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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. I have read the About the Journal page for the Journal’s submission policies and the Editorial Manager: Tutorial for Authors on Aries Systems website for the steps in registration, log in, submission, and tracking your submission processes.
  • 2. I have included the names and contact information of all authors in a previous submission step. Inclusion of such information indicates that these individuals have agreed to be an author.
  • 3. I have read and agree to follow the Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) Author Guidelines.
  • 4. I attest that this manuscript is not currently being considered by other journals (or conference proceedings) nor has it been published elsewhere in English and other languages.
  • 5. I verify that if this manuscript describes a study wherein humans or animals were subjects, the treatment of those subjects was in accordance with established ethical guidelines and appropriate institutional approval has been obtained.
  • 6. This manuscript has been prepared consistent with APA Publication Manual guidelines.
  • 7. I have included a Research Question/Problem Statement/Public Significance Statement in the manuscript.
  • 8. I have obtained permission to reproduce or adapt any copyrighted material from other sources and am able to provide documentation for this permission.
  • 9. I agree to comply with APA Ethics Code Standard 8.14a, Sharing Research Data for Verification, allowing other qualified professionals to confirm the analyses and results should my manuscript be accepted for publication. Per APA guidelines I will retain raw data for a minimum of 5 years after publication of the research.
  • 10. If my manuscript is accepted for publication, I agree to transfer copyright to Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) full and exclusive rights to the manuscript, all revisions, and the full copyright.
  • 11. I have been informed that Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal.
  • 12. If my manuscript submission includes supplemental materials, I have explained the relevance of these materials in the article itself and within the supplemental materials.
  • 13. If this submission funded by a grant, I have included the grant information in the acknowledgement.
  • 14. If this submission received research ethics committee (e.g. Institutional review board) approval, I have included this information in the acknowledgement.
  • 15. I verify that the submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 16. I verify that URLs for the references are provided, where available.
  • 17. I verify that the text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point Times 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.
  • 18. I verify that the word count of the manuscript does not exceed 8,000 words.
  • 19. I verify that the word count of the abstract is between 250-500 words.
  • 20. I understand that the Corresponding Author is the sole contact for the Editorial process. I am responsible for communicating with the other authors about progress, submissions of revisions and final approval of proofs.

1. General Matters

Papers must be in English. The main text of the manuscript must not exceed 8,000 word limit. All pages should be numbered consecutively. The title page, submitted in a separate file, should contain: (i) the main title; (ii) authors’ names, affiliations, and email contacts; (iii) an abstract of between 250-500 words; (iv) up to five keywords; (v) highlights. The first page of the anonimized manuscript should contain the same data except (ii). All text must be in a one-column format.  Text must be fully justified.

2. Abstract

The abstract is to be in fully-justified italicized text. Use the word Abstract in 10-point Times, boldface type, centered relative to the column, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-point, single spaced type. Leave two blank lines between the abstract and the main text.

3. Main Title

The main title should be in Times 10-point, boldface type. Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Leave two blank lines after the title.

4. Authors’ Names and Affiliations

Authors’ names and affiliations are to be centered beneath the title and printed in Times 10-point, non-boldface type. Multiple authors may be shown in a two or three-column format, with their affiliations below their respective names. Affiliations are centered below each author’s name, italicized, not bold. Include e-mail address if possible.

5. Main Text

Type your main text in 10-point Times, single-spaced. Do not use double-spacing. Be sure your text is fully justified, that is, flush left and flush right. Please do not place any additional blank lines between paragraphs.

6. Figure and Table Captions

Figure and table captions follow the APA format.

7. Headings

    7.1 First-order headings should be Times 10-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one blank line after.

    7.2 Second-order headings should be Times 10-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one after.

    7.3 Third-order headings are discouraged. However, if you must use them, use 10-point Times, boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, preceded by one blank line, followed by a period and your text on the same line.

8. Footnotes

Refraining from usage of footnotes is recommended by APA as this practice may distract or confuse readers. When applicable, incorporate additional information in the main text of the paper, but avoid inserting irrelevant material. Footnotes should briefly present the reader with meaningful information that enhances your argument. APA details the use of two types of footnotes: content and copyright. Please refer to the APA Publication Manual for more information.

9. Citation

Following the APA style, the reference should be cited in text by giving the last name of the author(s) followed by the year of  publication in parentheses, e.g., Barton & Hall (1993); (Olson, 1991a, 1991b). Citations of particular pages should be of the form (Jacobs,1992, p.5).

The full references must be typed, double spaced, on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript. They should include all authors’ names and initials, year of publication, title of article or book, the full title of the journal, volume, issue (if any) and page numbers and, for books and other print sources, the publisher’s name and place of publication, e.g.:

Lynch, K. A. (1960). The image of the city. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 

Hill, J. O., & Peters, J. C. (1998) Environmental contributions to the obesity epidemic. Science, 280(5368), 1371-4.

For more detials of how to use the APA style, see Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

10. Figures and Tables

NJEDP accepts only electronic submissions of figures and tables. Preferred file formats are TIFF,  JPEG and EPS, with resolution preferably between 300 and 600 dpi. File name should not be excessively long. Each figure and table must be referred to in the text and will be printed in black and white unless absolutely necessary. All figures and tables must be clear and legible when printed in a single column size with a width of 13.00 cm., or a half-column size with a width of  6.50 cm.

11. Any manuscript that does not conform to the above instructions will be returned for necessary revision before editorial and publication processes.