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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors regarding submission of the article
Preparing Your Manuscript Structure

How to Prepare Manuscript

Manuscript should contain an abstract of 250 words with at least three keywords that can represent your work efficiently.

Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; Introduction, materials and methods, results including table(s) and figure(s) with caption(s), discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (if any). Figure’s and table’s labelling should be prepared according to APA 7th manual. No coloured figure or table will be accepted.

Title page must have clear and comprehensive title of the study with Author(s) details. All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCIDs.

One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF. Authors' affiliations are basically the affiliations where the research was conducted. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

Word Limits 

For both Quantitative and Qualitative papers, a maximum of 3000-5000 words can be taken into account (without references).

Style Guidelines

The journal only accepts the Manuscripts written in English. Please use any one between American/British spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.

 Formatting and Templates

Papers should be submitted in MS Word formats (any version). Please use Times new roman and 12 fonts with double spaced lines for manuscript. Only Italicized those word or sentence which needs special focus.


Please follow APA 7th edition for reference writing. For example:

Dubey, A., & Agarwal, A. (2007). Coping strategies and life satisfaction: Chronically ill patients' perspectives. 

Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 33 (2), 161-168. 

Please mention DOIs after page no. (if available). Please go through this link for details about APA 7th edition for reference writing-https://library.westernsydney.edu.au/main/sites/default/files/pdf/cite_APA.pdf

 Funding details

Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows: This work was supported by the [Name of the Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].

Data availability statement

If there is a data set associated with the paper, please provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be found. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink, DOI or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s).

Please note that your work should be innovative and must have some practical and theoretical implications. Before submitting your manuscript, please make sure that the plagiarism of your manuscript must not be more than 15-20 percentages.

Where to Submit the Manuscript

Authors are encouraged to use journal's website for paper submission but they can send their manuscript through the email also: [email protected]

 Peer Review Process and Ethical Considerations

Mind and Society is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be assigned for double blind peer reviewed to independent, anonymous expert reviewers.

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