines and template for papers

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International Journal for Quality Research
Guidelines and template for papers
Manuscripts should describe the original work of the authors that has not been previously
published in a refereed journal and is not currently under consideration for publication in
another journal. By submitting to the Journal, the authors are taking public responsibilities
of the legality and originality of the work.
The paper should normally not exceed 7,000 words, excluding references. Paper size is
B5. Texts should be written in Microsoft Word format.
Title (12-Point Type Size, Uppercase, Bold and Centred)
The title page should include the name(s) of the author(s).
Names and affiliation with the full postal address of each affiliation, including the institution
name, country name and the e-mail address of each author.
There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the
essential elements needed to convey your manuscript:
Abstract should be viewed as a mini version of the paper and should not exceed 150
words. The Abstract should state the objectives and the scope of the investigation, the
methodology employed, and summarize the results and conclusions.
Key Words – Maximum of six words.
SUGGESTED STRUCTURE
Introduction should provide a review of recent literature and sufficient background
information to allow the results of the paper to be understood and evaluated. It should
clearly explain the nature of the problem, previous work, purpose and contribution of the
paper.
Body of the Paper
Clearly explain conceptual and theoretical framework, innovation description and results.
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An Experimental section, which should provide details of the experimental set-up
and the methods used for obtaining the results.
A Results section, which should clearly and concisely present data using figures
and tables where appropriate.
A Discussion section, which should describe the relationships and
generalizations shown by the results and discuss the significance of the results
making comparisons with previously published work. Because of the nature of
some studies, it may be appropriate to combine the Results and Discussion
sections into a single section to improve clarity and make it easier for the reader.
Use headings and subheadings as needed.
Conclusion should present one or more conclusions that have been drawn from the
results and subsequent discussion.
Acknowledgements
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section
before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full
(optional). Do not include author biographies.
References
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference
list.
References should appear in your reference section in alphabetical order (not numbered
as they appear in your text). The number of sources referred to in the manuscript should
be between 20 and 30.
The required format for references is APA style. Please check the following examples and
http://lib.westfield.ma.edu/citeapa
(Format for Books)
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Place of
publication: Publisher.
Note that the title of the book is in lower case letters and italicized. Place of publication
and publisher are given.
(Format for Journal Papers, print version)
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical,
Volume number (Issue number), page range.
Note that the journal title is set in italics.
(Format for Journal Papers, online version)
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical,
Volume number (Issue number), page range. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxxx or
Retrieved from http://xxxxxx
Note that the journal title is set in italics.
THE LAYOUT OF THE TEXT
Text: For the body of your document, use Times New Roman font, 10-point type size,
single-spaced. The whole document should be fully justified. No headers and footers, no
page numbers. Headings should be 12-point, sentence case, bold. Subheadings should be
10-point sentence case, bold.
Tables: Minimum 9-point type size, all captions should be sentence case and left oriented.
Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.
Equations should be on a separate line in the main body of the text and marked on the
right-hand side of the page with numbers in round brackets.
Figures must be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the
text and the caption as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Captions should be in sentence case and
centred. Images must be computer-designed and submitted as embedded images in your
document.
 Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
 Halftones, minimum of 9-point type size.
 Fonts: Times New Roman.
 Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
 Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
 Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized,
please 'save as' or convert the images to JPG formats (note the resolution
requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given
below):
o Vector drawings: always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
o Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300
dpi.
o Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
o Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of
500 dpi is required.
Please do not:
 Supply files that are too low in resolution.
 Submit figures that are disproportionately large for the content.
Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to
the relevant text in the manuscript.
PAPER SUBMISSION
Authors should submit their manuscripts online via the Journal's online submission system.
After the manuscript is submitted, the corresponding author will receive an
acknowledgment confirming receipt and a submission ID number. Article submission to the
journal and its publishing is free of charge. If you have any questions about the online
submission process, contact the Editorial Office by e-mail at [email protected]
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