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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.
  • Articles 3.000-6.000 words
  • Abstract 100-150 words

Author Guidelines

Information for Contributors

The submitted article should not have been published in other journals or elsewhere. Moreover, articles submitted to NNJLSR while in review should not be submitted for consideration to other journals.

Contributions must be complete in all respects including footnotes, citations and list of references.

Articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words and a brief biographical paragraph describing each author’s current affiliation.

Articles usually are expected to be in the range of 3000 to 6000 words and presented double-spaced in Times New Roman 12pt. However, longer or shorter articles can be considered depending on relevance and quality.

Please use British English orthography (of course, do not change orthography in quotations or book/article titles originally in English). Use the ending –ize for the relevant verbs and their derivatives, as in ‘realize’ and ‘organization’.

Italics are used only for foreign words, titles of books, periodicals, and the names of organizations in the original language (except when the original is in English).

Dates are written in this format: 11 April 2013.

For numbers please use the following formats: 10,500; 2.53 for decimals; 35%; 5.6 million.

If a footnote number comes together with a punctuation mark, place it after the mark.

Please prepare figures and illustrations in a way apt for black and white printing and please secure necessary permissions for publishing before submitting your manuscript.

Standards for Source Referencing

It is essential that source referencing provide full and accurate information so as to enable a reader to find exactly the same source that is being referenced. Equally, there needs to be pedantic consistency of presentation.

Please use the Harvard system of referencing which has grown in popularity in academic writing in education and the social sciences. In the main text, a reference or quotation is annotated in parentheses with the surname of the author, the date of publication of the work and the page number from which the quotation was taken. The full bibliographic details are then provided in a list of the references at the end of the work.

Contributors are requested to submit a soft copy of their article and abstract to in Word format.

Peer Review Process

Submitted articles are subject to double-blind peer-review process to ensure a high level of quality.

On receiving the articles, editors may directly reject article(s) if judged to be out of scope, sub-standard or not adhering to the author guidelines.

Two reviewers are assigned to each article. The editor(s) decides on publishing after the review process and is in charge of communication with the contributor(s)

Authors must ensure that their identity is not revealed anywhere in their submitted article to the peer-reviewer.