Citation Style


a. Citation

Cite references in the text by Roman numbers like [1], [2-4] and/or [6-7, 9-11]. Example: as mentioned in earlier sentence [1] you have to include the reference. If for a particular point or information you need to quote two three references then you can use in this way [2-4]. Further, to quote the references that are not in sequence then you can use the way [2-4, 6-8].

b. Reference List

The list of references should include works that are cited in the text that have been published, accepted for publication, communicated or to be submitted. Personal communications and unpublished works, and thesis can also be included in the Reference list. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

c. Article from Journal

  • Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., DeNiro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001).
  • Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing,44(3), 213–245.

d. Article by DOI

  • Slifka, M. K., & Whitton, J. L. (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.1007/ s001090000086

e. Book

  • Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

g. Online Document

  • Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. her_res/lib_archives/archives/200604.pdf. Accessed 25 June 2007.

All tables must be numbered using roman numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numeral order. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines

For the best quality final product, it is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided. Supply all figures electronically. Name your figure files with “Fig” and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.

Figure Lettering

To add lettering, it is best to use Arial (sans serif fonts). Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt). Variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label. Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc. Do not include titles or captions within your illustrations.

Figure Numbering

All figures are to be numbered using roman numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, “A1, A2, A3, etc.” Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.

Figure Captions

Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.


If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Chitkara University Publication will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other open & free sources should be used.


In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your figures, please make sure that all figures have descriptive.


Submit all material in standard file formats.

Text and Presentations

Submit your material in *.doc or *.PDF format. A collection of figures may also be combined in a *.OPJ, *.PDF, *.EPS file format.

After Acceptance Copyright Transfer

Upon acceptance of article author will receive Copyright Transfer Form. Once the Author Application has been completed, then article will be processed and author will receive the proofs. Authors will be asked to grant copyright of the article to the Chitkara University Publications for exclusive publication and dissemination rights. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws, the article publish under the Creative Commons Attribution License.


Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author.

Color Illustrations

Publication of color illustrations is free of charge.

Proof Reading

The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor.

After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article, except to addition name of the author (s).

Online First

The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

Language of the Research Paper

The Research Paper(s) and all communication must be in English language only.

Citation of this Journal’s Article(s)

Published article(s) reference of Creative Space (Creat. Sp.) in other manuscript(s) for citation should be use in this format;

S. Kumar, A. Kumar, J.Kumar, Creative Space (Creat. Sp.) Vol.3, p165,(2015).

[Name of the author with initials, name of journal in italic(Creat. Sp.), volume bold, page number and the year of publication]