Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submissions:

The aim of the International Journal of advanced humanities Research (IJAHR) is to disseminate scholarly information to scholars and practitioners of open and distance learning and teaching worldwide. Authors submit their manuscripts online by registering with this journal, logging in, clicking the New Submission link, and following the screen instructions through a five-step submission process. There are no article submissions or access charges for publication in this open journal.


Manuscripts submitted for review and possible publication in (IJAHR) must be original material that has not been published nor submitted for review/publication elsewhere.

Publishing Previously Distributed Content:

  1. Every article must maintain a high quality of scholarship, not plagiarize the work of others, and make a contribution to the field of open and distance education scholarship.
  2. Articles published or under review by another peer review commercial or scholarly publishers are not eligible for publication in (IJAHR).
  3. Articles distributed as conference proceedings or self-published in blogs or institutional repositories should normally be revised substantially before review and possible publication by (IJAHR). (The editor may ask to review in detail the publication/distribution history of any work to make this determination.)
  4. Articles that appeared in conference proceedings or were self-published shall acknowledge this distribution history in a footnote.
  5. Authors submitting articles that were previously distributed should detail the rationale for review and publication by (IJAHR) in a note to the editor.

Full Paper:

A publishable paper should contain the following:

  1. Abstract (150-250 words, describing the research problem, the method, the basic findings, the conclusions, and the recommendations);
  2. Keywords;
  3. Introduction (what is the problem?);
  4. Research method and/or theory used;
  5. If an application or experiment, a description of the pool of subjects and how they were chosen;
  6. Analysis of research and how results impact theory and practice;
  7. Conclusion;
  8. References.


  • Manuscripts must conform to( APA) standards. Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010).
  • Follow the author-date method of citation in text. Ensure you provide page numbers for all direct quotes. Prepare an unnumbered reference list in alphabetical order by author. When there is more than one article by the same author(s), list the most recent paper first. References should include the names of all contributing authors. Ensure that all references are accurate and that any references cited in the text also appear in the reference section.


  • Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010) for guidance on expression (including grammar and ways to reduce bias in language) and style (including punctuation, capitalization, headings, etc.).
  • Submissions must be in English. British or American English spelling is acceptable, but usage must be consistent throughout. Please spell-check all submissions.
  • To abbreviate the name of an organization or agency, use capitals and no periods (e.g., YWCA). For the first occurrence, provide the full name with the abbreviation in parentheses, and use the abbreviation as required after that, for example, Athabasca University (AU).
  • Use italics sparingly to identify special terms or to indicate special emphasis.

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 journal template is available 

  1. Submission is in MS Word or rich text format.
  2. Submission is between 3,500 and 7,000 words.
  3. 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).
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  5. The submission has been prepared for blind peer review:
  6. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text and inserted "Author" and year in the in-text citation, references, and footnotes, instead of the authors’ names, article title, etc.
  7. In Microsoft Word documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.
  8. All electronic references include the DOI of the reference if one has been issued. The DOI for most articles can be found at If no DOI has been issued the URL should be appended at the end of the citation.
  9. If the submission is for a Special Issue, indicate the name of the special issue in the title and comment section.
  10. Data has been collected and analyzed using acceptable regard for the subject’s privacy and the researcher(s) and have followed ethical standards for research involving human participants.