Guide for Authors

1.Accepted Articles

The NRI Press publishes articles in various fields of the sciences. The articles that are published are all scientific, based on research and scholarly work, and of high quality. Qualitative and quantitative research papers are all acceptable. The important thing to bear in mind is that each paper must be innovative in its relevant field and make a contribution to the research in that specific field of study.

2. Review Process

The review process is quite vital for any and all renowned scientific publications around the world in order to preserve and improve the quality and validity of scholarly endeavors. The review process for all NRI Press journals and articles includes a double-blind, peer-reviewed process, meaning that the author(s) and reviewer(s) have no information or knowledge regarding the other party’s identity.

Each manuscript submitted to the journal for publication will be examined by at least two independent reviewers. All manuscripts sent to the journal for publication will be checked for plagiarism before being sent to the reviewers. The journal has a zero-tolerance’ policy for plagiarism. 

The editor-in-chief ensures that the peer-review process will proceed confidentially and that no one other than the authors and the reviewers will have access to the content of the submitted paper until it has been published in the journal. The final decision on the manuscript would be entirely based on the reviewers' decisions, with no external factor in play. In the case of disagreement between the reviewers, the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper will be made either by a third reviewer or the editorial board.

At NRI Press, the anonymity of all personnel within the review process for all articles, especially that of the reviewers, is observed with the utmost care and precision through a compartmented online data management system.

To help safeguard this process, please observe the following when submitting your papers:

The cover page (first page) of your file is required to include the title of the article, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), and a reliable contact information for the corresponding author including email address, telephone number, and a complete home address.

The title page (second page) of your file is required to include only the title of the article without any other extra information.

All other pages of the rest of your file need be empty of any and all information which may disclose the identity of the author(s).

Please do not write the name of the author(s) before the abstract or in the footnotes of any page.

Once a paper is submitted to any NRI journal, it will primarily be examined by the editorial board of that journal. In case the paper has the necessary basic requirements and qualifies for a review process, it will be sent to relevant reviewers to undergo the double-blind, peer-review process. Once the review process is finished, the paper will be either:

Accepted; Conditional Accepted (pending the implementation of revisions suggested by reviewers or the editorial board); or, ; Rejected.

 

3. Author Ethical Considerations

The authors should not falsify or fabricate data, data sources, findings, claims, or credentials.

Academic honesty should be considered by authors. They should reference when they reported or utilized any materials or data verbatim no matter it is published, unpublished, or electronically available.

No discrimination with regard to race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, religion, language, disability, or socioeconomic status should be found in the submitted manuscripts.

All the authors should get the informed consent of the participants of their studies. In consonant, protection of participants’ privacy and maintaining their anonymity should be meticulously considered in the manuscripts.

All funding sources of the research must be clearly acknowledged.

4. Manuscript Style

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be based on empirical or data-based, not review, studies and should not be under consideration by any other journal. Neither should it have been published in full or partial form in any other journal or full-length conference proceedings. The letter accompanying the submission of a manuscript should contain a clear statement to this effect, i.e. the manuscript has not been published and is not under review by any other journals.

Submissions should be produced using a standard word processing program, such as MS Word. Figures should be supplied in a finished form, suitable for reproduction, as these cannot be redrawn by the journal. Footnotes/Endnotes should be as much as possible.

Please ensure that the files are saved as Word files. Any consistent spelling style is acceptable. Use double quotation and use single quotation marks within double if needed.

Typing: Manuscripts submitted for publication should be word processed and double-spaced throughout.

Length: The length should be 6000-9000 words, including references and appendices, with an abstract of 200-250 words and up to 6 key words. Manuscripts not observing this length will not be reviewed for publication.

Spacing and paragraphing: All paragraphs should be indented except those immediately following headings. All paragraphs should be justified and no additional, i.e. space after, is needed between paragraphs.

Titles: Titles and section headings should be clear and brief. A manuscript should follow the section structure below:

Introduction
Literature review
Method
Results
Discussion
Conclusions