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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

 

ØSubmission

 

Scholink accepts the submission of empirical studies, literature reviews, Theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies and other types of articles.

 

The principles of submission in Scholink are as follows,

 

üScholink publishes original manuscripts which cannot be published previously.

 

üScholink has a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy (including self-plagiarism).

 

üAll the authors should agree on the publications.

 

üAuthors retain the copy right of their own paper, which can be used in any other publications as long as the original paper is properly cited.

 

Besides, the requirements of submission are as follows,

 

üThe language of manuscripts should be English (Both American or British English are acceptable, but not mix them together).

 

üAuthor may choose online submission or E-mail submission.

 

üScholink only accepts Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) version of submission.

 

üThere is no particular requirement on the length of manuscripts, but 3000 to 10000 words are better.

 

 

 

ØManuscript Elements

 

Take empirical study for example, the manuscripts should include the following elements:

 

üTitle

 

üAuthor’s name and institutional affiliation

 

üAbstract

 

üBody

 

üTables & Figures (insert into the body)

 

üAcknowledgement (not necessary)

 

üReferences

 

üAppendix (not necessary)

 

 

 

Title

 

Title should summarize the main idea of the whole manuscript, concise and unique is also important. The first letter of each notional word should be written in a capital letter.

 

Author’s name and institutional affiliation

 

All the authors’ names should be shown in the manuscripts. The preferred form of an author’s name is first name, middle name and last name without any titles (e.g., Dr., Professor) or degrees (e.g., PhD, EdD).

 

The institutional affiliation identifies the location where the author(s) was or were when the research was conducted, which is usually a university or an organization. The component parts should include corresponding address, zip code, city, country, telephone number and email address.

 

Abstract

 

Abstract is a brief, comprehensive of the contents of the article, so it should be accurate, coherent, concise and nonevaluative. Besides, it should not exceed 200 words. After the abstract, 3 to 8 keywords must be listed.

 

Body

 

In an original empirical study, “body” usually consists of introduction, method, result, discussion and conclusion. If authors need to use tables/figures toilluminate research result, the tables/figures should be inserted into the body.

 

Tables

 

Tables should be placed with the first reference to them in the body of manuscript.With regard to the format of table, you should put table’s caption before the table body and table note. Moreover, avoid submitting image version, because image version is hard to re-edit.

 

Figures

 

Figures should be placed with the first reference to them in the body of manuscript. You should put the figure’s caption and description below the figure body.

 

Acknowledgement

 

As an author, you are free to decide whether you need this acknowledgement part or not.

 

References

 

References acknowledge the work of previous scholars and provide a reliable way to locate it. The references cited in the manuscript should be sufficient to support the need for your research and to ensure that readers can place it in the context of previous research and theorizing.

 

Appendix

 

Usually appendix is not necessarily. Include an appendix only it helps readers to understand, evaluate or replicate the study or theoretical argument being made. The appendix should beadded at the end of the manuscript.

 

 

 

ØPublication fee

 

Scholink is an independent organization which has no financial support. All the journals published by Scholink are open access. In order to operation our journals without difficulty, the publication cost should be covered by the author’s institution or research funds. The author should pay the publication fee after receiving the acceptance letter.