Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The editors welcome submissions from invited and unsolicited submissions from the public. All proposals are subject to blind review by at least two peer reviewers and are examined by the editorial board to determine their suitability for publication in the Journal. The primary guidelines for selection of articles should address issues within the scope of the journal and adhere to the specific author guidelines listed below.

All submission should be sent with a clear subject line [Journal submission: Title of article] to

A. Spelling and abbreviations

AfSol journal uses Oxford spelling (or Oxford English Dictionary spelling).

All abbreviations should be fully written upon initial appearance with capitalizations of First Letters of Each Word. You can use appropriate abbreviations for currencies after using their full names initially.

Dates should appear as DD MM YEAR. E.g. 01 January 2020

B. Formatting of the article

The article should be 8,500 to 10,000 words including reference. The text of the article should be Times New Roman font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. There should be 2.0 spacing before and after a header. All headers should be Times New Roman font size 12, Bold.

Referencing should follow the style as specified on the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).

Abstracts should not be more than 300 words and should be presented on a separate first page of the article.

C. In submitting the manuscript, the authors should certify that

  1. The submitted manuscript is original and has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. Authors have secured the right to reproduce any material (text, graph or photo) included in their article that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  3. Their manuscript contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy.
  4. They are authorised by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements.