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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, or RTF 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.

Preparation of Manuscript

Manuscript should be typed on one side A4 size paper using 12 pt ‘Times New Roman’ font with wide margins (3.5 cm), and double spacing throughout except tables and references. Every page of the manuscript should be numbered at the bottom-centered position. The first page of the manuscript should include only the title, author’s name(s) and full contact details of the author(s) including email and postal address, and telephone numbers. Professional and academic affiliations of all co-author(s) are required. These details should be presented separately to secure anonymity in the peer review process.

Main text of the paper/article should start from the second page starting with its title, abstract and keywords in the usual manner. All graphs, maps, photographs and figures should be presented in black and white. Total words of the manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 for research papers and review articles, and 2,000 for short communications.

PLAN PLUS sticks to the American Psychological Association (APA) reference style. Click on http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide/apa/ to review the guidelines to ensure that the manuscript strictly follows the reference style. 

Publication Charge

Submission is free for all authors. However, there is a BDT 5,000 or USD 60 publication charge for the accepted paper after the successful review. Once accepted, the authors will be notified with the payment instruction. After receiving the payment, a letter of acknowledgment will be sent to the corresponding author. Please note that without the payment of publication charge, the paper will not be accepted for printing.