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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 Microsoft Word, or PDF file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text 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 APA Guidelines.

Regular Paper

Articles should be prepared using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associations (APA format).

Title page should be comprised of the following information:

  • Title: Should be concise and informative. 
  • Author names and affiliations: State the name and family name of each author, as well the authors’ affiliation addresses bellow the names (Department, University / Institute, and Country)
  • Corresponding author: State the name and e-mail address of the author who will handle all correspondence prior to and after the publication.

Abstract. The summary of the current research should be between 250 - 300 words. No citations should be included in the abstract.

Keywords.  Provide up to 5 keywords that reflect the topics of the research. 

Introduction. State the aims of the research and provide a suitable background. Where applicable, divide the introduction into clearly defined subsections.

Method. Provide a description of the design, sample, measures, procedure, and statistical analyses. 

Results. Results presentation should be in accordance with stated objectives and/or hypotheses.

Discussions. This section should be dedicated to discussing the significance of current findings in the broader context of the targeted domain. Exploring limitations, and theoretical and practical implications are encouraged.

Conclusions. At the end of the manuscript, a paragraph should be dedicated to the main conclusions of the presented research.

All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points in the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be limited to 10,000 words including the references.

Submissions/Editorial Process. All submissions are subjected to initial evaluation by the Editor in chief or associate editors for initial screening. Subsequently, those that pass the initial screening are sent to independent, anonymous blind peer review provided by expert referees. IJMADA aims at quick online publications of all accepted papers. The following are IJMADA guidelines in principal.

Submission to first editorial decision - within 15 days
Submission to post-review decision - within 90 days

Submissions are routinely sent to iThenticate to be checked for possible plagiarism. The final Submission paper should abide by the journal's template provided in MS Word format. Download template here.

Abstracted/indexed in

IJMADA is currently abstracted and indexed in


IJMADA is currently under consideration for indexing in:

Index Copernicus International (ICI), and Web of Science (Clarivate).


Student Paper

Articles should be prepared using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associations (APA format).

Manuscripts should be limited to 6,000 words including the references.


Special Edition

Articles should be prepared using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associations (APA format). All articles should follow the guidelines on Regular papers.


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