Authors Guidelines

You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single MS Office file to be used in the refereeing process at

submission@sparkleirj.com

References; APA 6.

Fonts : 11- Calibri (Which is default of MS Office).

Title: 12-Calibri, Center.

Headings, Body Text and References: 11-Calibri, Normal, justified.

Paper will be considered for publication if that will be with following headings:

Title

Author (s)

Affiliation of all authors with University/Department

Full address, Phone No of Corresponding Author

e-mail addresses of every author

Abstract

Introduction

Problem Statement / Research Gap

Material and Methods or Literature review

Results

Discussion

Conclusion

Future Research

Acknowledgement

References.

All the correspondence be addressed to Editor

Sparkle is an English language journal, so please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted). To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.

Formatting requirements

There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion, Figures and Tables etc.

The research paper must include informative journal titles, fully descriptive article titles and author abstracts, complete bibliographic information for all cited references, and full address information for every author.

Abstract    

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Theory/calculation

A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

Results  

Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Future Recommendations

The author must suggest the future recommendations for the readers.

Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

Tables

  • Be sure you have cited each table within the text.
  • Enter a short descriptive caption at the top of each table, preceded by an identifying Arabic numeral.
  • Columns and their headings are normally used to display the dependent variable(s) being presented in the table.
  • Footnotes should be identified by lowercase letters or numbers (e.g., a, b, c; 1, 2, 3) appearing as superscripts in the body of the table and preceding the footnote below the table. The same data should not appear in both tables and figures.

Figures

  • Each figure should have a caption. The caption should be concise and typed separately, not on the figure area; If figures have parts (for example, A and B), make sure all parts are explained in the caption.
  • All figures are to be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

References: APA 6th is used for references.

General Policies

Publishing and Property law

  • Sparkle Journal publishes accepted manuscripts after peer-reviewed process at the earliest possible time.
  • Generally, a paper should represent an advance in understanding likely to influence thinking in the field.
  • Full papers must be based on completed original works of significant novelty.
  • If a manuscript is not scheduled for publication by the end of the one-month period following acknowledgment of receipt, authors may request that the manuscript be released to them.
  • Papers that are published or held by this journal may not be published elsewhere (either in sum or in part) without written permission from Sparkle journal.
  • All authors of published papers are required to transfer copyright ownership of the manuscript to the Sparkle journal.
  • Authors are required to obtain written copyright permission to include material in their paper for which they do not own copyright.
  • Sparkle journal reserves the right to edit all manuscripts for format, grammar, clarity and etc.
  • Sparkle journal reserves the right to reproduce published papers in full or in part in other media.

Peer Review Process

  • All submitted manuscripts will be acknowledged promptly by the editorial staff and then papers based on the topic will be sent to three peer reviewers for evaluation two local and one foreigner as per HEC policies.
  • In general, to save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review.
  • The process of peer review involves an exchange between a journal editor and a team of reviewers, also known as referees.
  • Conflicting views or other issues affecting the final evaluation of a manuscript will be resolved by the Journal Editor in collaboration with the Monitoring Editor.
  • Topics with International focus will be our priority.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Vol: 04, No: 01

The Journal welcomes articles in both theoretical and applied manuscripts forms. The Journal employs double blind peer reviewed process.

The articles submitted; quantitative, qualitative or conceptual; must comprise of 2500 -5000 words formatted as per APA guidelines. As the journal is following double blind peer review process, the review process may take longer duration; therefore, authors are requested to manage their submissions accordingly. Quality research papers and practical corporate case studies on various related topics are invited.

Important Deadline

Submission of Papers

April, 2017

The journal reserves the rights to amend or modify the paper as per reviewer report in some cases. The editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject the papers. Manuscripts should be submitted to the following emails of the Editor, with the understanding that they are original, unpublished works not being submitted elsewhere. submission@sparkleirj.com