Research Paper

  • Writing Style

    Your paper should be written in a clear and concise manner, using appropriate language for the intended audience.

  • Formatting

    Your paper should be well-organized and structured, typically including an introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion sections.

    Your paper should be written and formatted in accordance with the guidelines provided by the instructor/The Lens see submission process.

  • Question

    Your paper should be based on a specific research question or hypothesis and should use appropriate research methods to collect and analyze data.

  • Data & Findings

    Your paper should present data and findings in a clear and logical way, using tables, figures, and statistics as appropriate.

  • Citation

    Your paper should be properly cited, using a recognized citation style, such as MLA, APA, or Chicago.

  • Proofreading

    Your paper should be proofread and edited for grammar, punctuation, and style before submission.

  • Originality

    Your paper should be original work and should not plagiarize or use someone else's work or ideas without proper attribution.

  • Submission

    Your paper should be submitted on time and be prepared to be reviewed by peers or experts in the field.

  • Feedback

    You should be willing to receive feedback and be open to revisions as needed, taking into account the suggestions from the reviewers and editors to improve the paper.

What to Include

Format: Times New Roman 12pt, double space, 1”/2.54 cm margin

  • Title
  • Abstract (Approx. 150-250 words)
    • Briefly summarize the research problem, the methodology, your main findings, and the conclusion.
  • Keywords
    • Keyword 1, Keyword 2, Keyword 3, Keyword 4, Keyword 5 (3-5)
  • Introduction (Approx. half to one page)
    • Background: Briefly introduce the topic, its relevance, and identify the knowledge gap.
    • Research Problem and Objectives: State your research question and what you aim to achieve.
  • Literature Review (Approx. 1-2 pages)
    • Provide a concise review of the key literature related to your research topic, focusing on the most relevant studies.
  • Methods (Approx. 1-2 pages)
    • Describe the research methodology used:
      • Study Design: Outline your study design and the reasons behind your choices.
      • Data Collection: Briefly describe your data collection methods.
      • Data Analysis: Outline your data analysis methods.
  • Results (Varies depending on data and analysis)
    • Present your findings in a clear, succinct manner, using visual aids like tables or graphs 
  • Discussion (Approx. 1-2 pages)
    • Discuss your findings, their relation to your objectives, the existing literature, any limitations, and their implications.
  • Conclusion (Approx. half to one page)
    • Summarize your findings and their implications, and propose directions for future research.
  • Acknowledgments
    • Acknowledge those who contributed to the research but do not qualify for authorship and your funding sources.
  • References
    • List all the sources you referred to. Ensure you follow the appropriate citation style as per the journal's guidelines.
  • Appendices
    • Include any additional relevant materials that don't fit in the main body of the paper.

Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is of the utmost importance to our research journal.

We are committed to maintaining the integrity and trust of the academic community by ensuring that all research published in our journal adheres to the highest standards of academic integrity.

Our Code of Honor

  • 1
    We expect all authors to submit original work that is the result of their own independent research, and to properly cite any sources used. We will not tolerate plagiarism, falsification of data, or any other form of academic dishonesty.
  • 2
    We also expect authors to fully disclose any conflicts of interest or funding sources that may have influenced their research.
  • 3
    Our reviewers and editors will also be vigilant in detecting any potential issues of academic honesty during the peer-review process.
  • 4
    Any cases of academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely, which could include retraction of the paper, and will be reported to the relevant institutions.
  • 5
    We are committed to fostering a culture of academic integrity and trust, and we will not hesitate to take action to protect the integrity of our journal.
  • circle
    • All work submitted must be the student's own original work, unless otherwise specified.
    • All sources used, whether quoted or paraphrased, must be properly cited, using a recognized citation style.
    • Plagiarism, which is the use of someone else's work or ideas without proper attribution, is strictly prohibited and will result in disciplinary action.
    • Fabrication, falsification, or misrepresentation of data or research results is strictly prohibited and will result in disciplinary action.
    • Collaboration on assignments must be authorized by the instructor, and any collaboration must be acknowledged in the submitted work.
    • Students are responsible for understanding and adhering to these academic honesty guidelines.
    • It is important to note that academic honesty is not restricted to written work and it is expected that the same standards of honesty will be met in all aspects of research, including laboratory work, oral presentations, and online discussions.
    • If a student has any doubt about what constitutes academic dishonesty, they should consult with their instructor before submitting the work.
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