Please use our submission template (DOCX) to prepare your manuscript for submission. Note that the submission will undergo a double-blind review process. Hence, the submitted file MUST NOT include any author information. Author information will be added after the blind review process. Paper length is up to 10 pages, except the review article could be written up to 15 pages. Overlength pages are subject to additional charges (see APC information page).
Ethics in Publishing
You will be required to accept the International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research Ethics Statement for Authors when you submit your paper to the journal. The statement covers authorship, originality, and conflicts of interest. Please read this statement to ensure your submission complies.
To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service Ithenticate or Turnitin. Note that conference proceedings are a form of publication.
Changes to Authorship
If you wish to add, delete or rearrange the authors of your accepted paper:
- Before online publication: The corresponding author should contact the Journals Manager, and provide (a) the reason for the change, and (b) the written consent of all co-authors, including the authors being added or removed. Please note that your paper will not be published until the changes have been agreed.
- After online publication: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.
If your paper is selected for publication you will be expected to sign our copyright assignment form. Where necessary you must obtain permission to publish material protected by copyright.
For the rights of the author to reuse your work, please refer to our Publication Ethics and Policy page
Role of the Funding Source
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.
If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be able to access and download the published article online on the website. Under the Open-Access policy, all accepted articles are subject to article processing charges (APC). More information about APC can be found on the APC page.
A short abstract of not more than 400 words should immediately precede the introduction. It should give a synopsis of the title, problem/theme, methods, findings/arguments, and conclusion(s).
Authors should suggest at least 5 keywords that clearly indicate the subject matter of the article.
All necessary illustrations such as photographs, diagrams, and charts should be referred to as figures and given Arabic numerals numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. All figures should appear in the text each with a numbered title beneath it. e.g. Fig 1. Student statistics by sex and school. The source of the figure should also be provided.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and include only essential detail. All tables should be numbered followed by the title e.g. Table 1. Student statistics by sex and school. They should appear at the top of the table but outside the table. No gridlines within the table. The table should be referenced in the text and appear in the appropriate section within the text. Sources of tables should be provided and they should appear at the bottom of the table
References in the text should be quoted as follows: Addaney and Cobbinah (2017) or (Sackey, (2017) or Twumwaa et al., (2017). Page numbers should be provided for direct quotes, for example (Mensah, 2017, 15). Names of multiple authors should all be listed first use only (Addaney, Cobbinah & Dumenu, 2017), subsequent use should appear as Addaney et. al. (2017). A full reference list capturing the author’s name, year of publication, title of work, edition or volume and issue if any, and city and state of publication as well as publisher name, in that order. This should be typed in 1.5 spaces at the end of the paper in alphabetical order as follows:
Addaney, M. (2017). Managing total quality in teaching and research at the tertiary level: Trends, challenges, and prospects. Higher Education Review 4 (12), 11-14.
Anane, G.K. (2017). Tourism management: Perspectives from Ghana. (2nd ed.), Ghana Universities Press, Accra, Ghana, pp.5-9.
An Edited Book
Boateng, A & Antwi, A. (eds.) (2012). Research methods (2nd ed.), Aseda Books, Accra, Ghana, pp. 86-93.
An Article In A Collection
Akudugu, J.A. (2012). Overview: Meeting the capacity development challenge: Lessons for improving technical cooperation. In D. Miller (ed.), Developing capacity through technical cooperation, (15-36), Kumasi: Savannah Publications.
A Book By A Corporate Author
Catholic University of Ghana (2016). Strategic Plan (2016-2020), Fiapre-Sunyani, Catholic University College of Ghana, 300 pp. Ghana Government (2003). Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy: An Agenda for Growth and Development.
National Development Planning Commission, Accra, Ghana. Internet Source The World Bank Group (2016). The Aid Architecture (online). Available: www.worldbank.org/aid. Date Accessed: 23rd March 2017.
Order Of Presenting Various Components Of A Paper
Follow this order: Title, abstract, keywords/descriptors, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment, and references.
Headings and subheadings should be in bold print and numbered as follows: Level 1-BOLD UPPER CASE; Level 2- Bold Lower Case; Level 3- Bold Lower Case Italics etc. Do NOT format.
Footnotes must be as brief as possible and appear on the same page as the reference. These should be minimally used and numbered consecutively in the text.
Endnotes are NOT accepted.
There should be a separate cover page for the title of the manuscript, author’s name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, institutional/departmental affiliation, and disciplinary area (Economics, Religious Education). No such information should appear on any other page of the manuscript.
Few of the authors request withdrawal of the manuscript from the publication process after submission or after publication. In some instances, the request for withdrawal is made when the manuscript is only a few days from publication in the journal. This may be a waste by the editors, reviewers, and the editorial staff.
All authors including corresponding and co-authors should confirm the number of authors, authorship, approval, and integrity of the manuscript before submission. In case of any differences of opinion, address the concerns of all the authors before submitting the manuscript for publication. Authors should follow the details of publication ethics of IJMSIR.
A manuscript can be appropriately withdrawn from any previous publisher (if submitted). It is unacceptable to withdraw a manuscript from a journal because it is being accepted by another journal. Before submitting, the manuscript authors should carefully check the facts and data presented in the manuscripts are accurate and error-free. All authors need to agree for publishing the articles in the specific journal before submission.
Manuscript Withdrawal Charges
The author (s) are allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal penalty, if the author (s) request a withdrawal of the manuscript, within 48 hours of submission. If the author (s) request a withdrawal of the manuscript, after the peer review process or in the production stage (Early Release or Ahead of publishing), or published online; then the authors need to pay a withdrawal penalty. IJMSIR Journal Editorial Office will provide the corresponding author with a formal letter of Manuscript Withdrawal. Withdrawal of manuscripts is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the IJMSIR Editorial Office. As per the policy, we declare that the withdrawal charges are applicable in case of withdrawal.
The IJMSIR will not bear responsibility for any anomalies on the part of authors and/or inaccuracies in published works.
Normally NOT required.
To maintain originality and avoid plagiarism by the research scholar. To avoid the condition of double plagiarism, self-plagiarism, or least publication units. To acknowledge the sources with full authenticity. The copyright form submitted should contain the signed consent of each author in the manuscript.
All papers submitted are initially screened and checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (CrossCheck by Turnitin)
To maintain originality and avoid plagiarism by the research scholar. To avoid submission of self-plagiarism, double plagiarism, or least publication units. To acknowledge the sources with full authenticity. The copyright form submitted should contain the signed consent of each author in the manuscript. It is essential that the author(s) obtain permission to reproduce any published material, figures, schemes, tables, or any extract of a text which does not fall into the public domain, or for which they do not hold the copyright.
Permission is Required for:
Your own works published by other publishers and for which you did not retain copyright. Substantial extracts from any other work or series of work. Use of tables, Graphs, Charts, Schemes, and artworks if they are unaltered or slightly modified. Photographs for which you do not hold copyright.
Permission is not Required for:
Reconstruction of your own table with data already published elsewhere. Please notice that in this case, you must cite the source of the data in the form of either “Data from… “Or “Adapted from….”. Reasonably short quotes are considered fair use and therefore do not require permission. Graphs, Charts, Schemes, and Artworks that are completely redrawn and significantly changed beyond recognition do not require permission.
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article before sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Instruction for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
- E-mail address
- Full postal address
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
- All figure captions
- All tables (including title, description, and footnotes)
- The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'. Please refer to the line editing agent recommended by the International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research.
- References are in the correct format for this journal
- All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
- Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
Use of the Digital Object Identifier
The DOI is a unique set of letters and numbers which can be used to cite and link to your paper online. The DOI is assigned to your paper when the first proof is generated, and it will not change, meaning you can cite an Uncorrected Proof immediately using the DOI.
Proofs and Copyright
Proofs will be sent by e-mail to the listed corresponding author. Any corrections must be returned within one week of receipt and should only cover typesetting errors. All corrections and the signed copyright form must be returned to us in one communication. Proofreading is the sole responsibility of the authors.
After publication, the Corresponding Author will receive one copy of the journal. The online published article can be freely accessed and downloaded from the website.
For further advice please contact:
Publishing Head, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research, Catholic University of Ghana, P.0.BOX 363 Fiapre-Sunyani Ghana. Tel: +233598299648; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org