Guide for Authors

Manuscript preparation guidelines for authors

Your submission must also include:

  • A cover letter: 

  • Individual figure files and optional supplementary information files.

Format of articles

  • Format type: 

  • Text formatting: Time New Roman, size 12 points, double-spaced line, and line numbers.

  • Margins: Use 2.54 cm margins on all sides of the page.  


  • First page:

  • Title page, author (s) name (Surname, Middle, Family name), author (s) affiliations, and contact information, identifying the corresponding author with an asterisk and ORCID id (Required).


  • Second page:

  • Title.

  • Abstract: is limited to no more than 250 words. (Accurate, coherent, readable, and concise).

  • Keywords: provide three to five words.

  • Objective: State the problem under investigation, including main hypotheses.


  • Hypothesis, Aims, and Objectives

  • State-specific hypotheses, aims, and objectives, including:

  • Theories or other means used to derive hypotheses

  • Primary and secondary hypotheses

  • Other planned analyses

  • State how hypotheses and research design relate to one another.

  • Problem: State the importance of the problem, including theoretical or practical implications.

Materials and methods

Describe the study method, including:

  • Research design (e.g., experiment, observational study)

  • Sample size

  • Materials used (e.g., instruments, apparatus)

  • Outcome measures

  • Data-gathering procedures, including a brief description of the source of any secondary data. If the study is secondary data analysis, so indicate.


  • Findings: Report findings, including effect sizes and confidence intervals, and statistical significance levels.


  • Provide a statement of support or nonsupport for all hypotheses, whether primary or secondary, including a distinction by primary and secondary hypotheses discussion of the implications of exploratory analyses in terms of both substantive findings and error rates that may be uncontrolled.

  • Discuss similarities and differences between reported results and work of others.

  • Provide an interpretation of the results, considering:

  • Sources of potential bias and threats to internal and statistical validity

  • Imprecision of measurement protocols

  • The overall number of tests or overlap among tests

  • Adequacy of sample sizes and sampling validity

  • Discuss implications for future research, programs, or policy.


  • State conclusions, beyond just results, and report the implications or applications.


  • NVJAS journal Citation and Reference Style Guides" authors are expected to adhere to the guidelines of APA (American Psychological Association). You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth (6th) or Seventh (7th) Edition. 

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