Authorship Criteria

Anyone listed as Author on IAR manuscript submission must meet all the following criteria:

  • they have made substantial intellectual contributions to some components of the original work described in the manuscript; and
  • they have participated in drafting and/or revision of the manuscript and
  • They are aware the manuscript has been submitted for publication; and
  • They agree to be held accountable for any issues relating to correctness or integrity of the work

IAR requires that all published papers include the names and affiliations of all authors listed on the paper, as well as provide accurate contact information to IAR as required in the IAR rights contract. IAR does not allow anonymous authors, and any papers published in the IAR Digital Library without author names and affiliations may be retracted by IAR. IAR authors have published under actual pen names using “independent consultant” as the author’s listed affiliation, but even under such circumstances IAR must be provided with contact information for such authors using a pen name, so that IAR will be able to reach all authors of published papers.

Other contributors may be acknowledged at the end of the paper, before the bibliography, with explicitly described roles, preferably using the roles found in the CASRAI Contributor Roles Taxonomy at

Guidelines for Authors

The authors should submit their papers according to the following guidelines:

  • The submitted articles must be original and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.
  • The manuscripts should be free from grammatical errors and plagiarism.
  • The manuscripts should be composed according to APA (American Psychological Association 7th edition) format for writing text and referencing.
  • The first page should have the title of the article, author (s)’s names, his/her/their affiliation, E-mail address, and author (s)’s notes.
  • Give one paragraph introduction of authors in five to seven sentences (for each author) describing their educational background and research achievements on the title page.
  • Title of the article should be informative and eye-catching.
  • Title should not be more than 12 words in length and it should not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose.
  • The second page should have the title of the article (font size 16, Times New Roman), abstract (font size 12, Times New Roman) containing 200-250 words summarizing the main points and followed by five key words.
  • The remaining pages should have the main text, and list of references.
  • On the first line of the abstract page, center the word “Abstract” (bold, formatting).
  • Abstract of the article should be justified.
  • Articles should not cross the word limit of 6000-8000.
  • Headings and subheadings should be on a separate line.
  • Articles should be typed in MS Word and should be paginated.
  • Plagiarism is not acceptable. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.

To submit your paper, send electronically at