The manuscripts submitted to the journal must be understood to be original and have not been published nor considered publication elsewhere. The corresponding author must also ensure that co-authors agree to the publication of the manuscript. Likewise, it the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that the manuscript follow the format of the journal.
Submit manuscripts in word format to firstname.lastname@example.org or UMResearchJournal@yahoo.com indicating in the subject area the title and the author’s last name. Within a maximum of 2 days, a manuscript number will be emailed to the author. The manuscript must not go beyond 40 pages.
Style of manuscripts
The manuscripts must be written in clear and grammatically correct English using Times New Roman font style, 12 font size. The whole manuscript must be written in single spaced and must be intelligible enough to be understood by a wide range of scholars, professionals and researchers.
Title should summarize the main idea of manuscript. It is a concise statement of main topic and identify variables or theoretical issues under investigation. Do not use abbreviations in a title. The title should be typed in uppercase and lowercase letters, centered between left and right margins. It is no more than 12 words
Abstract is brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of article. It must be accurate and reflective of the purpose and content of manuscript. It is expected to give report than make evaluations. It is better to use verbs than noun equivalents, use active than passive and present tense to describe conclusions and past tense for specific variable manipulation. An abstract is usually 250 to 300 words length.
Keywords are provided below the abstract to improve indexing of the manuscript. The keywords should not be replication of the title, rather, it usually takes on the broad interest of the discipline, of the method, of the participants.
Introduction. The section of the manuscript that provides adequate information on the topic, provide clear statement of the problem, discussions of previous works and its relations to the current study, theoretical underpinning and practical implications. In addition, this section also contains research strategy that will address identified gaps. The introduction is usually a 3-4 pages long.
Method. This portion should provide detailed description of how the study was conducted, the conceptual and operation definitions of the variables, research design/experimental manipulations, sampling procedures and sample size, the measurements, and the research participants, as well as the statistical tools used in the study.
Results. The results should be presented in a logical sequence; repetition of presentation must be avoided. It is a summary of the collected data and analysis, and, relevant discourse. Authors must be able to mention all relevant results including those that run counter to expectations as well as mention the small effect sizes and not significant variables. Authors must not hide uncomfortable results by omission. Raw data must not be included. Findings must be written in past tense and must find relations to literatures appertaining to the topic
Conclusions. This is the section where the author provides scholarship viewpoint on the light of the findings and the findings of other scholars. It is written in present tense.
References. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper using APA format. The DOIs and links of the referenced articles should be stated wherever available.