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Guidelines for Submitting Papers in the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Youth Development

Paper Presentation:

Papers need to be youth work practice based /model based (report of field based development initiatives and best practices).

Note: The selected papers will be published in the Sacred Heart Journal of Science & Humanities which is a peer reviewed bi annual with ISSN number. Authors who are interested in publishing their papers can contact the organizers

Submission Guidelines:

Abstract: The paper should be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt font, 1.5 spaced, 1.5 margins. Abstract need not exceed 250 words. Include maximum of five key words and provide the designation and contact details of the authors.

Full paper: The paper should be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt font, 1.5 spaced, 1.5 margin on all four sides and not exceeding 2000 words (7-8 pages including references). Referencing should follow the APA 6 Guidelines for both in-text citations and reference list. Footnotes are not to be used.


Paper must be presented in English. Kindly check for correct grammar and spelling. Paper must be around 2000-2500 words including references and appendices. You are advised to use Times New Roman, 12 font. Check for plagiarism thoroughly before submitting. .

Guidelines for Presenting Papers in the Conference:

You will be given 10 minutes (only) for presentation and then 5 minutes for replying questions from audience. You can either read your paper or use PowerPoint Presentation.

If you are using PPTs it should be definitely less than 10 slides. If you are reading your paper, please choose only appropriate areas for reading which you will be able to cover in 10 minutes.

All Paper Presentation rooms are fitted with Desk Top Computers and LCDs. If you want to use them please send your PPTs by email by January 15th 2017. We don’t accept pen drives. We advise you to bring your own laptops. 

The moderator will remind you when you have crossed 6 minutes so that you will have 4 more minutes to complete your presentation.

Kindly bring few copies of your full paper. You can give it to few paper presenters in your group. It will also help you if by chance you come across any technical problem.


Guidelines for Publishing Papers in the Journal

Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) publishes a Peer Reviewed Journal by name - Sacred Heart Journal of Science and Humanities (Bi-annual Journal of Science and Humanities) ISSN 2277-6613 since 2012. Website:

The Special edition of the Journal with selected papers presented in the 1st International Conference organized on 19th & 20th January 2016 has been published and its pdf version is available to readers in the Conference website

If authors wish to publish the papers they present in the conference in the special edition journal, they can do so by submitting their paper for editorial review.

Papers need to be empirical in nature and on youth work practice based /model based (report of field based development initiatives and best practices).


Manuscripts should be in English and typed in MS – Word, in 12 font size in Times New Roman series with 1.5 line  spacing of the A 4 size paper, with one inch margin on all sides. The length of the article should be around 2500 words only (maximum 8 pages including tables and reference). The manuscript should have been proof read for spelling and grammar before sending. Text with embedded graphics should be in Microsoft Word format.

Title Page

All papers must have an abstract of not more than 200 words of the significant results reported in the page. Three to six keywords must be provided for indexing and information retrieval.  


All tables must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text. Tables should be self-contained and have a descriptive title.


All figures including photographs should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text.  


References should be given at the end of the article. References should be in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Footnotes to the text should be avoided. Kindly refer the guidelines on Reference.

The Cover Page

The cover page of the article should include the title of the article, the author(s) name(s) and details of the authors – Designation, Institution, Postal address, Phone Number and Email.

It should also contain the Declaration by the Author(s) that the paper is original and that it has neither been accepted for publication/ published elsewhere and nor has been submitted for consideration for publication in any other journal. The second page of the article should present the title, abstract, key words and main text.

A soft copy should be sent by email to . No need to send hard copy for editing.

The submitted articles will be verified by the editorial committee. The accepted article will be edited to suit the requirement of the editorial board. The copy right of the entire accepted article will be with Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur-635 601, India.

Reference Guidelines
(based on APA Citation Guide)
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