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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission: International Journal of Community Development (IJCD) has a web-based system for the submission of manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit the journal’s site to login and submit your article online.

All papers should be submitted via the online system. IJCD considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to IJCD, that they have not been published already (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. To expedite the review process, all manuscripts submitted to AJBM should be prepared according to the following format.

Word length: Articles should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding references).

Cover Page: This contains the title of the manuscript, all author names and their corresponding affiliations as well as complete mailing address, telephone and and E-mail.

Title Page: The second page consists of the manuscript title, abstract (maximum of 250 words that reflects an abbreviated representation of the content of the manuscript including purpose, method, main results, conclusions, and/or recommendations), and up to seven key words for indexing purposes. To facilitate the double-blind review process no material that identifies the author(s) should be placed on this page.

Text: The text should consist of an Introduction, main body (including literature review, method, results, analysis, and discussion, as appropriate) and Conclusions. Text citations should adhere to the following examples: (Bram, 1994) or(Aronsson, 2001, 2002; Labonte & Laverack, 2005; Kwan, et al., 2003) or(Limbert, 2004, p.7) (for quoted material). Abbreviations should be fullyspelled out in parentheses the first time that they are used in the text.

References: Authors should follow APA guidelines set forth in their Publication Manual (6th edition) for text and reference list citations.

Article: Lingam I. G & Boulton-Lewis M. G. (2012). Ageing in Fiji: How older teachers perceive ageing and their lives. American Journal of Human Ecology, 1(2), 65-70.

Book: Grover, R., & Vriens, M. (2006). The handbook of marketing research: Uses, misuses, and future advances. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chapter in edited book: Sugden, J. (2002). Network football. In John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson (Eds.), Power games: A critical sociology of sport (pp. 61-80). London and New York: Routledge.

Internet Source: Hunt, J. (2005). Capacity building in the international development context: Implications for indigenous Australia. Retrieved from

Article Withdrawal: Only used for Articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice.

Any inquiries regarding manuscript submission may be directed to the editorial office at:


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  3. 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.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Copyright Notice

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

World Scholars reserves the rights to retract any published manuscripts in the case of suspected plagiarism or any scientific misconducts. All requests for withdrawal of manuscripts before or after publishing will only be entertained if a formal written request is made to the editor of IJCD. Approvals for withdrawal of manuscripts wholly depends on the consideration of the editor and the editorial board of IJCD. No refunds for the manuscript publishing charges will be made in the event of withdrawal after the manuscript has been published.

Copyrights for articles published in World Scholars journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 350.00 (USD)
If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay $350 as article publication fee.