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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 article should be written in MS-Word software and should follow the APA Style format. (double space, 10-point Times New Roman)
  • Written in English language, using either American or British spelling and should be clear, concise and grammatically correct.
  • The article should be original research work and should not be unpublished/ sent anywhere.
  • The article should be plagiarism free, and the similarity rate is less than 20%.
  • All authors are required to agree to the Copyright Statement when submitting the manuscripts.
  • All authors must take full responsibility for the content of the manuscript and contribute equally and agree about the order of authorship.
  • All figures should be clear (high resolution) and drawn by the authors themselves, rather than copied from other media.
  • Authors should mention any ethical approval committees as well as the approval number/ID, if applicable (dealing with humans or animals).
  • Authors should mention on request all sources/ raw data used in the manuscript and guarantee and that all data used is genuine with no fabrication.
  • Please remove the author's information from the paper and send it in a separate document.

Author Guidelines

The ACAA journals accept unpublished and original research papers, review articles, theoretical articles, and reports and studies to be submitted under consideration for publication. We recommend that you comply with the Submission Preparation Checklist, Copyright Statements and Privacy Statements. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Manuscripts must also contain the following:

  • Title: Clear title describing the objectives of the work (not vague), no abbreviations and at maximum two lines long. Please remove the author's information from the paper and send it in a separate document.
  • Abstract: Clear summary at a maximum of 250 words, including the introduction, methods, findings, and conclusion sections.
  • Research body: Follow research methodology standards. Including: Introduction, Background, Methods, Results and Discussions, Conclusions and References sections.

Privacy Statement

Last Updated: 10/08/2020 (Content is subject to change according to the newest regulations)

ACAA may collect and use personal information that is vital for publishing and processing of all submitted manuscripts. This information may include names, affiliation and contact details; including postal address, emails, phone numbers and fax numbers. Any personal information received by ACAA will only be used to: process and publish your manuscript. 

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

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