Author Guidelines

Manuscript submission instructions

  1. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in both print and electronic media, and for ensuring that appropriate acknowledgement is included in their manuscript.
  2. The journal accepts a manuscript on the understanding that its content is original and that it had not been accepted for publication or review elsewhere. Once accepted for publication, copyright resides with the author.
  3. Manuscripts must be submitted online in MS-Word format at
  4. Any enquiries should be directed to
  5. Authors are also responsible for online acknowledgement of the statement of ethical contributions to ISSUES.
  6. Authors should follow the ISSUES template.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. Please do not put author(s) name and institution(s) into manuscript.

Manuscript preparation
All pages should be 1,15 spaced, Cambria font size 10,5 (including references) with 2,75 cm margins on all sides and must be between 5000-7000 words in length, including references, tables, and appendices. Your manuscript should include in a single file.

  1. The title and the abstract should be on one page. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. This page should not contain any indication of the identification of the author(s). Below the abstract, include a list of keywords that represent your article.
  2. Footnotes should not be used, except for additional information. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum and indicated by superscript Arabic numbers in the text. They should be double-spaced and not include displayed formulae or tables.
  3. All References in the manuscript should use Mendeley Reference Manager with APA Style.
  4. Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text, with a note inserted to indicate placement. Each table should be on a separate page with a descriptive title and headings for columns and rows. 
  5. Figures or illustrations for accepted manuscripts should be numbered consecutively and in professional-quality, camera-ready form in black ink on white paper. Each should have a caption and lettering should be legible after reduction to size and also should be on a separate page.
  6. Appendices should be lettered to distinguish them from numbered tables and figures in the text. Each appendix should include a descriptive title.

Citation Guidelines
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. These are some examples:
- Similar results has been echoed by (Smith, 2000)
- Comparing our results with the existing studies, we find, John et al.(2005) estimated food insecurity to be 48% in the urban Indonesia.
- In addition, some literature found that there are some differences in how male and female respond to this self-reported of fsubjective well-being (Chris, 2009; Arifin et al., 2010; Kumar & Thomas, 2012).

Reference style and List
Reference list should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

Reference to journal publication:
Maharjan, K.L., & Joshi, N.P. (2011), Determinants of household food security in Nepal: A binary logistic regression analysis. Journal of Mountain Science, 8 (3), 403-413.

Reference to a book:
Wales, B & Camilla, E. B. (2000). The quantitative analysis. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 5).

Reference to a website:
National Statistic Agency. City in Figure. (2003). Accessed 8 March 2019

Reference to a conference paper or poster presentation:
George, E.K., , Marie T.F., & Morishita, T. (2010, December). The demand prediction of Mass Rapid Transit in urban areas. Oral session presentation at the Industrial Engineering Conferences, New York, NY.


George, E.K., , Marie T.F., & Morishita, T. (2010, December). The demand prediction of Mass Rapid Transit in urban areas. Poster session presentation at the Industrial Engineering Conferences, New York, NY.



* All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
* Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
* For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.