How To Submit Paper

How To Submit Paper

As a guide, papers must be between 3,000 and 3,500 words in length. A title of not more than fifteen words should be provided. For double blind review , please submit abstract or full papers as under.

For abstract submission

An abstract, to be accepted, must contain the following :

  • Research question or problem statement.
  • Motivation – Why is this research undertaken
  • Brief statement about the findings.

For Full paper Submission

All papers must include an Abstract ( containing above points) and conform to the following generic format:

  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Methodology
  • Findings/discussion
  • Conclusion/limitations and
  • References.

Please use the checklist provided below to ensure that your paper meets the requirements prior to publication. In case of noncompliance to these guidelines, your paper will be excluded from being published.

Please send us your paper in word format, not PDF files.

Paper Submission Checklist

Papers must be written in A4 paper size. (21cm x 29.7 cm) and the automatic margins that have been set for this paper size must be strictly adhered to for all text, headings, tables and figures.
Title of the paper is no more than 15 words, centred and in 16pt font.
Author(s) name(s) appear below paper title in 14pt font and centred
Leave two empty lines before and after the name(s) of the author(s)
All text in Arial provided
Section/sub-titles are in numbered sequentially, in bold and 14pt font
Leave one empty line before and after each section/sub-title
Line spacing throughout paper is single-spaced (no double spacing please)
Abstract is in italics and justified both with 2.5 inch margin on both sides
Field of Research is indicated after Abstract. Leave two empty lines after Field.
All text is in 12pt font except sub-titles
Author(s) affiliation, address and email is provided at the bottom of the first page in 10pt font
Figures, tables and charts are included within the body of the paper
Figures, text or tables are not coloured or shaded
Tables or figures do not break across two pages
All text is justified
Double space between two paragraphs are provided
No table provided in introduction, within conclusion and just after conclusion
All tables are provided within the margin and titles of the tables are centred
No space left at the beginning of the sentence of the new paragraph
Heading of the table or figure is provided on the top of the table or figure
End-notes are included if applicable (Please do not use footnotes) before reference section
Paper has been checked for grammar and spelling
References provided at the end in alphabetical order and 1cm hanging indent. Please delete all brackets before and after year of publication
No headers to be included in the paper
Page numbers to be included in a footer on the bottom right hand corner of the page in Times New Roman size 12.

References should be complete and in Harvard style.

They should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. References should be shown within the text by giving the author’s last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets, e.g. (Fox, 1994). At the end of the article should be a reference list.

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How to provide reference in the Main Body of the Paper

  • When you mention the name of single author , write the last name of the author and year of publication in Bracket.
    Example. Lagergren (1998) presented the first order rate equation
  • If there are two authors, then write last names of 2 authors.
    Example: Lagergren and James (1998) presented the first order rate equation
  • 3. If there are more than 2 authors, then write the last name of the first author and then el al.
    Example: . Lagergren et al (1998) presented the first order rate equation
  • 4. If authors name are provided at the end of the sentence, then follow same style. Only difference is put a coma before the year)
    Example: Earlier known application of equation is required ( Trivedi, 1973)
  • For more authors, follow the rule from 1-3.

How to Show in the reference section:

Follow Harvard Style ( see separate file) and never organise them in number.

Organize alphabetically. Example

Arellano, M., and S. Bond (1991), ‘Some Tests of Specifications for Panel Data: Monte Carlo Evidence and An Application to Employment Equations’, Review of Economic Studies, 58, 277–97.

Arellano, M., and O. Bover (1995), ‘Another Look at the Instrumental Variable Estimation of Error Component Models’, Journal of Econometrics, 68, 29–51. Azam, M. N., M. Z. Hoque, and M. Yeasmin (2010), ‘Audit Committee and Equity Return: The Case of Australian Firms’, International Review of Business Research Papers, 4, 202–8.

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