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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Authors Guidelines: Publication Ethics and Copyright Notice, which is found below.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Formatting:

  • In terms of format, the submitted article must be complied with a number of requirements:
  1. Margin: Top, Bottom, Left and Right must be "1";
  2. [Times New Roman: Title and authors (including their affiliation) 14;
  3. Body of Analysis (Abstract; Introduction...); Others will be managed by the management of the Journal.
  • With regard to references, the following can be followed:
  1. Guriting, P., & Ndubisi, N.O. (2006). Borneo online banking: Evaluating customer perceptions and behavioral intention. Management Research News, 29(1/2), 6-15.
  2. Hair, J.T., Anderson, R.E., Tatham, R.L., & Black, W.C. (1998). Multivariate data analysis. 5th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc.

Plagiarism:

  • Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere.  Appropriate softwares may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Reporting:

  • Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.

Conflicts of Interest:

  • A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. 

Authorship and Collaboration:

  • Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper.  All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.

Multiple or Redundant:

  • Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Submission of a manuscript to the Journal will be held to imply that it presents original unpublished work and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere at the same time. Authors should refer to Authors Guidelines: Publication Ethics and Copyright Notice for preparation of manuscript. No article will be rejected without taking into consideration its values, its suitability, and its readiness to the Journal, which are based on reviewer's comment (constructive). The decision will be based on four situations: [1] Accept, [2] Accept with minor revision, [3] Accept with major revision, [4] Reject. Responsibility for opinions and accuracy of information in articles published rests solely with the respective authors. Submission can be made via:

 

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Authors Ethics:

  1. Have the responsibility of ensuring only new and original work is submitted.
  2. Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  3. Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
  4. Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
  5. Must inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  6. Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work.

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