IMSTS accepts manuscripts edited in accordance with its Author Guidelines. All submissions must be the original work of the author(s). Manuscripts are to be submitted in English and Urdu manually and electronically.
For manual submission, author(s) can send their manuscript via email at firstname.lastname@example.org where mail should also be CC to email@example.com. On the other hand, Online Submission Process facilitates the author(s) to submit their manuscript electronically. Publishing in IMSTS is not remunerated, however, some justified expenditures coerce the administration to receive defensible charges.
The manuscript is submitted as a Microsoft Word file without any specific graphical and typographical edits.
Word Formatting guide
The research study usually consists of an abstract, keywords, introduction, the present state of a topic, and analysis of the chosen area of research or interest, methodology, findings, discussion of the findings, conclusion, and references. The research study is usually structured into four parts: objective, method, results, and conclusions.
The format of the manuscript is by default a one column A4 with no text header, footer, and page numbering; all style tags are removed. Paragraphs are separated by a space, not tabs. As a font standard, Calibri 11-points is required. The whole text is left-aligned. Automated citations and links are not applied. All direct citations are italicized, however, the quotation marks themselves are not italicized.
A list of Notes is located in a separate section between the text and the final list of References. In the text, the number of the note is given in Arabic numerals in square brackets.
All images, tables and figures are attached separately, while their descriptions are marked and included in the text. All figures are provided in curves. All images are provided with copyright license granted to the publisher.
The total length of a paper, including images, tables and figures inserted into the text, should not exceed 10-16 pages (almost 4,000 to 6,000 words). However, the length of numerical, pictorial and/or statistical content is subjected to the opinion collected from the examiners during the peer review process.
The abstract contains a concise description of the objective(s), methodology and main findings of the paper. It is usually not longer than 250 words.
A list of up to six keywords or key technical expressions from a respective academic field should be provided separated by a semicolon.
The submissions must follow the author-date system in accordance with the following edition of the APA Style
References at the end of a study are listed alphabetically. In the text, reference is given to the author’s name (without initials), followed by the year of publication and page number(s) (both in parenthesis), e.g. (McGinn 2008, 12). Each in-text citation matches up with an entry in a reference list, where full bibliographic information is provided.
About the author(s)
The author(s) data include name, surname, degrees, affiliation, main professional achievements, professional headshot, and email of author(s). This information should be provided at the time of paper submission via online or manual “submission form”.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Instructions about First and Corresponding Author
As per the policy of IMSTS;
- If the manuscript has been extracted from any thesis, only the research scholar has the sole right to be the first and corresponding author.
- If the manuscript belongs to any project, the project head has the authority to be the first and corresponding author.
- If the manuscript exhibits the joint working of multiple authors, the “Acknowledgement” section should be added in the manuscript that reflects the justified role of each author (along with the corresponding author) in the finalization of the research.
- In the case of a book review conducted by multiple authors, although it is necessary to present a critical analysis of each reviewer but an author who finally shapes the introduction, conclusion and references of critics’ citations has the right to be the primary author.
- The policy regarding Discourse Analysis and Travelogue is similar to the policy about Book reviews.