Author Guidelines

General Information

Language : All manuscripts should be written in English -- British or American as long as consistency is observed.

Conflict of interest and funding: Authors are responsible for disclosing financial support from the industry or other conflicts of interest that might bias the interpretation of results.

Statistic validity: If complicated statistical data are provided, the authors may be requested to submit a statement issued by a certified statistician regarding the validity of methods used.

Title of the paper: It should be short, accurate, and related to the central hypothesis/idea of the paper. Such as "A study of", "a psychological study' etc and use of abbreviations in the title should be avoided. Key words (not more than 4 to 6) should also be given on title sheet. Name of the author(s) should follow the title and the institutional affiliations along with the address should be provided on the title sheet as foot note. Also include the email of the corresponding author.

Abstract: The abstract should be precise in about 150-250 words and should be given on the second page (after the title page) of the manuscript along with the full title (without author(s) name) of the article. It should include a brief outline of only the essential facts of the main article such as the objectives/hypothesis, method, results and conclusion.

Introduction:The third page of the manuscript begins with an introduction (without the heading "introduction". The full title of the article should be given on this page. The introduction should not be a long review of the subject area rather it should be relevant to specific area of study and should cover only findings of the pertinent researches. The aim and hypothesis of the research work may be given at the end of this section (without heading)

Method: It should cover a brief description of the Participants/Sample, Tools/ Measures and Techniques and procedure.

Results: The findings of the quantitative/ qualitative analysis should be provided in this section. Provide relevant facts only and the findings may be summarized in the form of tables. The obtained results may be displayed in figures or may be reported in the text when and where needed. But do not repeat same data (information) in more than one form. Indicate in the paper where tables/figures should appear. The tables and figures should be carefully planned to fit the production size of printed page. IJPR does not publish detailed ANOVA tables, give only significant F-values at suitable places in the text: F(df)=p <.05/.01.

Discussion: Generally discussion begins with the major findings of the research followed by interpretation and discussion of each of these findings in individual paragraphs in the light of relevant past works and available theoretical frameworks. At the last the major conclusions of the research should be reported. The authors may also include the limitations of their research and future directions in this section. In some situations section of Results may be combined with Discussion so as to avoid repetition.

References: Citations in the text and References must correspond to each other; do not over reference by giving the obvious/old classic studies or the irrelevant findings. In general try to avoid (if not possible then minimize) giving references to abstracts and unpublished papers. Give all journal titles in full and not in an abbreviated form, IJPR follows APA format for references.

Reference Examples
Journal Article

Chandraiah , K. & Prasad, P.L. (1996). Occupational stress and job satisfaction among college teachers 20,499-504.

Book
Pestonjee, D. M. (1999). Stress and coping: The Indian experience. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Article/ Chapter in Edited Book
Krishna Rao, G. & Chandraiah , K. (2007). Impact of emotional adjustment on academic achievement among socially advantaged and disadvantaged students. In Chandraiah,K (Eds.). Stress and well-being in adolescents (pp. 196-208). New Delhi: APH publishing Corporation.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted for publication in IJPSR will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in the particular area, the author will receive evaluation results within a month to decide the manuscript would be accepted or rejected.