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Submission Guidelines


Instructions for Authors:
The journal encourages the submission of original unpublished works, not under consideration by other journals. The acceptance of an article implies the exclusive license of copyright to the Asian Research Consortium. Asian Research Consortium maintains high scientific standards. All submitted papers will therefore undergo a Double-blind refereeing process. The editor does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers. The responsibility for any statement or opinion in the articles is purely of the authors and editorial board disclaims legal responsibility for any assertion, opinion or interpretation of the author.

Preparation of Manuscripts:
Asian Research Consortium publishes English-language articles. The length of the paper should be less than 25 pages (less than eight thousand words). Translations of papers published in languages other than English will not be accepted for publication. Manuscripts should be typed in a Word format, single spaced, in Times New Roman font, size 12, with one-inch margins on all sides (Normal Margins). The authors should format the papers according to the following guidelines. The authors should note that the papers should follow the below indicated style since the first submission. In case of unconformity with the below instructions, the papers would not be taken into consideration:

(A) Title Page (First Page):
The title page should contain the following information:
(1) Title of the article.
(2) Complete name(s) of author(s), active e-mail(s) and institutional affiliation(s), respectively.
(3) Acknowledgement and/or any other special footnote should be given on this page.


(B) Abstract (100-150 Words + Keywords)

(C) Introduction

(D) Main Body :
It may Contain Literature Review about Research Variables, Methodology, Results, etc. The authors should note that Tables and Figures should be embedded inside the manuscript and be numbered consecutively. The number and short descriptive title should appear above each table and figure.

(E) Discussion and Conclusion

(F) References
Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. The authors should ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the references list (and vice versa). The authors should avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as in press implies that the item has been accepted for publication. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. In text, citations should include author(s) and year of publication:

(Davoudi & Fartash, 2012); or Davoudi & Fartash (2012).

Cite works with three or more authors, with the first author and "et al." :

Davoudi et al. (2012); or (Davoudi et al., 2012).

More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication:

Davoudi (2012a); Davoudi (2012b); Davoudi (2012c, d)

OTHER EXAMPLES:

Reference to a Journal Publication:
Davoudi, S. M. M., & Shabaani, E. (2012). Human resource management in virtual organizations. Asian journal of research in social sciences and humanities, 2(6): 224-234.

Books:
Elmes, M. B., Mills, A. J., Prasad, P., & Prasad, A. (1997). Managing the organizational melting pot: Dilemmas of workplace diversity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chapters in Books:
Mallon, M. (1998). From public sector workers to portfolio workers: Pioneers of new careers? In C. Mabey, D. Skinner, and T. Clark (Eds.), Experiencing human resource management (pp.169-186). London, England: Sage.

Conference Papers:
Davoudi, S. M. M. (2012). A study of the relationship between poverty and happiness. Paper presented at the international seminar on poverty in developing countries. Kurukshetra Uiversity in collaboration with George Washington University, Kurukshetra, India.

Dissertation or Thesis:
Ozturk, F. (2010). Determinants of organizational citizenship behavior among knowledge workers: The role of job characteristics, job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Master thesis, Middle East Technical University, department of social sciences.

Web Page:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2008). Biofuels. Retrieved May 6, 2008, from http://www.nrel.gov/learning/r_biofuels.html