Instructions to Authors

The  “Stress Management Professional -  an  International  journal (SMPIJ)” is  a  biannual  publication  of  Stress Management Lab Pvt. Ltd..

All  Communication with  reference  to  research  studies   should  be  addressed to  the  editor  of  the SMPIJ.

Prerequisites  :   The  preliminary  requirements  of  an article  before  it  is  processed  for  reviews  are  the  following 

  1. The  study  should be  relevant  to  any  one  area  of  stress.
  2. Research  report  should  be  ideally  of  4000-4500 words.
  3. Preference  is  given to research  report based on patient care studies concentrating on stress aspects rather than  medical aspects  of  treatment.
  4. Articles  should  be  based  on   research  studies. The work  done  during  past  5 year  will be considered.

Declaration – Each  articles  should  be  accompanied  with  a  declaration  by all the author/authors  that  they are:

  • The  authors  of  article
  • The research  report is  original.
  • Has not  been  published  and  has  not been  submitted  for publication  elsewhere

 Typescript -  The research  report  should be typed  1.5 line  spacing ,on A4 size paper , with margins 1.5 inches on the  left and  right side and 2 inches  on top and bottom . The font size should be  12 in  times  New Roman.

Research Article  : The  researcher is  requested  to  include  the  following  information  while  submitting  the  articles.

Title:  Title of  the  article   should  be  mentioned.

 Abstract : The  first  page  of  the  article  should comprise  of  an abstract  which  should  be  within  word  limit  of 100 - 150. Below  the  abstract  3-5 key words  should  be mentioned.

 Background : It should include  the  need of  the  study  along  with  the  relevant  data  in  geographical  order  Global, Nation, and Local with  the  topics.



Conceptual framework with explanation and diagram.

 Methodology : Research  methodology, population, sample  size , setting  tool, data collection  procedure, ethical  issues  and  schematic  diagram.

 Findings:  According  to the  objectives  of  the  study, significant Tables & figures  should  be  depicted  on  an  excel  sheet in  a separate file. Total number of tables , figures  &  graphs should  not be  more  than 4.

 Discussion : Finding  should  be supported  with  other  studies.

 Conclusion : Should  include  the  final  remarks but  not  the  summary .

Case study : Case  study  should  be    based on clinical  setting . It should  be  organized  into  three sections -  Introduction/ background, body & conclusion. It should  describe  the outcome with  management  and methodology. It  should  be  narrative  in  nature  and  can  be  supported  by  pictures/ charts. The case study  should  not  exceed  2000 words.

 Abbreviations & Symbols:   Use only standard abbreviations. Please don`t use abbreviations in thetitle.

 Spellings:  Use American  spelling in all  cases .

 References : Studies  quoted  in  the  research  articles  should  be  included  in  references /bibliography . References should  be numbered consecutively  (superscript ) in the order in which they  appear in  the  text  (not in alphabetic  order); Vancouver  Style. List  all  authors for journal article up to six  references  .In cases  of more than  six  authors, use et al  after  the  sixth  author.

Example   Pressler  RM,   Robinson  RO, Wilson  GAM , Blnnie  CD. Treatment  of  interictal  epileptiform  discharges  can  improve  behavior  in  children   with    behavior  problems  and  epilepsy.  J Pediatr  2005; 146 :1112-117

 Book  references   are  to  be  cited  as : Hill  D. Electroencephalography  : A  symposium  on  its  various aspects.  In  Hill  D,  Parr  G  9eds ) 1950  Macdonald : London  EEG  and  Behavior  (Ed) Glasser GH, New  York ,Basic Books 1964

 Submission :  Researcher   should submit  the  research  studies  online:

The  research  study  should  also  be sent  through  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address  For  Correspondence :   The  researcher  should  specify  his  /her  full  postal  address,  telephone  number ,  fax  and  E-mail  ID  for  correspondence.

Peer  Review:   All  articles  received  for  publication  will  be  peer  reviewed. The  Editor –in  chef & the  Editorial  Board  will  decide  on  the  suitability  of  the  material  for  publication,  which  will  be  final.

Authors  will  be  informed  about  acceptance  or  rejection  of  the articles  within  3  months  of  receipt.  The  main  author  will  get  a  complimentary  copy  of  the  journal  in  which  his/her  article  is  published.


Stress-related Area & Type of Articles

  • Therapies
  • Occupation
  • Health
  • Education
  • Family & Relationship:
  • Assessments
  • Interventions
  • Cognitive areas
  • Emotional areas
  • Neuronal areas
  • Physiological areas
  • Social areas
  • Organizational areas  
  • Research articles
  • Review articles
  • Case studies
  • Brief reports
  • Book reviews  
  • Editorials, etc.

Indexed and Abstracted In


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