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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 authors should submit an anonymised manuscript, i.e., without any author details. The authors should place the tables and figures in the appropriate places within the anonymised manuscript.

    Also, the authors should submit the complete manuscript with author details as a different file.

    Note: The submissions will be summarily rejected if the authors do not adhere to the 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

Preparing the manuscript

Structure: Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list). If the table/figure has been taken from a published source it should also bear the source from which it has been taken.

Word Limit: The article should preferably of a recommended length of 3000-6000 words.

Style Guidelines:


Use Times New Roman font in size 12 with double-line spacing.


Margins should be at least 2.5cm (1 inch).


Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

The authors can use the US or UK English, however, using only one consistent style throughout the manuscript is advised.

Author Details: All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCIDs. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF and the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.


The manuscript should have an unstructured informative abstract in about 250 words incorporating purpose, methodology, findings, limitations, implications, and originality of the research article.


Use 3 to 5 keywords to make the article discoverable. Keywords help in search engine optimization, so chose the keywords carefully.

Funding Details

Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:
For single agency grants
This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].
For multiple agency grants
This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].

Disclosure statement

This is to acknowledge any financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of your research. 


Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale, and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PDF, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) files are acceptable for figures that have been drawn in Word.


Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.


Please ensure that equations are editable.

Citation and Referencing Style

APA citation should be used to cite and create references. References should be placed at the end of the manuscript. The list should mention only those sources cited in the text of the manuscript. Authors are requested to follow APA (7th ed.) style developed by the American Psychological Association.

For more information in this regard, the author is requested to refer the following link:

APA 7th edition reference-examples.pdf


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Privacy Statement

At IJAE, there are four main categories of personal data stored by the website platform; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data, and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.