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Please read the Instructions for Author before submitting your manuscript. The manuscript files should be given the surname of the first author.  Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: keithynng@gmail.com or editor@jabms.net. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 72 hours. 

Journal of Applied Business and Management Studies will only accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments.
   1. As a guide, articles should be between 3000 and 8000 words in length.
   2. A title of not more than twelve words should be provided.
   3. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including:

  • Full name
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail address
  • Full international contact details
  • Brief professional biography.


NB This information should be provided on a separate sheet and authors should not be identified anywhere else in the article.

Authors must supply a structured abstract set out under 4-7 sub-headings (see our "Introduction for writing an abstract" guide for practical help and guidance):

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory).

Maximum is 250 words in total.

Please provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. Categorize your paper under one of these classifications:

  • Research paper
  • Viewpoint
  • Technical paper
  • Conceptual paper
  • Case study
  • Literature review
  • General review.


Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. The preferred format is for headings to be presented in bold format, with consecutive numbering. All Figures (charts, diagrams and line drawings), Plates (photographic images) and Tables should be included as part of the manuscript. They should not be submitted as graphic elements. Supply succinct and clear captions for all tables, figures and plates. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate. They should be of clear quality, in black and white and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals.

References to other publications must be in the American Psychological Association (2001) style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. For more information, please visit: http://www.apastyle.org. You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the author's surname or (Adams & Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

  • For books: Surname, A. A., & Surname, B. B. (Eds.). (Year). Title of work: Subtitle. Place of publication: Publisher.

          e.g. Matthews, J. (1999). The art of childhood and adolescence: The construction of meaning. London: Falmer Press

  • For books (no author): Title of work. (Year). Place of publication: Publisher.

          e.g. The Blackwell dictionary of cognitive psychology. (1991). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

  • For books (no date): Surname, A. A., & Surname, B. B. (Eds.). (Year). Title of work: Subtitle. (Volume No.). Place of publication: Publisher.

         e.g. Mandl, H., & Jones, A. (Eds.). (n.d.). Learning and instruction: European research in an international context.                (Vol. 2). Oxford, UK: Pergamon.

  • For journals: Surname, A.A. (year). Title of article. Journal Name, volume (number), pages.

         e.g. Foo, P., & Kelso, J. A. (2001). Goal directed meaning connects perception and specification. Behavioral and

         Brain Sciences, 24(2), 222 – 223.

  • For published conference proceedings: Surname, A.A. (year, month). Title of paper. In Title of published proceeding, place (page numbers). Place of publication: Publisher.

          e.g. Rowling, L. (1993, September). Schools and grief: How does Australia compare to the United States. In            

         Wandarna coowar: Hidden grief: Proceedings of the 8th National Conference of the National Association for Loss              and Grief (Australia), Yeppoon, Queensland (pp. 196-201). Turramurra, NSW: National Association for Loss and                  Grief.

  • For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor): Title of entry. (year). In Title of Encyclopedia (edition, volume, pages). Place of publication: Publisher.

          e.g. Mental disorders and their treatment. (1987). In The new encyclopaedia Britannica (5th ed., Vol. 23, pp. 956-  

          975). Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • For newspaper articles (authored): Surname, A.A. (year, month date). Article title, Newspaper, pages.

         e.g. Kissane, K. (1998, September 5). Kiss or kill: Who is the victim when a battered woman kills? The Age: Extra, p.6.

  • For electronic sources: Article Author, A. A., & Article Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article [Version if appropriate]. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), inclusive page or paragraph numbers. Retrieved month day, year, from Web address.

          e.g. Bond, L., Carlin, J. B., Thomas, L., Rubin, K., & Patton, G. (2001). Does bullying cause emotional problems? A                 prospective study of young teenagers [Electronic version]. BMJ, 323, 480-484. Retrieved November 21, 2001, from             http://www.bmj.com.
Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).

Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.  Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.  Because JABMS will be published online without access restrictions, authors will have electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.


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