Guideline for Manuscript Writing

Instruction for Authors

FUJP accepts manuscripts Submitted through FUJP online portal. Manuscript Submission Via email is not valid. The manuscript should be prepared using a recent version of Microsoft Word.

Manuscript Formatting

  1. Manuscript must be submitted as a single MS WORD file, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper
  2. Margins must be 1.5 on left and 1 on all other sides (Right, Top, Bottom)
  3. Title should be brief, not more than fourteen words and it should be written in Times New Roman Font Size 14 Bold, centered.
  4. All Headings other than Tile of Manuscript must be in Times New Roman with Font Size 12 Bold.
  5. Font size 12 Times New Roman (body text)
  6. Title, abstract and references single line spaced; body text 1.5 line space
  7. Page limit 15 to 18
  8. Abstract word count 250
  9. Manuscript No of words 5000 (body text) including abstract and excluding References
  10. No of References 35 to 40
  11. References must not be older than 5 years
  12. Manuscripts should be composed according to APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition format.
  13. The submitted manuscripts should be written in English, (American or British usage is accepted, and however it should not be a mixture of both). Manuscripts should be free from grammatical errors.

Note. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the following style rules (deviations from these rules can cause publication delays and rejection of Manuscript). It is the author's responsibility to make the submitted paper clear, related, and thought- provoking, before submission. Author must ensure that submitted manuscript comprised of original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.

Manuscript Content

Manuscript must have following content

  • Structured Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Funding
  • Conflict of interest
  • Availability of data
  • Ethical Approval
  • References

A Structured Abstract (Background/Objectives, Method, Results, Conclusion & Implications) not exceeding 250 words should be clearly written and readily comprehensible. It should provide a concise summary of the Background/Objectives, Method, Results, and Conclusion. At the end of Abstract, provide maximum of seven keywords of the manuscript. The Introduction should provide a clear understanding of study variables, the relevant literature on the subject should be cited. Method and procedures used in the research should be described in detail. Results must be clearly described and should provide a comprehensive picture of findings. In Discussion section findings should be interpreted in view of the present study results and results of existing empirical evidence. Conclusion should be given at the end of article

Tables and Figures

  1. Tables must be in Microsoft Word table format, using Times New Roman text, 10 or 11font size. APA-7 style.
  2. Figures must be clearly produced in black and white. All text included in figures should be Times New Roman (10 point minimum).
  3. Each table and figure should fit on a single page. Tables and figures may be oriented horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait) within the allotted space.
  4. Each table and figure should be identified with a table or figure number and a descriptive title.
  5. For data not generated by the author(s), the source of the data should be given (in short form) below the table or figure and listed in full in the references.

Footnotes and References

  • Footnote material should be incorporated into the text whenever possible. If footnotes are necessary, the note number should be typed in the text and superscripted. The notes should be collected at the end of the text as endnotes.
  • References should be (a) integrated into the text in short form and (b) collected together at the end of the article. APA 7 format needs to be followed
  • For work with three or more authors, list the first author followed by “et al.” as shown above. For multiple citations, alphabetize citations by first author’s last name.
  • The author(s) should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the in- text citations (including citations in footnotes, tables, and figures) and the list of references in the References.

Copyright Transfer

  • Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere
  • Submission of a paper also implies that, upon acceptance of an article by the journal, the author(s) will transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. The transfer will ensure the widest possible distribution of material.

Note: Editor reserves the right to amend, abridge or otherwise alter the contents of the paper to make it suitable for publication. However, every endeavor will be made not to affect the spirit or effectiveness of the paper.