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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JIE) The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is intended to be an effective medium of communications and knowledge sharing among various types of stakeholder interested in the study of innovation and entrepreneurship, both form a theoretical and practical perspective. While theoretical aspect is considered as important, the journal however tends to be focussed more on practical aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship. A distinctive feature of the journal is on how innovation and entrepreneurship occur in developing countries in particular the ones located in the ASEAN region. Furthermore, the journal in particular addresses issues of innovation and entrepreneurship in start-ups and micro/small-and-medium enterprises. The journal addresses issues for examples on the criticality of innovation for companies, how innovation emerges in particular companies, how creativity plays a critical role for innovation, how institution influences entrepreneurship, how business model is developed, how start-up can be managed efficiently and effectively, how new product development is managed, how commercialisation of new product is effectively managed, what organisational aspects influence the success of entrepreneurship and innovation (e.g., human capital, organisation structure, project management), how financial aspects are addressed in activities related to innovation and entrepreneurship, and what appropriate goverment policies are to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. The targeted readers of this journal are student, researcher, practitioner and policy maker whom are interested on issues of innovation and entrepreneurship involved in start-ups and small-and-medieum entreperises located in developing countries. The journal published both original empirical research and conceptual papers.


1. Manuscript Preparation

All submitted articles must be written in good English. In your submission, please state that:

(i) The article has not been published elsewere before;

(ii) It is not being considered concurrently for publication elsewhere;

(iii)The research reported in the manuscript was conducted in accordance with general ethical guidelines. Manuscripts must comply with the following guidelines, failing which they may be returned for revision before entering the review process.

2. Manuscript Stytle

Manuscripts must be prepared using Microsoft Word (version 2003 or 2007), using Times New Roman as the font type with font size 11pt. All paragraphs including footnotes and notes under each Table should be justified. The manuscript should be formatted in one column with Tables and Figures at the end. Leave a blank line between each paragraph, each entry in the reference section, and between each section or part. The preferred length of a paper is 1-5 pages inclusive of everything (Tables, Figures, and References).


Title: Brief, effective, and reflective of the manuscript; font size 11, bold and centralised, capitalise each content word in the title.


Author(s): Full name(s), affiliation(s), e-mail and postal address(es) all in font size 11. For multiple authors, please indicate the corresponding author using an asterisk. Author affiliations, acknowledgements and information on research  grants may be written in a footnote (indicated by superscript symbols, font size 10) on the title page. This footnote should not be part of the consecutive numbering of footnotes of the paper. See the following example:


Abstract: Concise, informative, not more than 250 words, font size 10, the word abstract is italic, typed in font size 10. The abstract should reflect only what appears in the original paper. such as: Introduction: What are the reason(s) for writing the paper or the aims of the research?. Methodology: How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper? Finding and Argument: What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results. Conclusions:This section provides a brief explanation of the study and the impact of the study.


Keywords: Provide and identify about 5 keywords.; the word keyword should be italic. Separate each key words by using a comma  and do not close this part with a dot.; the word keyword should be italic. Separate each key words by using a comma.


The introduction section should (1) present the scope and objective of the paper and state the problem, (2) briefly review the pertinent literature, (3) describe the methods, and (5) provide an overview of the main results of the work.


This part describes the literatures related to the study. It may consists of primary references (grand theory, concept); journal articles (preferable published in the last 10 years); main idea from text book or electronic articles. For empirical study which uses hypotheses development, the literatures aim to strengthen the arguments for variable selection and each proposed hypothesis.


The methodology must be clearly stated and described in sufficient detail or with sufficient references.  


The findings and arguments of the work should be explicitely described and illustrated. Supporting figures, tables and images of the results (no more than two figures and two tables) may be included in the extended abstract. All the tables, images and figures should be centered. Figures and images should be numbered (see Figure 2 for an example) and figure headers should be placed under the figure or image; as for the tables, they should also be numbered (see Table 2 for an example) and the table header should be placed at the top. References (if any) of the tables, figures and images should be presented right under the tables, figures and images in the form of author surname and publication year.


Conclusions should include (1) the principles and generalisations inferred from the results, (2) any exceptions to, or problems with these principles and generalisations, (3) theoretical and/or practical implications of the work, and (5) conclusions drawn and recommendations.


*arranged alphabetically by the family name or the main name of the first author.

*Invert all authors names; give surnames and initials for up to and including seven authors (e.g. Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C.)

*Capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle, if any, and proper nouns; do not italicize or place quotation marks around it.

Author, A.A., & Author, A.A. (XXXX). Title of paper. Name of Journal.  Volume (Number), XX-XX.


Rubera, G. & Kirca, A. H. (2012). Firm innovativeness and its performance outcomes: a meta-analysis review and theoretical integration. Journal of Marketing, 76(3), 130-147.

Donwlod: Template JIBE



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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