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Guidelines for manuscript submission

  1. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words, five key words, and a brief profile of each author of up to 100 words.

  2. The word limit for manuscript is 6500-8000 including references and tables.

  3. Please use following format for file name and subject line for submission:
    File name: ‘Author Name’ – Full paper for MICA ICMC 2017
    For example: Rahul Gadekar – Full paper for MICA ICMC 2017
    (In case of multiple authors, use the name of the first author)
    Subject line for the email: Full paper submission for MICA ICMC 2017

  4. Manuscripts should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before November 10, 2016

  5. Please prepare your manuscript according to following guidelines:

    • The submission should be in MS Word or PDF format

    • Line spacing – double

    • Page size - A4 size

    • Tables and figures should be indicated by number (e.g. see Table 1), and not by placement (e.g. see Table below). Short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures are preferred. The units of measurement should be stated and the sources should be cited at the foot of the table. Notes relating to the table should be placed after the source.

    • British spellings should be used throughout; universal `z' in `-ize' and `-ization' words.

    • Guidelines for using quotes: Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text.

    • Guidelines for use of numbers: Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above should remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use international number system (i.e. thousands, millions, billions etc.). When referring to a century it should be in words, e.g., `twentieth century’ and when reference is being made to a decade use numbers, e.g.,'1980s'.

    • Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.

  6. References

    • A consolidated list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to should be provided in the Bibliography. These should be listed in alphabetical order of author, giving the author's surname first followed by initials.

    • If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order.

    • References should be embedded in text according to the APA (American Psychological Association) Manual, for example: ‘(Pareek, 2004)’ or ‘Pareek (2004)’.

    • Citations should be first alphabetical and then chronological, for example,'(Ahmed 1987; Sarkar 1987; Wignaraja 1960)'.

    • For detailed referencing style, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.

    • Below are the few examples of APA style referencing.


Khandwalla, P. N. (2003). Corporate creativity: The winning edge. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill.

Edited Book

Teheranian, M., Hakimzadeh, F., & Vidale, M. L. (Eds.). (1977). Communications policy for National Development: A comparative perspective. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Moles, A. A. (1977). The cultural compass and the transmission of values. In Teheranian, M., Hakimzadeh, F., & Vidale, M. L. (Eds.), Communications policy for National Development: A comparative perspective (pp. 78-91). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.

Journal Article: Online and Hardcopy (The DOI- Digital Object Finder is required only for online articles)

D’Haenes, L., Jankowski, N., & Heuvelman, A. (2004). News in online and print newspapers: Differences in reader consumption and recall. New Media & Society, 6(3), 363–382. doi: 10.1177/1461444804042520

Journal Article: from a database without a DOI

Lamsa, A., & Tiensuu, T. (2002). Representation of the women leader in Finnish business media articles. Business ethics: An European Review, 11(4), 363-374. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from EBSCO Business Source Complete.

Magazine Article

Gowariker, I., & Anderson, P. (2009, August). Guided by Angels. Dare: Because Entrepreneurs do, 2, 18.

Newspaper Article

Sengupta, D. (2009, December 2). Economy, Finance & Markets: Night lights to help figure out real economic growth now. The Economic Times, p. 7.


Sen, A. (2006, March 29). What clash of civilization?: Why religious identity isn't destiny. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from http://www.slate.com/id/2138731/

Website (no author or date)

Islam in India. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from http://adaniel.tripod.com /Islam.htm

Unpublished Work

Srivastava, N. (2008). Attrition: A critical trouble for Indian IT Companies. Unpublished dissertation thesis. Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.

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