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Author Guidelines

Journal of Business and Management (JBM) is an online journal that is published twelve volume a year. It  publishes research papers that give rigorous theoretical and practical insight of business and managament. JBM aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of theory application and research in all areas of business and management, including – but are not limited to – marketing, business strategy, decision science and decision-making, strategic negotiation, finance, business risk, knowledge management, human capital management,  technology management, entrepreneurship, and others relevant subjects.  It is intended for researchers, students, business practitioners, and entrepreneurs to publish their ideas and experiences, and share their knowledge on business and management  issues.

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.

Table X.

(Title of Table)
*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

Figure X. (Title of Figure)

* All figures and graphics should be submitted as JPEG and  must have good quality originals that allows for clear resolution of the image in its printed application



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.


Template JBM



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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