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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Full details of electronic submission and formats can be obtained from this webpage below.

A submitted paper must not be previously published or not under consideration from any publishers.

Flow diagram for processing manuscript submitted to the RAST Journal:




 1. The manuscript written in English, should not be more than 12 pages. The content format is:

-  Short title (up to 40 characters including spaces), subtitle (if desired), author’s name, affiliation, full postal address and telephone ,

   email address and fax numbers. Respective affiliations and addresses for co-authors should be clearly indicated.

-  Self-contained abstract in the range of 200 to 250 words in a single paragraph outlining the aims, scope and conclusions;

   acknowledgements (if any); article title abbreviated appropriately for use as a running headline.

-  Not more then six keywords

-  Main body of the text

-  References

-  Appendices

-  Tables

-  Captions to illustrations

-  Illustrations

2. Font size, type, grammar, illustrations, charts, drawings, sketches, and diagrams are submitted on separate sheets and be ready for direct reproduction. All illustrations should be consecutively numbered and given proper legends. Font of the captions, legends and other texts in the figures are in double-spaced 11-point Times New Roman. Legends must use capital letters for the first letter of the first word and use lower case for the rest of the words. All symbols must be italicized. Photographs should be black and white glossy prints but good colored photographs are acceptable.


3. Tables should be consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals and given in a suitable caption. Notes and references within tables should be included with the tables. Superscript letters should refer to notes. The table columns should have an explanatory heading. Table should not repeat data available elsewhere in the article, e.g. in an illustration.


4. Each reference should be sequentially numbered; in brackets in the content. Typical examples:

-  Journal references consist of: name of author (s); year; article title; journal name; volume; issue number; and page number (s).

-  Book references consist of: name of author (s); year of publication; title; edition; location and publisher.

-  Proceeding references consist of: name of author (s); article title; conference title; venue; country; date; location and publisher.

5. Manuscripts should be prepared in the form of journal style with 1 inch margin of A4 paper and doubled-space. The Standard International System of Units (SI) is required.


6. During paper preparation, the most suitable word-processing software is Microsoft Word for Windows XP (or higher versions).


Template: A template file is available at here. (Download here)

Reference: The reference style in manuscript in APA style

  • Journal references: name of author (s); year; article title; journal name; volume; issue number; and page number (s).

Example: Nevin, A. (1990). The changing of teacher education special education. Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children13(3-4), 147-148.

  • Book references: name of author (s); year of publication; title; edition; location and publisher.

Example: Finney, J. (1970). Time and again. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

  • Proceeding references: name of author (s); article title; conference title; venue; country; date; location and publisher.

Example: Cloyd, AM. (2014). Surveying students: A look at citation habits of college students, presented at EasyBib Info Lit Conference, New York City, 2014. New York, NY: EasyBib Publishing.

  • Thesis / Dissertation : Author. (Year). Title. (Degree Thesis Type, University, Place Published. `Retrieved from` URL `Available from` Database Provider Name of Database database. (Document Number)

Example: Knight, K.A. (2011). Media epidemics: Viral structures in literature and new media (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from MLA International Bibliography Database. (Accession No. 2013420395)

  • Patent : Inventor. (Year). Country `Patent No`.Patent Number. Published Source: Issuing Organization.

Example: Bryant, S.J. (1998). European Patent No. EP GB2322334. Munich, Germany: European Patent Office.

  • Websites : Author. (Year, Last Update Date). Title. Series Title. Edition. Retrieved from URL

Example: Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Retrieved from https://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-tale-of-two-flaccos/


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.