IJCRAR is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCRAR Articles.

For Authors

Guidelines to Authors

1. Introduction

Welcome to the International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review (IJCRAR)! We are delighted that you are considering submitting your research manuscript to our journal. To ensure the smooth processing and publication of your work, please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing and submitting your manuscript.

2. Manuscript Preparation

2.1. Manuscript Types: IJCRAR accepts Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Short Communications, Case Studies, and Letters to the Editor. Ensure your manuscript is formatted according to the specific guidelines for each type.

2.2. Formatting: Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and should follow the IJCRAR template, which can be downloaded from our website.

2.3. Title Page: Include the title, author(s)' names and affiliations, corresponding author's email address, and keywords. Acknowledgments and funding sources can also be mentioned on this page.

2.4. Abstract: Provide a concise abstract (not exceeding 250 words) summarizing the main objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of your research.

2.5. Main Text: Organize your manuscript into sections, including Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Ensure clarity, logical flow, and proper citation of references.

2.6. Tables and Figures: Place tables and figures within the manuscript close to where they are first mentioned. Ensure they are clearly labelled and referenced in the text.

2.7. References: Follow the citation style specified in the IJCRAR guidelines. Cite all sources accurately, and provide complete reference details in the References section.

3. Ethical Considerations

3.1. Plagiarism: Ensure your manuscript is original and free from plagiarism. Properly cite and reference all sources and use plagiarism detection tools before submission.

3.2. Authorship: All authors listed should have made a significant contribution to the research. Specify the contributions of each author in the manuscript.

3.3. Ethics Approval: If your research involves human or animal subjects, obtain ethical approval and clearly state it in your manuscript.

4. Submission Process

4.1. Online Submission: Submit your manuscript through the IJCRAR online submission portal (https://www.ijcrar.com/Submit.php).

4.2. Offline Submission: Alternatively, the authors can send the manuscript using email. Please provide the table, chart, figures in MS-wordfile to the e-mail ID: editorijcret@gmail.com.

4.3. Cover Letter: Include a cover letter as per the template given along with all enclosures.

Cover Letter for Submission of Manuscript (Download)

  1. Title Page  (Download)
  2. Conflict of Interest Statement  (Download)
  3. Ethical Approval and Informed Consent Statement  (Download)
  4. Author Contributions  (Download)
  5. Funding Statement (Download)
  6. Data Availability Statement  (Download)
  7. Statement of Originality  (Download)
  8. Statement of Image Integrity and Standards  (Download)
  9. List of 3 Potential Reviewers based on their field of specialization  (Download)
5. Review Process

5.1. Peer Review: All submitted manuscripts undergo a peer review process to assess scientific quality and relevance.

5.2. Decision: You will be informed of the decision, which may include acceptance, revision, or rejection. Revise your manuscript according to the reviewers' comments and submit the revised version.

6. Fees and Charges

Authors are required to pay Rs.4000 for Indian Authors and 100U$ for foreign authors towards as processing fee. Publication of an article in the International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review (IJCRAR) is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the processing fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication. Authors may still request (in advance) that the editorial office waive some of the processing fee under special circumstances.

7. Publication

Upon acceptance, your manuscript will be prepared for publication. Ensure prompt communication with the editorial team for any queries during this stage.

8. Copyright

Authors retain the copyright of their published work. IJCRAR requires a license agreement to publish and distribute your article.

Guidelines for Preparing and Formatting Original Research Articles

1. Manuscript Structure
1.1. Title Page
  • Title: Provide a concise and informative title that reflects the main theme of your research.
  • Author Information: Include the names of all authors, their affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Corresponding Author: Indicate the corresponding author's name and provide their email address.
1.2. Abstract
  • Provide a structured abstract of not more than 250 words. Include sections for Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
1.3. Keywords
  • Include 3 to 5 keywords that best describe your research, separated by semicolons.
1.4. Introduction
  • Clearly state the research problem, objectives, and the significance of your study.
  • Provide a brief review of relevant literature and explain the gap your research fills.
1.5. Materials and Methods
  • Describe the materials, equipment, and methods used in sufficient detail to allow others to replicate your study.
  • Mention any ethical considerations and approval, if applicable.
1.6. Results
  • Present your findings in a clear and concise manner, using tables, figures, and charts where appropriate.
  • Use headings and subheadings to organize the results section.
1.7. Discussion
  • Interpret your results and discuss their implications.
  • Compare your findings with previous research and highlight the novel aspects of your work.
  • Address limitations and suggest areas for future research.
1.8. Conclusion
  • Summarize the key findings and their significance.
  • Avoid introducing new information in the conclusion.
1.9. Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledge individuals, organizations, or funding sources that contributed to your research.
1.10. References
  • Follow the Harvard citation style specified in the IJCRAR guidelines for references. Below are some general guidelines for Harvard referencing:
    • In-text citations: Use author-date format (e.g., Smith, 2023).
    • Include all authors' names for works with up to three authors; for works with four or more authors, use "et al." after the first author's name (e.g., Smith et al., 2023).
    • List references alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Include the publication year in parentheses.
    • Use italics for book titles, journal names, and other longer works.
    • Provide page numbers for direct quotations.
2. Formatting
2.1. Manuscript Length
  • Original Research Articles should typically be between 3000 and 6000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures.
2.2. Font and Spacing
  • Use a readable font (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial) with a font size of 12.
  • Double-space the entire manuscript, including references.
2.3. Headings
  • Use clear and consistent headings and subheadings to organize your manuscript.
  • Follow a hierarchical structure (e.g., 1., 1.1, 1.1.1).
2.4. Tables and Figures
  • Place tables and figures within the manuscript close to where they are first mentioned.
  • Ensure that tables and figures are clear, labelled, and referenced in the text.
2.5. Units
  • Use SI units for measurements and report numerical results with appropriate decimal places.
2.6. Footnotes
  • Use footnotes sparingly and only for essential explanatory notes.
3. Submission Process

Submit your Original Research Article through the IJCRAR online submission portal. 

Guidelines for Preparing and Formatting Review Articles

1. Manuscript Structure
1.1. Title Page
  • Title: Provide a concise and informative title that reflects the main theme of your review.
  • Author Information: Include the names of all authors, their affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Corresponding Author: Indicate the corresponding author's name and provide their email address.
1.2. Abstract
  • Provide a structured abstract of not more than 250 words. Summarize the key topics covered in the review.
1.3. Keywords
  • Include 3 to 5 keywords that best describe the scope of your review, separated by semicolons.
1.4. Introduction
  • Clearly introduce the topic of your review and explain its relevance and significance.
  • State the objectives and scope of the review.
1.5. Main Sections
  • Organize your review into coherent sections and subsections, following a logical flow of information.
  • Provide clear headings and subheadings to guide readers through the review.
1.6. Conclusion
  • Summarize the main findings and key takeaways from the review.
  • Discuss the implications and potential future developments in the field.
1.7. Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledge individuals, organizations, or funding sources that contributed to your review.
1.8. References
  • Follow the Harvard citation style specified in the IJCRAR guidelines for references. Below are some general guidelines for Harvard referencing in review articles:
    • In-text citations: Use author-date format (e.g., Smith, 2023).
    • Include all authors' names for works with up to three authors; for works with four or more authors, use "et al." after the first author's name (e.g., Smith et al., 2023).
    • List references alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Include the publication year in parentheses.
    • Use italics for book titles, journal names, and other longer works.
    • Provide page numbers for direct quotations.
2. Formatting
2.1. Manuscript Length
  • Review Articles should typically be between 5000 and 10,000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures.
2.2. Font and Spacing
  • Use a readable font (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial) with a font size of 12.
  • Double-space the entire manuscript, including references.
2.3. Tables and Figures
  • Place tables and figures within the manuscript close to where they are first mentioned.
  • Ensure that tables and figures are clear, labeled, and referenced in the text.
2.4. Units
  • Use SI units for measurements and report numerical results with appropriate decimal places.
2.5. Footnotes
  • Use footnotes sparingly and only for essential explanatory notes.
3. Submission Process

Submit your Review Article through the IJCRAR online submission portal. 

Guidelines for Preparing and Formatting Short Communications

1. Manuscript Structure
1.1. Title Page
  • Title: Provide a concise and informative title that reflects the main theme of your short communication.
  • Author Information: Include the names of all authors, their affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Corresponding Author: Indicate the corresponding author's name and provide their email address.
1.2. Abstract
  • Provide a brief and structured abstract of not more than 150 words. Summarize the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of your short communication.
1.3. Keywords
  • Include 3 to 5 keywords that best describe the scope of your short communication, separated by semicolons.
1.4. Introduction
  • Clearly introduce the background and context of your short communication.
  • State the objectives and rationale for the study.
1.5. Materials and Methods
  • Describe the materials, equipment, and methods used concisely to allow others to replicate your study.
  • Mention any ethical considerations and approval, if applicable.
1.6. Results
  • Present your findings briefly and clearly. Use tables, figures, and charts to enhance clarity.
  • Use headings and subheadings if needed.
1.7. Discussion
  • Interpret the results and discuss their significance.
  • Compare your findings with previous research and highlight novel aspects.
  • Address limitations and suggest potential implications.
1.8. Conclusion
  • Summarize the main findings and their implications.
  • Keep the conclusion concise and focused.
1.9. Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledge individuals, organizations, or funding sources that contributed to your short communication.
1.10. References
  • Follow the Harvard citation style specified in the IJCRAR guidelines for references. Below are some general guidelines for Harvard referencing in short communications:
    • In-text citations: Use author-date format (e.g., Smith, 2023).
    • Include all authors' names for works with up to three authors; for works with four or more authors, use "et al." after the first author's name (e.g., Smith et al., 2023).
    • List references alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Include the publication year in parentheses.
    • Use italics for book titles, journal names, and other longer works.
    • Provide page numbers for direct quotations.
2. Formatting
2.1. Manuscript Length
  • Short Communications should be concise, typically not exceeding 2500 words, excluding references, tables, and figures.
2.2. Font and Spacing
  • Use a readable font (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial) with a font size of 12.
  • Double-space the entire manuscript, including references.
2.3. Tables and Figures
  • Place tables and figures within the manuscript close to where they are first mentioned.
  • Ensure that tables and figures are clear, labeled, and referenced in the text.
2.4. Units
  • Use SI units for measurements and report numerical results with appropriate decimal places.
2.5. Footnotes
  • Use footnotes sparingly and only for essential explanatory notes.
3. Submission Process

Submit your Short Communication through the IJCRAR online submission portal.

Guidelines for Preparing and Formatting Case Studies

1. Manuscript Structure
1.1. Title Page
  • Title: Provide a concise and informative title that reflects the main theme of your case study.
  • Author Information: Include the names of all authors, their affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Corresponding Author: Indicate the corresponding author's name and provide their email address.
1.2. Abstract
  • Provide a brief abstract (not exceeding 150 words) that summarizes the case, objectives, methods, findings, and conclusions.
1.3. Keywords
  • Include 3 to 5 keywords that best describe the subject matter of your case study, separated by semicolons.
1.4. Introduction
  • Introduce the background and context of the case study.
  • Clearly state the objectives and rationale for examining the specific case.
1.5. Case Description
  • Describe the case in detail, including its history, context, and relevant background information.
  • Provide the setting, location, and participants involved.
1.6. Methods
  • Explain the methods used to collect and analyze data related to the case.
  • Include information about data sources, data collection procedures, and any ethical considerations.
1.7. Results
  • Present the findings of your case study in a clear and organized manner.
  • Use tables, figures, and charts to illustrate key points, if applicable.
1.8. Discussion
  • Interpret the results in the context of the case.
  • Discuss the implications of your findings and any lessons learned.
  • Compare the case with relevant literature and theories.
1.9. Conclusion
  • Summarize the main points of the case study.
  • Highlight the key takeaways and contributions to the field.
1.10. Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledge individuals, organizations, or funding sources that contributed to the case study.
1.11. References
  • Follow the Harvard citation style specified in the IJCRAR guidelines for references. Here are some general guidelines for Harvard referencing in case studies:
    • In-text citations: Use author-date format (e.g., Smith, 2023).
    • Include all authors' names for works with up to three authors; for works with four or more authors, use "et al." after the first author's name (e.g., Smith et al., 2023).
    • List references alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Include the publication year in parentheses.
    • Use italics for book titles, journal names, and other longer works.
    • Provide page numbers for direct quotations.
2. Formatting

2.1. Manuscript Length
  • Case Studies should typically be concise, usually not exceeding 3000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures.
2.2. Font and Spacing
  • Use a readable font (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial) with a font size of 12.
  • Double-space the entire manuscript, including references.
2.3. Tables and Figures
  • Place tables and figures within the manuscript close to where they are first mentioned.
  • Ensure that tables and figures are clear, labeled, and referenced in the text.
2.4. Units
  • Use SI units for measurements and report numerical results with appropriate decimal places.
2.5. Footnotes
  • Use footnotes sparingly and only for essential explanatory notes.
3. Submission Process

Submit your Case Study through the IJCRAR online submission portal. 

Guidelines for Preparing and Formatting Letters to the Editor

1. Manuscript Structure
1.1. Title Page
  • Title: Provide a concise and descriptive title for your letter.
  • Author Information: Include the names of all authors, their affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Corresponding Author: Indicate the corresponding author's name and provide their email address.
1.2. Introduction
  • Introduce the topic or issue that your letter addresses.
  • State the purpose of the letter and its relevance to the journal's readers.
1.3. Main Content
  • Present your argument or viewpoint concisely and logically.
  • Use clear and brief paragraphs to make your points.
  • Support your statements with evidence and references where applicable.
1.4. Conclusion
  • Summarize your main points or recommendations.
  • Provide closure to your letter and make any final remarks.
1.5. References
  • Follow the Harvard citation style specified in the IJCRAR guidelines for references. Here are some general guidelines for Harvard referencing in letters to the editor:
    • In-text citations: Use author-date format (e.g., Smith, 2023).
    • Include all authors' names for works with up to three authors; for works with four or more authors, use "et al." after the first author's name (e.g., Smith et al., 2023).
    • List references alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Include the publication year in parentheses.
    • Use italics for book titles, journal names, and other longer works.
    • Provide page numbers for direct quotations.
2. Formatting
2.1. Manuscript Length
  • Letters to the Editor should be brief and focused, typically not exceeding 1000 words.
2.2. Font and Spacing
  • Use a readable font (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial) with a font size of 12.
  • Double-space the entire letter, including references.
2.3. Tables and Figures
  • Use tables and figures sparingly, only if necessary to support your argument.
  • Ensure that tables and figures are clear, labelled, and referenced in the text.
2.4. Units
  • Use SI units for measurements and report numerical results with appropriate decimal places.
2.5. Footnotes
  • Use footnotes sparingly and only for essential explanatory notes.
3. Submission Process

Submit your Letter to the Editor through the IJCRAR online submission portal.