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Manuscript Format

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Format for the Manuscript:

The recommended manuscript format for submission to ‘Orchid Insights’ is as follows:

  1. General Formatting
  • Use a legible font such as Times New Roman or Arial, with a font size of 12 points for the main text.
  • Use a boldface font size of 14 points for the title and a boldface font size of 12 points for subtitles. 
  • Use boldface with a font size of 12 points for the headings of tables and figures. 
  • Maintain double line spacing throughout the manuscript.
  • Ensure that margins are set to at least 1 inch (2.54 cm) on all sides.
  • The text alignment should be justified
  • Use the Cambria Math font or equation editor to represent mathematical equations and symbols, allowing for easy editing if necessary.
  • Use number all pages sequentially, starting with the title page.
  • Ensure that the file is properly formatted and includes all required sections.
  • Proofread the manuscript carefully before submission to ensure that it is free of errors and typos.
  • Submit the manuscript as a single Word or PDF file through the journal’s online submission system.
  1. Title Page:

Title of the manuscript: Should be concise and informative, and accurately reflect the content of the manuscript.

Author(s) information: Full name, affiliation, email address, and ORCID (if available) for each author.

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, including post-publication.

Abstract: A brief summary of the research, not exceeding 250 words. It should include the purpose of the study, methods, results, and conclusions.

Keywords: Provide 3-5 keywords that best describe the content of the manuscript.

  1. Main Text:

Introduction: 

  • Provide background information, state research problem and the purpose of the study
  • Explain why this problem is significant and how it contributes to existing knowledge.
  • Highlight gaps in current knowledge that your study aims to fill by summarizing relevant studies from literatures
  • Outline the research objectives and the research questions and / or hypotheses. 
  • Provide a brief overview of the methods and the potential contributions to the field.

Materials and Methods:

  • Materials and Methods: Describe the study design, sampling methods, experimental procedures, data collection techniques, and any statistical analyses performed.
  • Theory/Calculation (If applicable):  If it is an integral part of the study, provide the theoretical framework or mathematical calculations underlying the study. If applicable, include equations, formulas, or models used in the research, along with explanations 

Results: 

  • Present the findings of the study clearly and concisely using text, tables, and figures, where appropriate maintaining objectivity. 
  • If applicable, provide how data analyzed statistically, and trends highlighted.

Discussion: 

  • Interpret the results, explain their significance discuss their implications, and compare them with previous studies in the field. 
  • Avoid extensive citations and discussions of published literature, in this section. 
  • On comparing the results with previous studies discuss any limitations there exist.

Conclusion: 

  • Summarize the key findings of the study, restating the main points and their significance in the context of the study’s objectives or hypotheses.
  • Examine the implications of the findings, address any limitations of the study and propose potential areas for future research.
  • Offer practical recommendations or applications based on the study’s results, as discussed in your research.
  • Supplementary Sections

Funding Information

  • Include a declaration of any funding sources that supported the research.

Conflict of Interest: 

  • Mention if any potential conflicts of interest that could be perceived as influencing the research or its interpretation.

Ethical Considerations:

  • If applicable, declare ethical considerations related to the research.
  • Include statements on ethical approval, consent, and data sharing, if applicable.

Acknowledgements: 

  • Provide recognition of individuals or organizations that contributed to the research but do not meet the criteria for authorship.

References: 

  • A list of all sources cited in the article, following a specific citation style.

Appendices: 

  • Additional information or supplementary material (e.g., data, code, or syntax) that supports the main content but is not essential for understanding the core message of the article (If applicable).

Figures and Tables

  • Include all figures and tables as necessary to support the text as separate files.
  • Provide clear and informative captions for all figures and tables.
  • Ensure that figures and tables are referred to in the text in numerical order.

 

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Orchid Insights: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Orchid College