Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

Editorial Policy
Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere.

Reviewing Process
All papers are refereed by internationally competent researchers using a ‘double-blind’ review. The reviewers’ recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted as it is, without any revision / accepted with minor revision / rejected, but encouraged to re-write and re-submit / rejected without further consideration.

The review period will be of a short duration, usually within 8 weeks of submission.

When a paper is accepted for publication, the Editor will inform the author about the expected volume and issue of the journal the paper is to be published.

Submission Guidelines

  • The contents of the manuscript submitted shall be the sole responsibility of the authors and publication shall not imply the concurrence of editors or publisher
  • Electronic submission is requested. To submit a paper, please send a copy in the form of an attached MS Word file, clearly indicating the area of specialisation to the following e-mail address:
  • On receiving a submission, the Editor will acknowledge the receipt of the manuscript, with a serial number assigned. This number should be cited in all future correspondence.

Abstract preparation guidelines

  • The abstract should be 200-250 words and the author should give a brief overview of the study, the aim of research, its methodology findings & contribution to the field of study.
  • It should include the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classifications that can be found at, and 5 keywords about the manuscript are necessary.
  • Font – Times New Roman; text size – 12 pt, line-spacing – one-and-a-half.

Structure of paper

  • The title of the paper.
  • This is to be followed by the name of the author. Reference to the author’s name should be made at the bottom of the page with a footnote marked by asterisk (*). The reference should contain information about the author’s academic qualifications, position and the place of work as well as contact details (phone number, job or/and personal e-mail.
  • The text of the abstract should follow with keywords and JEL classifications.
  • The main body of the paper should follow
  • The main body of the paper should be followed by references.
  • The reference list should contain literature cited in the text and is to be given in alphabetical order.  There should be strict one to one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those on the list.

References in the text

  • Citations in the text are made as follows: (Myers, 2000), the former being the name of the author, the latter – year of publication. For multiple citations, please use (Krigman, Shaw, and Womack (2001) and Houston, James, and Karceski (2006)), based on an ascending year of publication.
  • Examples of references in the Reference List at the end of the paper.

Yan J. & R.L. Sorenson (2003). Collective Entrepreneurship in Family Firms: The Influence of Leader Attitudes and Behaviors. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 6(2): 37-51.

Berle A.A. & G.C. Means (1932). The Modern Corporation and Private Property. New York: Macmillan, 418 pp.
Office of Advocacy (1984). The State of Small Business: A Report of the President. Washington D.C.: Small Business Administration.

Pinto B. & S. Van Wijnbergen (1955). Ownership and Corporate Control in Poland: Why State Firms Defied the Odds. CEPR Discussion Paper, 42 pp.

Jakle, J.A. & K.A. Sculle (1999). Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Bryson, B., & Winkler, I. R. (1992). What does “oo-day” really mean?. In J. Paul, Current research on semantic competence in creolized Pig Latin (3rd ed., pp. 96-107). Lick Fork, VA: Fourchette University Press.

Department of Statistics Malaysia. Final National Accounts [Online]. [Retrieved 20 December 2010].

Abu Bakar, K. & A.G. Farinda (2010). Food Attributes and Intention to Dine: A Study of Mamak Restaurants. Paper presented at the Asia-Euro Conference 2010, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, 24-26 November, 2010.


  • Any word or words to be abbreviated should be written in full when first mentioned followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.


  • All illustrations of any kind should be a good laser printout and submitted as sequentially numbered figures. Illustrations should not be inserted in the manuscript but supplied either after the main body of text or uploaded as separate files.


  • Tables should be numbered and headed with short titles.
  • Tables are to be placed separately.


  • Acknowledgements should appear at the end of the text before references.

Manuscript length

  • The paper should be around 6000 words.