IJSPL is a double-blind peer reviewed online journal published by the Rashtram School of Public Leadership, Rishihood University.
IJSPL is a double-blind peer reviewed online journal published by the Rashtram School of Public Leadership, Rishihood University.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines:

In the preparation of their research articles, authors are asked to strictly abide by the standard IJSPL author guidelines as detailed below.

Style Sheet

The Manuscript should follow the format specified by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020). It has to be submitted in MS-Word, Times New Roman, font size 12. The headings should be in bold, and italics may be used to add emphasis and for book titles. It is recommended that the submissions be within the range of 4000-7000 words for research articles.

 The Manuscript title page should include:

  • A concise title providing a clear overview of the content of the article.
  • The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).
  • Abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  • 4-6 keywords for indexing purposes.

In addition to this, the author must submit, in a separate MS Word file, a duly signed declaration of originality of the work, clearly stating that it has not been published nor is it being considered for publication elsewhere. 

References Style:

Format: APA 7th Edition

Journal: Berk, R. A. (2012). Top 20 strategies to increase the online response rates of student rating scales. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 98–107.

Book: Buller, J. L. (2012). Best practices in faculty evaluation: A practical guide for academic leaders. Jossey-Bass.

Ethical Guidelines


The manuscript submitted to IJSPL should be an original work of the author, not published anywhere else in any form. It should not be submitted to any other journal simultaneously. You can download the declaration form from here.


It is the author’s responsibility to ensure accurate presentation of their study. All the quotations, supporting data and references have to be duly acknowledged. The manuscript may be screened for plagiarism.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

The authors should disclose the research grants, financial support received for attending conferences and educational programmes or other forms of substantial relationships that might have influenced the research in a significant manner.

Submission Procedure:

Please send in your submissions by clicking on the ‘Submit Your Paper Here’ button and uploading your paper along with other details.


Neither the editors nor the members of the Editorial/Advisory Board of IJSPL will be in any way responsible for the opinions of the contributors as expressed in their articles.

The decision of the reviewers regarding acceptance/rejection of any submitted article would be final and any grievance in this regard will not be entertained.

If any article is found to be plagiarized after publication in the journal, the article in question would be immediately removed and the author blacklisted.

We do not accept any fee in the name of submission, processing, publication, etc., nor do we pay authors for their contribution.