Author Guideline

Must follow the requirements, terms and, conditions specified by the AJTM journal Format Manuscripts should be written concisely as possible, consistent, and straightforward. The maximum length of the article is 15 pages in A4 size paper (around 3000-6000 words) including figures, tables, and appendix. The margin used are (left and right = 2.5cm, top = 2.5cm, and bottom = 3cm), while the letter type used is Garamond 12pt. The manuscript must be written in English following the APA (The American Psychological Association) referencing style.

The AJTM requires the manuscript is presented in several sections: Introduction; Literature study or hypothesis development; Methodology; Findings and discussion; Conclusions (includes the managerial and theoretical implications, limitation, and direction for further study); and References. Note that conceptual paper is less likely to be published in AJTM.

The title should be clear summarizing the main idea, typed in uppercase and lowercase letters, centered between the left and right margin; and no more than 15 words.
Further, list the authors and institution name following the example below:
Author 1 (a)*
Author 2 (b)
(a) Department, University / Institution Name
(b) Department, University / Institution Name
*Corresponding author, address and email address


The abstract consists of no more than 200 words, summarizing the motivation of the study, objective, research methodology and general findings. Abstract should be written in good English and includes 5 keywords.

  1. Introduction
    This section describes the background of the study that supported with information from existing literature, underlines the issues, and states the research objectives.
  2. Literature Review/ Hypotheses Development
    This part describes the literature related to the study. It may consist of primary references (grand theory, concept); journal articles (preferably published in the last 10 years); main idea from the textbook or electronic articles. For the empirical study which uses hypotheses development, the literature aims to strengthen the arguments for variable selection and each proposed hypothesis (if any).
  3. Methodology
    This section describes the research approach used in the study, underlines the data collection process, respondents list (for empirical study), and analysis process.
  4. Findings and Discussion
    This section describes the result of the analysis process which can be delivered in the table, chart, or descriptive format. This section discusses the results of the study. In this part, authors are suggested to synthesize the findings, link the finding with the existing literature, and highlight the novelties of the study.
  5. Conclusions
    This section provides a brief conclusion of the study, which also includes the managerial and theoretical implications, limitations, and direction for further study.

This section consists of all the references used in the article which should be between 15-40 references. We also emphasize the authors to use current literature published within the last ten years by following the APA referencing style (see the example below).

  • Journal

Simatupang, T. M., & Sridharan, R. (2002). The Collaborative Supply Chain. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 13(1), 15-30.

  • Book

Wibisono, D. (2006). Manajemen Kinerja: Konsep, Desain dan Teknik Meningkatkan Daya saing Perusahaan. Jakarta: Penerbit Erlangga. ISBN: 979 781 540 4.

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Kearney, Michael J. (2020). Essays on Managing Innovation (Doctoral thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA). Retrieved from

  • Electronic Resources

Wagstaff, K. (2012, March). Amazon’s $775 Million Acquisition of Kiva Systems Could Shift How Businesses See Robots. Time. Retrieved from [accessed 24 June 2015]

Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures should be numbered separately, sequentially using Arabic numerals, and titled informatively. These should be presented on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. While in the manuscript, authors need to specify the table and figure location as follow: Insert figure/table here. Tables should be submitted as data - .doc, .rtf, Excel file-, while tables submitted as image data are not accepted since these cannot be edited for publication. Figures which are provided electronically must be in .tif or .gif file extensions. All figures and graphics must have good quality originals that allow for a clear resolution of the image in its printed application.