Authors Guidelines (Book Chapter)

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Authors Guidelines (Book Chapter)

1. Format & Style

Book Chapter: All Book chapters must be typed in A4 size (font size 12) in double space in single column with at least 1.5 inch margin on all sides. Authors should submit single word files that contains the following information.

a. Title of the Chapter

b. Author (S) Name & Designation, Phone/Mobile Number, Email ids of all authors

c. Abstract

d. Keywords

e. Introduction

f. Chapter Contents (Headings/Sub-headings, Tables/Figures)

g. Conclusions / Acknowledgements (if any)

h. References

(Note: It is mandatory to provide WhatsApp number of corresponding author and e-mail id of all the authors as it is required to receive consent of publication)

2. 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 submitted manuscript has not been previously published, nor it is submitted before in any other publisher for consideration.
  • All authors have agreed to sign the Authors’ Agreement Form (if necessary) describing their role in the book/chapter and taking responsibility of all disputes, if arises, from their contents in the book/chapter.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc / .docx / .rtf) document file format.
  • Manuscript is ordered as follows: Title page, Authors details, Abstract, Keywords, Full Text (heading/sub heading), Tables & Figures (labeled), References, Conclusions/Acknowledgements (if any).
  • Title page must contain Title of the book, Author’s Affiliations, email id and address of all authors.
  • 4-6 Keywords are indicated separately and arranged in alphabetical order
  • References should be well formatted in accordance with the guidelines of the book, and cited in the text as well
  • There is no restriction on the number of authors but the manuscript should not exceed 6000 words or 15 pages, whichever is less, including references.


Language: We publish books in English only

2.1 Reference Format (standard APA format)

We advocate the citation of new papers; old references are better replaced with updated ones. The authors are responsible for the correctness of references. References should be kept to a minimum and listed in alphabetical order. Personal communication and unpublished data should not be included in reference list. The list of reference at the end of the text should be in the following format. The authors are responsible for the correctness of references.

In the text, references should be cited as follows:

two authors (Mohali & Bhowmik, 2013),

three or more authors (Mullar et al., 2014).

References in the text should be listed chronologically separated by semicolon, e.g. (Smith, 1987; John, 1999; Moriss et al., 2000).

2.1.1 Journals

Abusaleha, A., & Shanmugavelu, K. G. (1988). Studies on the effect of organic versus inorganic sources of nitrogen on growth, yield and quality of okra. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 45(2), 312-318. .

Batra, V. K., Dhankhar, S. K., Bhatia, A. K., Virender, S., Arora, S. K., & Singh, V. P. (2006). Response of brinjal to foliar feeding of water soluble fertilizers. Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 35(3/4).

No Author Given

Anonymous (2005). The slide germination method of evaluating protectant fungicides. Phythopathology, 33(2), 627-632.


Chakraborty, A., or Anonymous (2003). General Approaches to Insect Control. IPM in India. Available at: . Retrieved on: 01.01.2023.

2.1.2 Books

Personal author(s)

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Edited book

Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.

Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons.

Chapter in a book

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.

2.1.3 Published Proceedings Paper

Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(47), 23499–23504.

2.1.4 Dissertation or Thesis

Knight, A. (2001). Exercise and osteoarthritis of the knee (Unpublished master's dissertation). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

2.2 Tables and Figures: Table should be descriptive with or without references with heading in bold letters. Tables, figures, drawings should be placed outside (As a separate attachment) of the text as they shall be correctly arranged by the publisher. Figures whether line drawing or graph should be of good quality. Legends to figures should be given on a separate sheet. Tables and figures should be numbered consequently in Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2 and Figure 1, Figure 2).

For each table, please provide a table title explaining the content of the table. Source of Tables from a previously published material should be mentioned at the footnote.

Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body

2.3 Photographs: The photographs should be of good quality (not less than 300 dpi resolution, so if they should occupy text column width (8 cm) they must have at least 1000 pixels width.) and in the JPG/ JPEG/ PNG/ TIFF format. Please send original (not resized) photograph(s), straight from a digital camera, without any text descriptions on the photo.

3. Editorial/Review Procedures:

After successful submission of manuscript by author, the manuscript is first sent to the English editor. The English editor checks the book format, typographical mistakes. The editor is very much concerned with the data processing format and relevant details. This time taken by initial reviewing process depends on the level of accuracy followed by author in compliance with the journal format. Manuscripts are rejected at this stage if have poor grammars or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the book, or not written in accordance with the guidelines. We strongly suggest author to go through carefully on the Instructions for each book and download the published chapters for reference. The chapters with comments (if any) by English editor is sent to author for further revision. After fulfilling comments by the English editor, author resend (upload) the manuscript to book administrator.

The Editor(s) evaluates all the manuscripts. Manuscripts rejected at this stage if insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the book, or not written in accordance with the guidelines. Those that meet the minimum criteria are forwarded to at least 2 experts for review.

Peer-Review Policy

Generally, all the manuscripts are reviewed by a minimum of two suitable external experts in the respective subject area. The reports of all the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/ revision or rejection of a manuscript, but the ultimate responsibility for acceptance or rejection lies with the editors of Book/Executive Director (Publications).

Plagiarism Policy

All the submitted manuscripts are first subjected to Plagiarism check and then the Publishing cycle begins. In case, plagiarism is detected during review/ editorial process, such manuscript(s) will be rejected immediately and we can also consider other steps depending upon the seriousness of the case. If the plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be removed from our website and appropriate announcement will be placed in this regards.

4. Publication Fees: There is no submission and processing fees. A nominal amount of publication fees will be charged for each chapter. For details kindly visit Publication Package page of the website.

5. Deadline: The final date for submission of contributions will be different for each book and will be finalized by the Lead Editor of each book.

6. Submission of Articles: Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts strictly following the Author Guidelines through online mode or through E-mail:  [email protected], incase any queries/concerns call or WhatsApp to +91-9863023086.