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 published previously. No it should be in another journal for consideration at any stage.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • All references are available with verified DOI’s links.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • We discourage Self Citations, use if genuinely require.
  • I confirm that all the data collected from this theoretical and/or experimental study is presented only in the manuscript, and will not be published partially or fully separately, elsewhere.
  • I confirm to provide the collected data on which this manuscript is based, if required for examinations by the editor.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities –tacitly or explicitly –at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

The following information should be included for online submission :

  • Corresponding Author: full name
  • Complete postal address where we can contact you while your article is being processed
  • E-mail address, and phone and fax numbers where we can contact you
  • Article title: the full title of your article
  • Authors: full list of author and co-authors (Please note that no change will be possible in the sequence of the author (s) names and/or add/delete the name(s) after the decision of referee report, in any case.)
  • Article type: Letters, Regular Research Article, Review, etc
  • Abstract of your article
  • Status of the article: new, revised, resubmitted, or accepted
  • Classification scheme: Name of a particular field
  • A list of keywords for your article
  • Permission to reproduce published material.
  • Article file format: only .pdf file prepared using Word, LaTeX, etc.
  • The number of figures/tables.
Instructions for a Special Issue

Please contact the Editor before you would like to submit your proposal for a special issue. When submitting your proposal for a special issue, please include the following information:

  • The names of the special issue editors with their short CV’s;
  • The topic of the special issue;
  • The name (s) of the author (s) of a particular article (s), and
  • The abstracts (100-200 words) of the articles.
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Submission Guidelines

To ensure a seamless submission and review process, kindly adhere to the following guidelines.

Format Submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word format. PDFs can accompany the Word file but are not a substitute for it. LaTeX files can also be used, but only if an accompanying PDF document is provided.
Article Length Articles must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, encompassing all content. Deduct 350 words from the total count for each figure or table.
Title Provide a concise title, preferably 15-20 words.
Author Details List all authors in your desired order.

Each author should have an email (preferably institutional), full name (with desired middle names/initials), and affiliation at the time of research.

Biographies and Acknowledgements Submit the title page as a separate Word document. Limit biographies to 100 words per author.

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number of the corresponding author
Research Funding Disclose funding sources in the acknowledgements section.
Structured Abstract Must be included and follow this format:

Always include: purpose, methods, results and findings, implications, and originality.

A maximum of 250 words, including 4-6 keywords

An example of the structured abstract: Purpose:

What is the main research question or problem you’re addressing?

Why is this research important or needed?

Example: “This study aims to explore the effects of remote work on employee productivity and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.”


Describe the research design, data collection methods, and analysis.

Are you using a qualitative or quantitative approach? Or both?

Example: “A mixed-methods approach was employed, collecting data through online surveys (n = 500) and semi-structured interviews (n = 50) among remote workers.”


Summarize the main results of your research.

What did you discover or conclude?

Example: “Results indicate a 15% increase in productivity among remote workers, though 30% reported feelings of isolation.”


How can academicians and researchers benefit from this research? How does the subject domain get contributed?

How can practitioners or policymakers use your findings?

What are the real-world applications?

Example: “Organizations should consider implementing regular virtual social events to combat feelings of isolation among remote workers.”


Explain what makes your research unique.

How does your work differ from or build upon previous studies?

Example: “Unlike previous studies that focused on remote work in tech industries, this study broadens the scope, capturing diverse sectors during an unprecedented global event.”

Keywords: 4-6 essential keywords, separated by colons.


Maintain clarity and conciseness. Use an active voice where possible. Avoid jargon and complex terminologies. Refer to the journal’s specific guidelines.

Headings Must be concise. First level is in bold; subsequent levels are in italics.
Abbreviations Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.

Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.

Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

Acknowledgments Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in this section before the reference list and at the end of the text of a manuscript. The names of funding organizations/society should be written in full.
Figures and Tables Tables

All tables must be numbered using Arabic numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numeral order. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines

For the best quality final product, it is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided. Electronic figure Submission Supply all figures electronically. Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork. For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use the TIFF format. MS Office files are also acceptable. Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files. Name your figure files with “Fig” and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.

Figure Lettering

To add lettering, it is best to use Arial (sans serif fonts). Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt). The variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label. Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc. Do not include titles or captions within your illustrations.

Figure Numbering

All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, “A1, A2, A3, etc.” Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.

Figure Captions

Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

Permissions If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Chitkara University Publication will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other open & free sources should be used.
Electronic Supplementary Material Chitkara accepts electronic multimedia files (animations, movies, audio, etc.)and other supplementary files to be published online along with an article or book chapter. This feature can add dimension to the author’s article, as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form.

Supply all supplementary material in standard file formats. Please include in each file the following information: article title, journal name, author names; affiliation, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. To accommodate user downloads, please keep in mind that larger-sized files may require very long download times and that some users may experience other problems during downloading. Audio, Video, and Animations. Always use MPEG-1 (.mpg) format.

If supplying any supplementary material, the text must make specific mention of the material as a citation, similar to that of figures and tables. Refer to the supplementary files as “Online Resource”, e.g., “… as shown in the animation (Online Resource 3)”, “… additional data are given in Online Resource 4”.Name the files consecutively, e.g. “ESM_3.mpg”, “ESM_4.pdf”.

For each supplementary material, please supply a concise caption describing the content of the file. Processing of supplementary files electronic supplementary material will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reformatting.

Spreadsheets Spreadsheets should be converted to PDF if no interaction with the data is intended. If the readers should be encouraged to make their own calculations, spreadsheets should be submitted as .xls files (MS Excel).
References Use the American Psychological Association- 7th Edition (APA7) referencing style. Click here to download the reference template.

Ensure all citations are complete, accurate, and consistent. Remember to always uphold ethical standards regarding authorship and research presentation.

Provide each author’s email id (prefer to the institutions) and ORCID,. If you don’t have an ORCID profile then you can register yourself by using the following link:

Proof Reading The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables, and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title, and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.
Language of the Paper The Research Paper must be in the English language only.

Acknowledge colleagues and scientific/technical staff for their support, no number to the section.

Authorship contribution

Please provide the contribution of each author.


If you got the financial support from any organizations/agencies, you mention all details under this head. Provide the full name of the agency sanctioned the project along with initials, country, and grant number with the date.

Author Guidelines

Author guidelines are available separately, in reference to the submission guidelines, formatting instructions of the paper, and the reference style.

Research and Publishing Ethics Guidelines

Maintaining the integrity, transparency, and respectability of academic publishing is paramount. We are committed to ensuring that the manuscripts we publish uphold the highest ethical standards. We align our practices with the guidelines stipulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Key Ethical Guidelines

Originality and Plagiarism:

All submissions should be original contributions.
Previously published work in its current or a substantially similar form should not be submitted. Specific exceptions, such as pre-prints or conference papers, are detailed in our policies. If any significant portion of your manuscript has appeared elsewhere, it is imperative to disclose this to the journal editor when submitting.


A manuscript should be submitted to our journal exclusively and should not be under consideration by any other publication simultaneously.

Conflict of Interest

All potential conflicts of interest, whether personal, financial, or academic, must be declared upon manuscript submission. This transparency enables the journal editor to make informed decisions about the manuscript’s handling.

Copyright Adherence

When you submit your work to us, you are assuring that the manuscript doesn’t breach any existing copyrights.

Breaches of Ethics

Any breach of the above guidelines is taken seriously. Authors found to be in violation may face actions ranging from manuscript rejection to reporting to their affiliated institutions.
We are devoted to fostering an academic environment where researchers can work ethically and responsibly. By adhering to these principles, authors contribute to the integrity and robustness of scholarly communication.


  • Editorial staff faces problems when, after the peer-review process author doesn’t give a response to the mail/messages. In this situation, if the author(s) doesn’t respond to three reminder emails at regular intervals, the paper will be withdrawn from the active list.
  • In the above case, a withdrawn paper may be re-considered provided the author submits a request of genuine reason through the head of the affiliated department to the Publisher.

Generative AI usage key principles

Copywriting any part of an article using a generative AI tool/LLM would not be permissible, including the generation of the abstract or the literature review. The author(s) must be responsible for the work and accountable for its accuracy, integrity, and validity. The in-text reporting of statistics using a generative AI tool/LLM is not permissible due to concerns over the authenticity, integrity, and validity of the data produced, although the use of such a tool to aid in the analysis of the work would be permissible.

Copy-editing an article using a generative AI tool/LLM in order to improve its language and readability would be permissible as this mirrors standard tools already employed to improve spelling and grammar, and uses existing author-created material, rather than generating wholly new content, while the author(s) remains responsible for the original work.

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