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SBAJ

 

MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES FOR PROSPECTIVE AUTHORS

 

 

SUBMISSION FORMAT:

 

  • Manuscripts should be in English
  • Manuscripts should be typed on a standard size paper (8.5" by 11") and must not exceed 25 pages, including references, appendixes, tables, and figures.
  • The manuscript must use Microsoft Word or rich text format and should be typed in a 11-point font of New Times Roman. It must be double-spaced (excluding references, appendixes, tables, and figures). All margins are TWO inches (Right, Left, Top and Bottom)
  • The title page should include the title of the manuscript and appropriate contact information (authors' names, affiliations, complete address, contact numbers, and e-mail addresses).
  • A short bio of each author (coauthor) must be included in the cover page of the manuscript.
  • The second page should repeat the title of the manuscript and a brief (not to exceed 100 words) abstract. Excluding title page, the manuscript should not contain the name of the author or any affiliation that would allow the reviewer to determine authorship
  • Main headings should be centered and typed in all capitals. Example: INTRODUCTION.
  • Secondary headings should be typed, flush with the left margin and in small letters, with major words beginning with capitals. Example: Learning Models.
  • Tables, figures, and graphs should be included where they are discussed. Do not include notations like "Insert Table 1 About Here". Tables and Figures must fit within the margins (TWO inches Top, Bottom, Left and Right).
  • Do not use footnotes in your manuscript.
  • Citations should be made in the text by inclosing the cited author's name and the year of the work cited in parentheses. Example: Several studies (Johnson, 1999; Smith, 1998; Green, 1997) support this finding, OR, Results reported by Ball (1985) suggest ……..
  •  Direct quotations must give a page number(s); these follow the date of publication and are separated from it by a colon. Example: Johnson indicated that writing is a difficult process (1995: 6).
  • Periodical reference example:
    • Johnson, C. L. (1994). The art of writing. Academy of Management Journal, 32, 112-125
  • Periodical reference example:
    • Jacobs, B., & Gurley, M.A., (1990). When writing works. Studies in Management, 33, 75-87.

  • Book reference example:
    • Johnson, C. L. (1994). The art of writing. New York, Macmillan.

  •  Working paper reference example:
    • Becker, K.L. & Kepler, H.R., (2004). How to finance a budget deficit. NBER Working Paper No. 398. Retrieved September 23, 2004 from the National Bureau of Economic Research database.

  • References to materials on the internet must be given in brackets in the text such as:

 

 

ASSUMPTIONS:

 

  • Authors have submitted original work and made every effort to ensure accuracy of the manuscript.
  • Accepted ethical standards have been applied in the research and/or preparation of the manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Authors have obtained appropriate permissions so that the publication of the manuscript would not violate any copyright or any personal or proprietary rights of others.
  • Publication decisions are based on the recommendations of the journal's editorial board. Submissions are typically assigned to at least two reviewers for consideration. Weak or inappropriate submissions may be returned to authors without formal reviews.