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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Article Format and Style Sheet

 Note: The entire manuscript needs to be written in Times New Roman. Font sizes are mentioned in detail in each section below. Page size should be A4 with indentation as 1.15 for left and right, and 1.65 for top and bottom.

 Title: The title of the article should be center-aligned, UPPERCASE, and bold in size 16. The word limit for the title is 15. The use of formulae, acronyms, and jargon should be avoided in titles since they are commonly utilized by readers to identify particular content.

Author(s) Details: A maximum number of 3 authors are allowed for each article. The author name(s) should be center-aligned and written in font size 10 underneath the title with the following details and sequence:

  • Full Name
  • Academic/Occupational Affiliation (Designation and Institute Name)
  • E-mail ID (in Italic)


The Abstract is compulsory and needs to be of a minimum of 250 words in font size 12. It should briefly include the rationale, research design, findings, and significance of the study.


It is compulsory to add at least 7-10 keywords. Make sure that the list of keywords is in Italics, is alphabetized, has commas in between each keyword, and ends with a period.


For the entire manuscript, the font size should be 12 in single-line spacing. Line spacing before each paragraph needs to be 0 pts, and after each paragraph needs to be 6 pts. All headings need to be in bold following APA parameters. The page limit is 15-20, including the list of references. The manuscript must include the following sections: Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. An embedded review of relevant literature may be included in the Introduction section if required. Appendices are not allowed.

The manuscript should be free of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.  New Scholars are advised to get their draft reviewed by an English language expert before submission.

Tables, Figures, and Images

Visual material such as tables and figures can be used quickly and efficiently to present a large amount of information to an audience, but visuals must be used to assist communication, not to use up space, or disguise marginally significant results behind a screen of complicated statistics. Only relevant tables, figures, and illustrations may be included in the text's main body.

References in the text need to be made to ALL tables and figures used, along with a comprehensive explanation as to what the reader should look for when using the table or figure. For formatting tables and figures, APA 6th Edition needs to be followed.


References made in the text should be included alphabetically at the end of the research article in APA style (6th Edition). Please make sure that each reference included in the list corresponds to an entry in the text and vice versa. Citations are not permitted in the article's abstract. Personal discussions and findings that have not yet been published can be mentioned in the text but not in the reference list.


Since Inception is a monolingual journal, articles submitted primarily in the English language only shall be considered for processing. However, references and examples from other languages may be included.


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