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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • All figures are provided as separate image files (e.g. JPEG, PNG) in high resolution.
  • Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Only solicited articles from the graduates of the Alef Trust MSc programme are currently accepted.

All manuscripts should be original: neither previously published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. They should be prepared in accordance with the APA style (7th edition) and submitted electronically via the journal system (please Register/Login and follow the link "Make a new submission" above).

The article should follow the general structure: Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion. When preparting the manuscript, please consult APA Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) on what is to be included in all manuscript sections. See specific tables for reporting qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research.  

The length of the manuscript should not exceed 4000 words (excluding the references) and an abstract should be between 150 and 200 words. The suggested running head should be fewer than 50 characters (including spaces) and should consist of the article title or its abbreviated version. Please also include three to seven keywords and a biographical statement for the author up to 150 words. All figures need to be provided as separate image files (e.g. JPEG, PNG) in high resolution.

Submission Agreement

By submitting an article you understand and agree to our Submission Agreement and Guidelines below.

  • Your research article will be subject to the academic peer review process, which may involve requests for revisions from the journal’s editorial team. You will endeavour to complete these revisions within the agreed deadlines.

  • You agree to grant us the right to publish excerpts/links in related Alef Trust platforms and communications media (newsletters, social media, etc), as well as Electronic Archival Rights.

  • Published content will not receive any monetary payment.

  • Alef Trust assumes no responsibility or liability that may arise from your content. By submitting your article, you guarantee that it is your original work, it does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, or rights of any third party, and written permission to reprint copywritten material has been obtained if appropriate.

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