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Author Guidelines

ICONARP implements 2 step submission policy for authors through the publication process:

1st - Submission of Manuscripts

2nd - Submission of Final Papers (edited according to the publishing template format)


Here are the instructions for authors to prevent delays in peer review and publication processes.

1. Preparation of Manuscripts    

The original digital copy of the manuscript in Microsoft Word format in English must be submitted to the journal via registration to the website (  All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed. 

The manuscript must contain orderly, cover letter, title page, abstract(s), keywords, article, acknowledgement (if any), references, tables and a list of figure captions in one single Word document. It must be typed in double spacing by using Arial font with 12 points. All pages must be numbered sequentially. 

1.1. Cover Letter

The cover letter must express that the manuscript has been prepared and confirmed by all authors, it is an unpublished and original work and it has not been submitted to, or is not under the review process of another journal. The names and signatures of all authors must be in the cover letter which can be scanned.

In addition to these, all authors should indicate their own ORCID iD in the cover letter. Registration for an ORCID iD can be completed from the website

1.2. Title Page

The title page must include a brief and illuminating title and names, affiliations (department, faculty, university, city and country) and e-mail addresses of all authors, and identify the corresponding author.

1.3. Abstract(s)

The abstract must summarize the purpose, methods and major findings of the paper. It must be brief and illuminating; must not be more than 250 words.

1.4. Keywords

 The article must have maximum 5 keywords that have been aligned in alphabetical order and have been chosen carefully to ease the searches.

1.5. Article

Articles must contain maximum 7000 words. The headings must be in hierarchic order and numbered sequentially. Authors should avoid using footnotes and endnotes, if unavoidable, labels such as (1), (2) can be used and listed at the end of the page. Also, authors are suggested to control spell checking of the article.

1.6. Acknowledgement

If necessary, acknowledgements can be provided.

1.7. References

The references must follow the APA referencing style. Further details about APA referencing style can be found on

 1.8. Preparation of Tables and Figures

Tables and figures must be embedded in the article in one Microsoft Word document. 


2. Final Paper Submission

After the manuscript accepted for publication, authors must send the final version of their papers to the journal website ( via logging in. File name of the final submission must be the manuscript reference number. Final papers must also be in Microsoft Word format.

All papers must be in journals publication format through the article template (*) and authors might be requested for revision in case of any missing information or inaccuracy. In the publication process, articles may be edited by the journal. 

Figures and tables might be requested from the author separately in jpeg format in case of any resolution problems or insufficiency.


3. Copyright and originality

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from authors and publishers of any previously published material; text, tables, figures, etc. 

(*) The article Template: Click here to download the article template.


Copyright Notice

All papers should be submitted electronically. All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not under submission at another journal or under consideration for publication in another form, such as a monograph or chapter of a book. Authors of submitted papers are obligated not to submit their paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission. Further, authors of accepted papers are prohibited from publishing the results in other publications that appear before the paper is published in the Journal unless they receive approval for doing so from the Editor-In-Chief.

ICONARP open access articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This license lets the audience to give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made and if they remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute contributions under the same license as the original.