Author Guidelines

Authors submitting articles for publishing consideration should be keen on the following guidelines:

Journal General Format

The basic outline of publishing a research article includes Abstract (100-200 words + keywords), introduction (incorporating statement of problem and thesis statement), methodology, results, discussion, conclusions and recommendations.

WBC accepts Journal articles that are between 2,500-3,500 words in length. The articles should be in English. Document should be Microsoft Word, Times Roman, Size 12, Single spacing

The style of writing may be in any consistent format such as Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.). We encourage authors to use DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for sources where suitable. Images (figures and tables) should be in-line (within document) and not more than 700 pixels. As much as possible, try to minimize the use of images.

Publishing Process include the following:

Reception of manuscript: Check emails contacts of various WBC journals

Acknowledgement: Once the manuscript has been submitted, the journal’s editor or editorial staff will acknowledge receipt with an e-mail.

 In-house Review: The journal conducts an in-house review to determine if the manuscript is suitable for publishing consideration. Once in-house review is done, the Journal sends an e-mail to indicate that the manuscript has been sent out for review (peer review). If the article is rejected on an in-house reading, the editor will inform you of the decision and may offer an explanation for the rejection. If the rejection letter offers suggestions for improving the manuscript, consider the advice carefully.

Peer Review: The corresponding editor will send your manuscript to several reviewers. Editors select referees on the basis of the manuscript’s subject matter and the needs of the journal. The refereeing process usually takes at least 3 weeks. Review of manuscripts is a double-blind process. The author does not know who reviewed the manuscript, and the referees do not know who wrote the article.

Feedback from the Reviewers: Reviewers advise the editor that the manuscript is suitable for publication, with major or minor revisions, or unsuitable for publication. No matter the determination, referees are expected to provide commentary on the manuscript. Referees are chosen because they are familiar with the subject area and anxious to see good scholarship published. Their comments can provide helpful guidelines to improving your work. As an author, it may be difficult to accept the criticisms offered on a manuscript you viewed as exceptional.

Revisions: Once the work has been refereed, the journal takes up the recommended revisions and forwards to the author. If only very minor, an in-house team takes up the task. Most manuscripts that are accepted for publication require some revision.

Images, Figures, and Tables: If the manuscript being submitted has figures or tables (images) for publication, the journals management checks for permissions to publish (in the case of images and historical maps) and provide captions and attributions. As much as possible, try to minimize the use of images.

Copyediting: Your revised manuscript is copyedited by the editorial team (Copyediting is intended to remove spelling, syntax, or grammatical errors and make the manuscript conform to the publishing requirements.

Publishing: After copy editing, the work is ready for publishing. The author can afford to sit back and enjoy the accolades that his/her hard work and careful scholarship have produced. It takes a maximum of fourteen days to publish with WBC Journals after the work is accepted for publishing.

Copyright: WBC reserves copyright to the author(s).

Charges: The Journal charge a small publishing fee to meet the WBC journals’ running costs. WBC journals charge 200 US Dollars only.