Author Guideline

  1. Authors’ guidelines
  • Language

British English is the official medium of communication in all manuscripts/articles


  • Manuscript structure

1.2.1 Title page

Should be brief and focused on the content of the paper containing authors’ full names & affiliations with indicated phone numbers, email address, postal address – all in bold form, except for authors ‘s names

1.2.2 Abstract

Should be both Informative and brief not exceeding 250 words in one paragraph (max. length)

1.2.3 Key words

Should not exceed five (5) key words which clearly explain the manuscript‘s theme & purpose

1.2.4 Main

Text-Shall constitute introduction, methodology, discussions, conclusions and recommendations.

1.2.5 Acknowledgement

Findings and The authors’ manuscript submitted for review and publishing should constitute an acknowledgement of the people who contributed to the work, funding agencies in brief etc.

1.2.6 References

The TCD journal operates Harvard referencing style and all manuscripts are required to be formatted in this style accordingly: Books: Author, Initials., Year. Title of book. Edition. Place: Publisher. Redman, P., 2006. Good essay writing: a social sciences guide. 3rd ed. London: Open University in assoc. with Sage. Journal articles: Author, Initials., Year. Title of article. Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number), page numbers. Boughton, J.M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: an in depth looks. Political Science Quarterly, 42 (6), p.564-78.

1.2.7 Tables

All tables whose size exceed one page should appear on a separate page, single–spaced, numbered in Arabic, headings and footnotes – all formatted in Ms Word

1.2.8 Figures

All figures whose size exceed one page should appear on a separate sheet, numbered in numerical order, high resolution graphics such as JPEG

1.2.9 Appendices

Include appendices only if they provide essential information not possible within the body of the article

1.2.10 Format

Manuscript(s) should be formatted & printed in A4 size ,font 12”,single- spaced, times new Roman, paragraph not numbered; a maximum of three level headings is required

1.2.11 Pagination

Should be in Roman & Arabic numerically formatted to appear at the centre of the page