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Author Guidelines

  1. Authors are required to sign up with HEOS for manuscript submission.

  2. Manuscripts must be written in good English and are to be  submitted through 

    1. online submission system OR

    2. email:  

  3. Manuscripts are to be submitted as a single MS-Word file including all materials. Two copies of manuscript are required to be submitted 1) blind copy without authors details; 2) copy with authors details. Style sheet template is available for download. 

  4. On the first page of the manuscript the author is to include 

    1. the complete title 

    2. the affiliations of all authors and the corresponding author

    3. full address of all authors and the corresponding author

  5. On the second page, the author is to include an abstract of 150 to 250 words. Authors must briefly and explicitly write down the key objectives, observations and assumptions of the work; a good description of what has been done is to be provided in 150-250 words.

  6. Articles are to be written in British English. 

  7. Any word or words to be abbreviated is to be written in full when first mentioned followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis. All foreign words to be written within single inverted commas.

  8. Each form of illustration is to be submitted as sequentially numbered figures, and the illustrations are to be incorporated into the main body of the manuscript.

  9. Tables are to be numbered and headed with short titles. As with illustrations, they are to be inserted in the main manuscript text. The numbers and titles to be written on top of figures/tables/diagrams. 

  10. Acknowledgements are to appear at the end of the text. Please also include 50- word biography of the authors. 

  11. Authors are to include at least 15 to 20 references. The references are in accordance to APA citations version 7. 

  12. Click the link to APA Style version 7 citation guidelines.

  13. All changes made by authors after the first copyedit must be highlighted.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright of the article and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that his or her submitted works do not infringe any other existing copyright. Authors should obtain letters of permission to reproduce or adapt copyright material and enclose copies of these letters with the final version of the accepted manuscript.

The author indemnifies the editors and publisher against any breach of such a warranty.