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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, or RTF 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 Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Download journal template here.

Review and Publication Process

A full double-blind refereeing process is used that comprises of the following steps.

  • Paper is sent to 2 reviewers for review.
  • The reviewers’ commendations determine whether a paper will be accepted/accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected.
  • For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to certify that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
  • If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, acceptance letter will be provided.
  • Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication (only online).
  • The review process takes maximum three weeks.

Authors and Affiliations

All authors' full names (the middle name can be shortened) should be listed together and unglued by commas. Link affiliations to the author's name with superscript numbers and list as follows: Laboratory, Department, Organization, City, State (in abbreviation if from UK, China, or Australia), and Country.
The Corresponding Author should be marked with an asterisk, and their exact contact address, email address and telephone number should be listed in a distinct paragraph. This information will be published with the article if accepted.
Any addition, erasure or reshuffle of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the analogous author: (1) the reason for the change in author list and (2) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or reshuffle. Any change of affiliation requests will not be allowed after publication.

Title of Manuscript

The title of Manuscript should be precise, descriptive, succinct, and coherent to readers outside the subject field. The title should be indented left in 16 point bold Times New Roman font and placed at the top of page 1. Capitalize only the first letter of the title.

Length of Manuscript

AIMS does not enforce a limit on the length of manuscripts so authors can provide as many details of their research results as possible.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract ought:

* Describe the context and determination of the study.

* Explain how the study was implemented, including any model organisms used, without methodological detail.

* Condense the main findings and their significance

* Be less than 300 words

Please lessen the use of abbreviations (if possible) and do not cite references in the abstract.

The Keywords

5 to 9 keywords should be provided after the abstract in a distinct paragraph.


Footnotes should be used frugally. Number them serially throughout the article. Many word processors can build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Otherwise, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and list the footnotes separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an acceptable background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve, and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The introduction should clearly state the purpose of the paper.

 Ingredients and Methods

This should be complete enough to provide enough detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important amendments of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

 Content /Result and Discussion
Content is the body of paper, consists of subtitle that representing the dialogue of the paper. Results should be clear and terse. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the consequence of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often apposite. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In discussion, it is the most significant section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the inventive question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation systematically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results reliable with what other investigators have reported (what else)?
Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it problematic to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. If an optional conclusion section is used, its content should not substantially duplicate the abstract.


The acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.


Authors are guided to follow APA Style (American Psyhological Association) References style while submitting paper to International Journal of Business and Social Science Research (IJBSSR):

Journal paper

  1. Zeithaml, V. A., Parasuraman, A. & Berry, L. L. (1985). Problems and strategies in services marketing. Journal of Marketing, 49, 33-46.
  2. Brexendorf, T. O. & Kernstock, J. (2007). Corporate behavior vs. brand behavior: Towards an integrated view? Journal of Brand Management, 15(1), 32-40.


  1. King, J. (2011). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New Zealand: Viking.

Chapters in Book

  1. Helber, T. E. (2002). Redeveloping mature resorts for new markets. In M. V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Island tourism: Management principles and practice (pp. 100-120). Chichester, England: Wiley.

            A Report

  1. Holmes, P. (2001). The intercultural communication experiences of ethnic Chinese students in a Western tertiary institution: Implications for education providers (Working paper 2000-14). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Management Communication.

  Conference Proceedings

  1. Shobhadevi, Y. J., & Bidarakoppa, G. S. (2015). Possession phenomena: As a coping behaviour. In G. Davidson (Ed.),Applying psychology: Lessons from Asia-Oceania (pp. 90-100). Carlton, Vic., Australia: Australian Psychological Society.

 A Thesis

  1. Dewstow, R. A. (2006). Using the Internet to enhance teaching at the University of Waikato(Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

      From a webpage

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Figures / Illustrations / Photographs

Graphics should be supplied as high resolution (at least 290-600 dp.i.) electronic files. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

Tables and Equations

Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size. All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.  Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.


Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF file (e-mail attachment) and should be returned within 3 days of receipt. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript.


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